Concurrent Session
Data-Driven Approach for Inclusive Coalition Building
Pacific Jewel C
In-Person Monday 10/24/2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical) | Intended Audience: Beginner (Committing to DEI), Advanced (Elevating DEI), Intermediate (Fostering DEI)
Workplace Application:
This session will enable attendees to construct an inclusive survey to identify critical DE&I issues and use those results to drive systemic change. 

Session seating is first come, first served. Thank you for your cooperation.

Village Up San Diego is a collaborative initiative to increase diversity and access to the San Diego innovation economy. We bring together affinity groups to identify existing barriers to entrepreneurship and talent recruitment from underserved communities and to develop pathways to overcome them. In this session, we will walk participants through our data-driven approach to creating and maintaining an effective DE&I strategy. We will share our process for constructing an inclusive survey to understand the issues facing underrepresented members of our community. We will then explain how we used those results to drive systemic changes by partnering with key stakeholders.

Learning Objectives:

  • Fostering an inclusive coalition.
  • Constructing an inclusive survey.
  • Developing a needs-assessment based on survey data.
  • Creating and maintaining task forces to address systemic issues.
Sonia Steinway Photo
Sonia Steinway, Co-founder and President of the Board,
Village Up
Taryell Simmons Photo
Taryell Simmons, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Division HR Services Manager,
County of San Diego | Department of Human Resources, Board of Directors | Village UP
Julius Alejandro Photo
Julius Alejandro, Co-Founder & Board Member,
Village Up