DIVERSIO NAMED FINALIST IN AI AND DATA CATEGORY OF FAST COMPANY’S 2022 WORLD CHANGING IDEAS AWARDS
From a 3D printed vaccine patch to an electric truck, a seawater-powered lamp, and countless other bold innovations, the sixth annual awards honor the products, concepts, companies, policies, and designs that are driving change, tackling issues from climate change to inequality, and so much more.
New York, NY May 3, 2022 — The winners of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, honoring clean technology, innovative corporate initiatives, brave new designs for cities and buildings, and other creative works that are supporting the growth of positive social innovation, tackling social inequality, climate change, and public health crises.
Diversio’s AI-powered Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion measurement and improvement platform is a finalist in the “AI and Data” category, honoring projects that harness the power of data, machine learning, or artificial intelligence to understand the world and empower change. With the ability to not only measure diversity, but through Natural Language Processing (NLP), advanced data capture and analysis, and intelligent business recommendations, Diversio’s dashboard allows organizations to also measure inclusion, identify specific pain points with detailed demographic breakdown, and create an actionable plan for improving DEI and measuring results.
Now in its sixth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 39 winners, 350 finalists, and more than 600 honorable mentions—with climate, social justice, and AI and data among the most popular categories. A panel of eminent Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 2,997 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, health, social justice, and more. In addition, several new categories have been added this year including climate, nature, water, and workplace. The 2022 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Switzerland to Hong Kong to Australia.
Fast Company’s Summer 2022 issue (on newsstands May 10, 2022) will showcase some of the world’s most inventive entrepreneurs and companies tackling global challenges. The issues highlight, among others, probiotics for coral reefs, easy-to-assemble kit homes for refugees or disaster survivors, a 3D printed vaccine patch, an electric truck, a system to heat homes from the waste heat of a name-brand factory, and prosecutor-initiated resentencing for overly long prison sentences.
“For years many organizations suffered from the gap between wanting to make the workplace a more equitable and inclusive environment and having objective data to know where to begin and what to measure,” said Laura McGee, CEO and Founder of Diversio. “We’re proud to have an AI-powered tool that leverages objective data to create real-world, actionable plans and measurable results, and honored to have Fast Company recognize us as a finalist for their 2022 World Changing Ideas.”
“We are consistently inspired by the novelty and creativity that people are applying to solve some of our society’s most pressing problems, from shelter to the climate crisis. Fast Company relishes its role in amplifying important, innovative work to address big challenges,” says David Lidsky, interim editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists have identified some of the most ingenious initiatives to launch since the start of 2021, which we hope will both have a meaningful impact and lead others to join in being part of the solution.”
Diversio is a diversity & inclusion data and consulting company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. With offices in London and New York, Diversio has clients in over 30 countries and is the provider of choice for governments and leading corporations around the world. Diversio’s award-winning artificial intelligence technology has helped hundreds of organizations and investors to collect data, gain insights, and implement solutions to make meaningful progress on diversity & inclusion.
About the World Changing Ideas Awards: World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.