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Friday, August 23 • 2:25pm - 3:00pm
To Boost Diversity, Focus on Inclusion First - Lauren Maffeo, GetApp, a Gartner company

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This talk contradicts prevailing wisdom that focusing on diversity will make an organization more innovative, creative, and profitable. In fact, without a focus on inclusion, no open source team will be able to retain the underrepresented people it worked so hard to attract and hire.

A large amount of time and money is spent trying to fix the “pipeline problem” in STEM. But failing to hire diverse talent is just one part of the bigger challenge.

Without inclusion programs that are formal, active, and strategic, minority employees are more likely to leave the tech field. This presentation explores the difference between diversity and inclusion, with five concrete steps that CIOs can take to build - and retain - inclusive IT teams.

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Lauren Maffeo

Service Designer, Author, "Designing Data Governance from the Ground Up"
Lauren Maffeo has reported on and worked within the global technology sector. She started her career as a freelance journalist covering tech trends for The Guardian and The Next Web from London. Today, she works as a service designer for Steampunk, a human-centered design firm building... Read More →

Friday August 23, 2019 2:25pm - 3:00pm PDT
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