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MTSU's LGBT+ Conference | Exploring Diversity and Inclusion in the Tech Industry: Bridging the Workforce Divide

  • Middle Tennessee State University 1301 East Main Street Murfreesboro, TN 37132 USA (map)

The tech industry has a reputation for its lack of diversity, but some companies are trying to change that. This panel will explore what "diversity and inclusion" means in the tech workplace and provide an overview of the types of initiatives that tech companies are undertaking to increase diversity and inclusion in the workforce. Panelists will also provide insight on the questions to ask during the interview process to determine whether a company is committed to creating an inclusive culture.

Dr. Candace Warner, Professor of Sociology and Founder/CEO of people3, Inc. will moderate. 

Panelists will include

Sandi Hoff, Vice President of Education, Nashville Technology Council

Kimberly Tate, Senior Manager of Soluto Quality and Coaching, Asurion

Carnell Elliott (alumnus), Site Lead for the Small Business organization for Dell Nashville 

Auralia Baggett, Research Analyst for Soluto Lab, Asurion

Earlier Event: January 30
Creating an Inclusive Tech Space
Later Event: September 21
Diversity and Inclusion in Nashville Tech