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Monday, June 20 • 11:30am - 1:30pm
Making Diversity Happen: Putting Talk Into Action

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Making Diversity Happen: Putting Talk into Action
Diverse teams are proven to be more creative, and build more enduring solutions. But you don't get results automatically. It takes trust and intentional management. Teams and companies who invest in making diversity a priority will win. 

Join Startup Institute and moderator Dom Brassey, VP of TechUP, for an engaging conversation on how Chicago tech is building a more diverse and inclusive workforce. The conversation will focus on real actions and experiences—as we explore how companies, organizations, entrepreneurs, and individuals encounter success and challenge, and what to do next. 

Panel
Tom Alexander - COO 1871
Dominic Liddell - Founder, Tech While Black (and Startup Institute Alum)
Jazmin Schroeder - Director of Engineering, Sittercity
Kelley Williams - CEO & Co-Founder, Paige & Paxton
Trisha Degg - Director Talent, Illinois Technology Association

Diversity in tech has been a founding principle of Startup Institute. Since 2012, their classes have been approximately 41% women and 35% students of color—significantly higher than the national average. 

AGENDA11:30 - Networking and refreshments12:00 - 1:00 - Panel discussion and open Q&A1:00 - 1:30 - Networking and refreshments

Monday June 20, 2016 11:30am - 1:30pm
1871 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212, Chicago, IL 60654