Engaging Diversity
$75 – $125
Engaging Diversity

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Capital Factory

701 Brazos Street

Austin, TX 78701

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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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Need-based reduced-rate registration fee available. Questions? Email tiffany@diversityandciviclife.org

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701 Brazos Street

Austin, TX 78701

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