September 11, 2017 – A diverse group of innovators discussed the enduring problems of bias and barriers for women and minorities in the tech world. What can be done to highlight the obstacles while providing constructing advice on how to overcome them? An honest recognition of the persisting prejudices would be a very good start. The ultimate goal is for companies to fully benefit from the enthusiastic contributions of all. The panelists agreed that “tokenism” does not equal genuine inclusiveness.
The Global Policy Institute was happy to host this event with Mentor Method and in cooperation with Dialogue on Diversity on September 11th, within DC Startup Week.
Elizabeth Lindsey, MPA
Executive Director, Byte Back, Inc.
Erin Horne McKinney
CEO & Co-founder, KissIntel
Black Female Founders (#BFF)
Director, Tech Sector Attraction and Retention, WDCEP
Director of People and Culture, The Yard: Space to Work
Co-Founder and Editorial Director Tecnical.ly
CEO and Founder, The Mentor Method