September 11, 2015
Moderated by Jon Swartz.
Moderated by Brian C. Patterson.
Moderated by Colleen Lewis.
Moderated by Almaz Negash.
Moderated by Roburta Burroughs.
This panel will explore the barriers, struggles and rewards of being an underrepresented engineer. We’ll discuss how schools, companies and the industry as a whole can better support underrepresented engineers, and what diverse entrepreneurs can do to help each other rise in the tech industry.
We cannot create an inclusive tech culture in isolation. It takes all of us together: of all genders, races, ages, abilities, income levels, locations and more. These panelists are each allies of underrepresented people in tech who get it, and take action in their own way. They’ll discuss the fears, challenges and rewards of standing up […]
Affinity Groups or Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) often play a crucial role in diversity and inclusion at larger companies. They are often informal groups that gradually become a driving force of change: reducing feelings of isolation, empowering and mentoring diverse employees, and even driving internal policy changes. This panel will discuss the role of ERGs […]
Moderated by Mandela Schumacher-Hodge.
September 12, 2015
Moderated by Megan Rose Dickey.
Moderated by Brooke Hunter.
In this panel, we’ll hear from diverse middle and high school students to learn about their STEM and technology projects, and to learn the youth perspective on “tech inclusion.” We’ll discuss ways to involve youth in inclusion at a young age and how today’s youth – and tomorrow’s leaders – can be part of the […]
One avenue to address the diversity discrepancy within the tech community is through policy reform. Navigating government process to influence change can be overwhelming. However, governing bodies at the local, state and federal levels can have an enormous impact — and with the right tools, WE have the power to influence them. In this workshop, […]
Moderated by Lisen Stromberg.
Moderated by Amber Payne.
Moderated by Kriz Bell.
Moderated by Joelle Emerson.
Moderated by Elliot Adams.
This panel will spotlight the invisibility of intersectionality in mainstream discussions about diversity in tech. As women and black people in Silicon Valley’s technology industry, the narratives of each panelist are by virtue of our diverse identities, intersectional. We will share the experiences & insights of diverse women in technology as entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, and […]
The data shows we’ve been going the wrong direction when it comes to the number of women venture capital partners: from 10% in 1999 to 6% in 2013. Recently, however, new all-women angel and VC firms have begun to rise, in addition to a few angel investing bootcamps specifically for women. Is the tide beginning to […]
The panel highlights community groups that bring women and/or underrepresented minorities together, and the role they play in creating inclusion in tech. Beyond ERGs, beyond coding schools and higher education, these groups are part of the glue of the industry, bringing us together, holding us accountable and helping create an environment of inclusion. Moderated by […]