(originally appeared on susannetedrick.com)
I’m thrilled and honored to announce that I will be partnering with Wiley to produce and host a bi-weekly webinar series on diversity in tech!
The series, which will debut in May, will focus on the different dimensions of diversity and how we all can collectively work together not only to create diverse workforces within the tech industry but to build inclusive environments and organizations to foster diverse workforces.
I have always believed that “diversity in tech” isn’t just about having employees of different genders, races and ethnicities. It’s also about diversity of age, physical ability, culture, religion… even education and life experiences. What I hope to have from each session is to think about these different forms of diversity, why this level of diversity is vital for the industry, and how can we cultivate opportunities in tech for everyone, not just for a few.
The first webinar will take place on Thursday, May 13, titled “Building Better Allies”. Allyship is often cited as an integral component to increasing diversity within tech. But what does it mean to be an ally? What behaviors and actions do “good” allies demonstrate?
During this panel discussion, I will be joined senior professionals from across the tech industry who I strongly believe exemplify what allyship looks like in action:
Marc brings over 20 years of industry software and professional services sales and leadership experience.
NPower is a national nonprofit empowering under-represented talent to succeed in tech careers by teaching the digital and professional skills demanded by the marketplace and connecting graduates to jobs.
Val is dedicated to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the tech industry.
Kirk is a positive inspirational leader and visionary entrepreneur with a passion for business and building solutions and teams. He had a vast background from law enforcement to CEO of tech companies.
Together we will candidly discuss what we believe these traits and qualities are, and offer tangible, actionable steps that everyone can take to build more diverse and inclusive workspaces in tech.
Registration for the webinar is now open, and I truly hope you can join us!