AUTHENTIC INCLUSIONTM DRIVES DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

Authentic Inclusion™ is the institutional insight that human diversity is at the core of disruptive innovation. It calls for holistic actions across all parts of an institution to respect an individual human’s ability to make a difference not in spite of, but because of their difference. By putting humans first, prosperity can have longevity because principle, purpose, and profit are harmoniously aligned.

AUTHENTIC INCLUSIONTM DRIVES DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

Authentic Inclusion™ is the institutional insight that human diversity is at the core of disruptive innovation. It calls for holistic actions across all parts of an institution to respect an individual human’s ability to make a difference not in spite of, but because of their difference. By putting humans first, prosperity can have longevity because principle, purpose, and profit are harmoniously aligned.

ABOUT

FrancesWestCo
is a global advisory company working with public, private, non-profit and start-ups to operationalize inclusion as a core business imperative to drive disruptive innovation.

Founded by Frances West, an internationally recognized thought leader, keynote speaker, strategy advisor and women-in-technology executive. Frances has held many global executive positions from marketing, sales to business development and strategic partner management. She was IBM’s first Chief Accessibility Officer and received an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts in Boston for her work in accessibility research and digital inclusion.

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SPEAKING

Frances West delivers thought-provoking keynotes that influence leaders, impact businesses and inspire organizational transformation.

SAMPLE SPEAKING TOPICS

Authentic Inclusion™: Drives Disruptive Innovation

Breaking through Barriers: Women in Technology

Inclusive Technology and its Impact on the Future of Work

Beyond Compliance, Business Impact of Accessibility

Previous Speaking Appearances

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BOOK

AUTHENTIC INCLUSION™
DRIVES DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

This insightful book, due to be released in January 2019, describes Frances West’s personal and professional journey and what led her to create the Authentic Inclusion™ blueprint.   Frances proposes new ways business leaders can think about inclusion as human first and a strategic business imperative to drive disruptive innovation.

SERVICES

FrancesWestCo provides advisory services, speaking engagements and creates strategic partnerships through high impact global initiatives.

Frances West and her associates advise clients around the world on adopting a human first approach to innovation through the Authentic Inclusion™ blueprint, an enterprise wide strategic framework that operationalizes digital inclusion so value differentiation, talent acquisition and market expansion can be scaled and sustained.

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BLOG

Diversity Drives Disruptive Innovation

G3ict made an announcement today regarding FrancesWestCo’s collaboration with World Enabled and AT&T on the Inclusive Innovation for Smarter Cities project. Together, we will work to ensure each smart city strategy embraces diversity and inclusion in their urban...

Priceless Reward 无价之宝

In 2004 I went to China as the newly appointed IBM Accessibility Center Director. At the time, the word “accessibility” had no Chinese translation. I, with the help of the IBM Research Director, worked on the Chinese translation myself. My goal was to start...

Values Matter 以德在先

“Uber Fail” is the title of June 26th’s Time magazine cover article. In it author Katy Steinmetz and Matt Vella described the catastrophic fall of Uber, “the world’s most valuable startup” and commented that “future startups are going to make decisions that will...

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