Chicago Chapter FWDMonthly - A Panel On Solving Tech's Diversity Issues with General Assembly


When

September 28, 2015 at 6:30pm

Where

General Assembly Chicago @ After-Words Books
23 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

Contact

Alicia Race

REAL TALK, REAL SOLUTIONS: A PANEL ON SOLVING TECH'S DIVERSITY ISSUES

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Diversity in tech: we're all talking about it, but what are we actually doing about it?

It’s no secret that the tech industry has long been disproportionately dominated by white young men. Minorities and women continue to be absent from the boardrooms of large tech companies and a minority in its futuristic quirky offices. While tech companies pride themselves in creating inclusive work environments, the question still remains: is tech inclusive of diversity of experiences and backgrounds? Should tech companies be more intentional about creating an inclusive and diverse company culture? What role should the employees play in defining the company culture and how to avoid group-think?

Join GA, FWD.us and a panel of trailblazers in tech. We'll learn their stories and hear what they're doing about diversity in the industry.

Drinks and light apps will be provided.

PANELISTS:

Nicole Yeary - President & Founder, Ms. Tech

Tayo Akinyemi - Executive Director, AfriLabs

Karen Gordon - Founder/CEO at Lean Creative Labs and WE Design Think; Advisor, i.c.stars and 1871

Keith Bradley - Managing Director at BLUE1647

Ellie Day - Freelance Software Engineer, Lead Developer at Fresh U, Technical Advisor at mRelief

Carlos Salinas - Founder & CEO, Spanish Media

 

MODERATOR:

Annie Lin - Regional Director, General Assembly

 

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