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Thursday, August 22 • 3:00pm - 3:35pm
Get Diversity to the Roots: How to Have Diversity and Make a Real Impact to my Work... Company... and Society at Large - Arpana Durgaprasad, IBM*

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In this presentation, Arpana talks about how Diversity at the workplace matters and is a game changer. She will discuss various business cases and how diversity has an astounding impact on the outcome when diversity and inclusion was considered and given importance in all stages of the product life cycle.

Arpana also presents on how we can foster diversity in the workplace, how to not make it like its special, but business as usual. How we can take help of mentors and advocates to make an impact. To influence people. How we lead without bias and bridge the diversity gap. How not to do what we do when we talk about inclusion and diversity. Arpana will also talk on how things can go really wrong when you do not have inclusion in every stage of your product cycle.

Companies who are dedicated to building and promoting diversity in the workplace are seen as good, more human and socially responsible organizations.


Arpana Durgaprasad

Manager, IBM Systems
Arpana is a manager at IBM systems. She has presented sessions on Social Innovation, Going social - tools and strategies, Get Diversity to the roots in Open Source Summit North America – 2017, 2018, and 2019 respectively. She is also recognized globally at IBM as one of the IBM... Read More →

Thursday August 22, 2019 3:00pm - 3:35pm PDT
Aqua Salon E
  Diversity Empowerment
  • Session Slides Included Yes