This special Winning Talent Together brings in team members from the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) and is specifically for technical workplaces. ICY explores why diversity matters to innovation, how implicit biases play out in technical work cultures, and what specific actions leaders and individual contributors can take to create more inclusive technical cultures.
This workshop helps participants become inclusive leaders through development of shared, research- based understanding and common language for addressing subtle everyday biases and institutional barriers. Participants will learn actionable ways to support inclusive culture construction through personal and systemic change.
The session will explore:
Why diversity matters for innovation. Research ties diversity to innovation and other positive business outcomes, but "add diversity and stir" doesn't work--we need to build inclusive cultures.
Why the problem persists. Societal biases show up in technical cultures in many ways and create unintended barriers. "Check-box solutions," fix-the-person approaches, and preoccupation with faulty metrics have impeded past DEI efforts, but meaningful change is possible.
How underrepresented technologists are affected. From extra work and increased scrutiny to missed promotions and isolation, unchecked subtle biases can have major adverse impacts on individuals and companies.
How to create technical cultures where all employees thrive and innovation is enhanced. Small changes can produce big improvements when approached strategically. NCWIT's Systemic Change Model can help you identify effective strategies for recognizing and rooting out bias in systems and everyday interactions.
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of more than 1,500 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women—at the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation, and disability status—in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers. Find out more at www.ncwit.org.
When: October 5, 2023
Where: CoLab 18 is located inside of Nova Place (the old Allegheny Center Mall). The address for CoLab 18 is 100 South Commons, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
11:00 AM | Check-In/Registration & Networking
11:20 PM | Welcome & Introductions, Lunch is served
12:40 PM | ICY Discussion
1:10 PM | Q & A
1:30 PM | Networking
Early Bird: $55 Member / $175 Non-Member (Until September 15)
Regular: $60 Member / $185 Non-Member
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