As we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, we can reflect on how much things have changed since the March on Washington, and how far we still have to go. Thankfully, many of the legal and systemic barriers that prevented true inclusion have been removed. But in the technology industry, where I've made my career, statistics show a sad reality: Women, African Americans and Latinos are severely underrepresented in most large technology companies. Why does it matter? Let's set aside, for a moment, the obvious answer that it indicates potential bias, prejudice or systemic problems and the lost opportunities for those who have been discriminated against. Countless studies have empirically proven it also matters because those organizations are less effective, make poorer decisions and are less profitable than their more diverse counterparts. In other words, lack of diversity makes them less effective at achieving core business goals.