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Thursday, October 29 • 5:15pm - 5:55pm
Diversity In Tech

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There is a very real reality about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; everybody is talking about it, and every organization wants it! You cannot think about product planning, growth, or quarterly goals without discussing DE&I. However what does it really mean?
Instead of DE&I being a blanket statement thrown around as a item to be checked off of a list, let’s get to the real nature of what true diversity, equity, and inclusion within tech is.
In this talk, we will discuss common thoughts and misconceptions in tech around diversity, the look of the changing landscape and what is driving those changes, and what people like you can expect as we drive towards more diverse and inclusive teams.
Key Takeaways
Common thoughts and misconceptions in tech around diversity.
Touching on diversity from and internal and external perspective.
The “bar”, Rooney Rule, and other initiatives surrounding the stalemate of the needle.
There are no Black people in tech fallacy.
What’s changing in the landscape and what’s driving those changes.
Black Squares on Instagram and blanket statements.
Gen Z is not here for your inaction.
The list of excuses is getting short.
What can businesses expect and why.
Show up. To the conversation and commit to change.
Show out. Speak transparently about status of diversity and plan for betterment.
Set up. URMs for success.

Speakers
avatar for Ash Coleman

Ash Coleman

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Credit Karma
Ash focuses her efforts within technology on curating belonging and bringing awareness to inclusion strategies for Women, URMs, and lbgtq+ communities. A former chef, Ash crafted her software approach through learnings in hospitality. After over a decade in the kitchen, she cashed... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2020 5:15pm - 5:55pm UTC
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