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Posted on: Nov 4, 2019

From the IBJ:

Angel Henry is used to being surrounded by mostly men as a woman working in Indianapolis’ burgeoning technology sector.

Henry, who joined tech firm Genesys as senior director of professional services four months ago, has experienced the moment in a work meeting “when you speak up to make a recommendation and people literally don’t hear you, but your male counterpart says the same thing and they hear him.”

Henry, 42, added: “You sit there thinking, ‘Is it me; is it something I’ve done?’”

So when Henry learned that Genesys launched a companywide gender-diversity-and-inclusion campaign early this year, it was a breath of fresh air, she said.

The California-based tech firm, which acquired Indianapolis-based software maker Interactive Intelligence for $1.4 billion in 2016, has made measurable, albeit small, progress since the launch.

It has seen a 1.4% increase in women employees among its worldwide workforce of nearly 5,500, including more than 800 employees in Indianapolis, its biggest worksite.

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This article was submitted by Lucy Dollen, Quarles & Brady LLP. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Women and the Law Division, please email Kara Sikorski at ksikorski@indybar.org.

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