Bringing change talk by talk, action by action - this is the second edition of a series of conversations focused around inclusion of women and minorities in Pittsburgh's innovation and tech community.
Four Pittsburgh leaders discuss the challenges and benefits of inclusive leadership:
- Jen Wagner, Head of Pittsburgh Innovation Center at BNY Mellon
- Laura Dickey, Program Manager and Advocate for Women at Google
- Marimba Milliones, CEO of The Hill Development Corporation
- Rick Cancelliere, Founder and CEO of Treat Space
The focus of this edition will revolve around unleashing hidden talent. While industry leaders gripe with a perceived lack of diverse tech talent we focus on showing the path to breaking down the restrictive norms of "cultural fit" to discover unseen talent and build the most innovative teams. Inclusion drives innovation!
Women and minorities in technology and innovation fields continue to experience working on the fringes when work can be found. While we know many people are working to solve these issues, we also know that these discussions are often painted with broad brushes that ignore the day-to-day experience of female and minority leaders. We know this is just one step in a complex mosaic and the timing is critical as Pittsburgh experiences continuing growth.
This is also part of the Pittsburgh Technology Council's focus on issues which impede the innovation community's success. Stay connected to more about this work through our new Converge Initiative.
Date: Friday, June 24th 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Beauty Shoppe, Co-Working Space, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
This event is free however, registration is required.
Presented by: Pittsburgh Technology Council
Supported by: FortyX80
Moderated by: Susanne Mueller, Communications Lead, Office of the CEO at Rhiza
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