The tech sector has, historically, had a very stereotypical workforce: young, white and male.

In recent years, the tide has turnedm as more and more companies begin to embrace diversity, hiring fully representative candidates. But diversity is one thing, and inclusion is another.

At Inspirefest, Sodexo Ireland president Margot Slattery, Fidelity International head of technology Stuart Warner, Accenture CHRO Ellyn Shook and Dropbox global head of diversity Judith Williams joined Inspirefest founder and Silicon Republic CEO Ann O’Dea on stage to discuss why diversity is important, and what companies can do to make more inclusive environments for workers.

Words by Kirsty Tobin