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Wednesday, August 8 • 15:45 - 17:00
Why Diversity Matters – and what you can do about it (Ozlem Yuce)

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Less than 30% of staff at Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft and Twitter are women. Less than 5% are Black or Hispanic. Consider though, what proportion of the users of these companies' products are women, Black or Hispanic?
Perhaps it would help to have those voices better represented on the teams that are developing these products?
Perhaps having more diversity on our teams would also help us come up with solutions to the complex problems we face?
In far too many organisations, a lack of diversity allows a culture to develop that is hostile to women, People of Colour and other minorities. Hiring for diversity in tech leadership roles continues to be a problem. You’ll sometimes hear hiring managers say “if women or People of Colour don’t apply, what can we do?”.
This is an interactive session in which we will collaboratively explore various aspects of diversity, discuss some of the issues and challenges we face as well as what we can do about it.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand why diversity and inclusion matters
  • Understand what you can do to improve diversity and inclusion
  • Relevant metrics to make diversity and inclusion issues more visible
  • Explore what you can do as hiring managers
  • The role of culture in diversity and inclusion
  • How to create a safe environment

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Ozlem Yuce

Chief Product Officer, Agile@Heart
Ozlem works with teams to quickly develop products and services that truly delight customers. With 15 years experience working in e-commerce, software and product development, she has worked with everything from Fortune 500 behemoths to fast-growing Inc 5000 startups.Ozlem has a degree... Read More →

Wednesday August 8, 2018 15:45 - 17:00 PDT
Marriott Salon 3 & 4