Increasing representation is not a “women’s issue” or a “person of color’s issue.” It is a human issue and a business issue.
Recent data show that minorities, women and other marginalized groups account for just a tiny fraction of today’s tech workforce. Despite efforts over the past few years to increase diversity, most companies have made very little progress.
As part of the Sutardja Center’s UC Berkeley Engineering Leadership Professional Program (ELPP), the panel will discuss the advantages diversity brings to innovation, productivity and problem solving, what’s preventing tech companies from making meaningful progress, and steps that need to be taken to foster a more diverse, inclusive tech world.
Join us for the Facebook livestream of the panel on Monday, June 4, 2018 from 7-9 p.m with Program Director Jocelyn Weber and Panel Moderator Samantha Walravens, co-author of Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech. Geek Girl Rising was selected as an MIT Technology Book of the Year for 2017.
SCET’s Engineering Leadership Professional Program offers career building skills that solve real problems in technology firms specifically for engineering directors, lead architects, technical product managers, business development leads, CTO office members, and other key technical staff – More info here
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