Diverse teams are more efficient, more creative and make more money. Our field is dominated by cis-white-male-led companies, and our best intentions haven’t changed that yet. This session will guide participants to identify innate biases that inhibit our ability to diversify our teams. Following a presentation of data highlighting the benefits of a diverse workforce, we will hear from distinguished presenters about their interactions with diversity in the workforce and presenting tools and ideas for how we can do better. An interactive and guided workshop and discussion will allow attendees to put these tools to work and help us identify how our own biases impact our ability to diversify.
- Describe the concrete benefits of a diverse workforce.
- Identify tools and resources to help companies adjust to more effectively diversify the workplace.
- Recognize the innate biases that impede diversifying efforts.
- Reflect and learn from the diverse perspectives present in a group.