September 18, 2019: A Panel Conversation on Diversity & Inclusion – hosted by Connection Silicon Valley and led by Women Initiative Foundation
The Women Initiative Foundation and Connection Silicon Valley* cordially invite you to attend a panel discussion on Diversity & Inclusion: challenges, best practices, research and insights from experienced leaders.
‘Diversity & Inclusion’ is a topic that has received a lot of attention in the past few years. Lean In and McKinsey & Company publish an annual report on Women in the Workplace, many public companies communicate their D&I statistics, legislators are passing new laws (like California’s Senate Bill 826, which requires publicly held companies based in California to have a minimum of one woman on their boards of directors by the end of 2019).
From societal impact to business competitive advantage, why does this topic matter so much? What is the lay of the land? What are the best practices? What does the latest research tells us (including the one led by WIF)? What are the challenges in this field and opportunities looking ahead?
In a lively discussion, our panelists will discuss what they have learned about creating more diverse workplaces, as advocates, consultants, and within their own companies.
• Amruta Moktali | Chief Product Officer, Cleo
• Iliana Quinonez | Director of Solutions Engineering, Salesforce
• Laraine McKinnon | Advisor, Talent & Culture Strategist, Emtrain
• Nolwenn Godard (moderator) | Director of West Coast Operations, Women Initiative Foundation
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Time: 5:30pm Registration | 6:00pm Discussion and Q&A | 7:00pm Reception
Location: The SF Vault
Address: 415 Jackson Street, STE. B, San Francisco, California 94111
Free tickets with promotional code: WIF-100
*Connection Silicon Valley is an organization that helps connect Canadian startups with the broader Silicon Valley tech ecosystem.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there!
Nolwenn Godard, WIF Director of West Coast Operations