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SXSW 2020

Diversity in Tech: Getting Up and Doing Something

People fear change and delegate blame - but problems require action and that responsibility is on us all. This panel will cover “how to’s” for the below 8 diversity in tech issues to enable you to immediately act to solve:

1) Hiring: Stop hiring “people like you” and blaming recruiters
2) Company culture: Make your company attractive to all
3) Team culture: Ensuring your teams practice engagement as retention
4) No more “only”: Ensuring this stops across the board
5) Meeting etiquette: Making them an equal playing field
6) Performance reviews: Adapting them to value a range of leadership styles and what people bring to the table
7) Training: Being truly inclusive in raising your future leaders
8) Advocacy: Becoming an advocate and creating more

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  1. Tangible action plan for boosting your company’s diversity in tech
  2. 8 issues to consider for your diversity efforts
  3. 8 “how-to’s” approaches for our problem areas to get you started



Tessa Conrad, Global Director of Operations, TBWA & Digital Arts Network Worldwide

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Tech Industry & Enterprise
  • Level: Intermediate
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