Inclusion riders in tech to diversity talent – toward a more inclusive baseline

An inclusion rider leverages the power of a person — or a team — that is in high demand. Given the intense competition for skilled, experienced talent, an inclusion rider is a way to expand from the singular success of “rockstars” toward a scalable, group impact. Here are suggestions from Nicole Sanchez for what to request in a speaking gig opportunity. Not all of us are invited to speak at conferences that require a contract and, therefore, the opportunity for a rider. Still, it’s worth mentioning that conferences should be mindful of the following. If we all ask for these things, we can push toward a more inclusive baseline.