Breaking the Diversity Code: With the CEO as CDO

Mar 11, 2017 | 3:30pm – 4:30pm CT
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Shari Slate


With all the recent focus on diversity and tech, one would think we would have already broken the code. But as an industry – we’re still struggling. To break through the inertia, big tech is now making major investments and turning to forward-leaning leaders who see diversity as key to driving innovation, entering new markets, and outpacing the competition. Startups dreaming of eventual big tech acquisition should take note. Your ability to drive diversity and inclusion within your company has never been a more critical success factor. How can your company break the diversity code? One clue may be found by considering a revolutionary idea: should your CEO be your Chief Diversity Officer?

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Dual
Event Type: Session
Track: Workplace
Level: Advanced