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Featured Session: Why has Tech failed at Building Diverse Workforces and Inclusive Cultures?

10/05/2017
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
OCCC Valencia Ballroom

Objective: Inspiration
Audience Level: All
Session Type: Panel

Despite billions of dollars spent over the last few years, we have seen paltry progress in building a diverse tech ecosystem and fostering welcoming work environments. What accounts for the lack of progress? This panel will be a group of diverse members from various parts of the tech ecosystem for an important and interactive discussion. What’s been tried and failed? What shows promise? How can we re-envision solutions and accelerate progress? To create change there must be action and this discussion will be a call-to-action for building inclusive cultures that attract and retain diverse talent.

Speaker(s)

Freada Kapor Klein Ph.D., Partner at Kapor Capital and Kapor Center for Social Impact, Founder & Board Chair at Level Playing Field Institute and Founding Member, Project Include
Cynthia "Cindy" Owyoung MBA, Founder & CEO, Breaking Glass Forums
Dominique DeGuzman, Infrastructure & Security Engineer, Twilio
Kylie Bemis, Future Faculty Fellow, Northeastern University
Laura I Gomez, Founder & CEO, Atipica & Founding Member, Project Include
Y-Vonne Hutchinson J.D., Executive Director, ReadySet & Founding Member, Project Include