THE CENTER OF GRAVITY FOR ENTREPRENEURS IN TEXAS
RSVP FOR THIS EVENT | $75 - $125
Research makes it clear that companies with more diverse workforces are more successful. They have more engaged employees, are more innovative, and perform better financially.
Many organizations want a diverse workspace, but do they have the knowledge and tools necessary to create a sustainable diversity program that attracts and retains top diverse talent? Do they know how to engage diversity in meaningful ways and create workspaces that allow diverse individuals to feel seen, heard, and valued?
Join us for an interactive workshop that will help you:
- Understand the nuances of diversity, difference, and inclusion,
- Articulate what’s at stake in developing sustainable diversity initiatives, and
- Gain practical tools and strategies for creating an inclusive workspace
We’ll start with a framework for developing inclusive and equitable approaches to diversity. We’ll explore social structures that shape identity – such as race, gender, and sexual orientation – and we’ll use hands-on exercises to help you recognize your own unconscious biases and the ways you view difference. We’ll talk about skills and strategies for navigating diversity and making it an asset.
You’ll meet leaders in diversity and inclusion, human resources, and tech who will share their stories and give you concrete, actionable steps that you can take to create a more inclusive workspace. You’ll learn how job share programs attract and retain top female talent, including returners while improving engagement, productivity, and solution-driven results; about initiatives to create pathways to educational, professional, and entrepreneurial success in technology for Blacks and Latinx who are underrepresented in the field; and about the innovative programs PayPal has developed to create a culture of inclusion.
We won’t just introduce you to ideas about diversity, we’ll teach you how to put these ideas into practice.
Co-sponsors: Institute for Diversity and Civic Life, Work Muse& CODE2040
10:30-12n, From Diversity to Inclusion: Concepts & Approaches
Dr. Tiffany Puett, Director, Institute for Diversity and Civic Life
12n-1p, Lunch (provided on-site)
1-2p, Job Share Programs to Attract & Retain Female Talent
Melissa Nicholson, CEO & Founder, Work Muse: A Job Share Solutions Firm
2:10-3p, Cracking the Code on Diversity in Tech: Initiatives to Elevate Black & Latinx Engineering Talent
Marcos Cunha, CEO and Co-founder, YouRoam; Entrepreneur-in-Residence, CODE2040
Brian Balasia, CEO and Co-founder of Digerati
Charles Obih, Technical Operations Associate at Facebook and founder of Blacks in Tech
3:10-4p, Building an Inclusive & Diverse Workforce at PayPal: Innovative Programs & Practices
Muna Hussaini, Sr. Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, PayPal
4-4:40p, Debrief by Dr. Tiffany Puett
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