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Spotlight Stage
Inclusion in Tech - Strategies to Ensure Equity in A High-Growth Sector
Spotlight Stage
In-Person Monday 10/30/2023 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical) | Intended Audience: Advanced (Elevating DEI)
Workplace Application:
In a world where every company is in need of tech talent, attendees will learn root causes of representation gaps & practical solutions for inclusion. 

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited.

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Technology continues to be one of America's fastest-growing industries. Yet, significant representation and inclusion gaps exist. Damien Howard, Chief Enterprise Solutions Officer at Per Scholas, a national nonprofit that trains thousands of diverse technologists in the skills they need to succeed, will explore the reasons why and bring forth solutions to increase inclusion. Leveraging findings from TEKsystems' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in IT Report, this session is data-driven and solutions oriented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Leave with a keen understanding of the demographics of America's technology workforce.
  • Leave with the latest knowledge of DEI beliefs held among IT professionals, HR leaders, and IT job seekers.
  • Leave with specific strategies that lead to more inclusive hiring and retention practices.

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All virtual sessions inherently run the risk of audio or visual issues due to factors out of our control. If any technical difficulties arise, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work diligently to resolve it. All virtual sessions, unless marked as "LIVE ONLY" or "VIRTUAL LIVE ONLY", are recorded and will be available to view on demand until December 1, 2023.

Damien Howard Photo
Damien Howard, Chief Enterprise Solutions Officer,
Per Scholas