Fireside Chat: Redefining The Modern Structures Of Business With Inclusion

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Session Overview

As organizations persist through a challenging economy and periods of layoffs, it is being widely reported how DEI initiatives are the first to be cut and reduced despite an emboldened dedication to improving diversity following events and global movements in 2020. In this session, join two leaders who are spearheading inclusion within their organization for an in-depth discussion on the positive impact of DEI in today’s challenging climate and how as the industry looks to rebuild itself, putting DEI at the center of it all, can provide the solution to revitalize your workforce and unlock new opportunities for innovation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Create a strong pipeline of talent to pave the way forward for business and technology.
  • How individuals can create safe spaces in and outside of work.
  • Learn why DEI is more critical to strategy and business during periods of large layoffs and a recession.

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