|September 28, 2015 at 6:30pm|
General Assembly Chicago @ After-Words Books
23 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611
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.
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
Annie Lin - Regional Director, General Assembly
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