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Achieving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Tech - Shared screen with speaker view
elizabeth quintanilla
16:36
on my iPad
Camellia
17:00
Leo looks READY
Camellia
17:13
be sure not to start the recording until you tell people
Camellia
17:22
eeee privacy
Andy F. Wright (he/him)
17:42
Austin, TX
Jigna Patel
18:20
UT Austin! Interested to hear about tech/diversity and disability.
Leo Ramirez
18:38
Hello, everyone!!! Glad you could join us!
Camellia
18:56
Hello friends! Where in Austin are people joining from?
United Way for Greater Austin
19:00
Paola Silvestre United Way for Greater Austin- Austin, TX (born and raised in Colombia glad to hear people join from my home country)
Matt Stephenson
19:03
Glad to be here, all!
Camellia
19:04
North Austin!!
elizabeth quintanilla
19:05
welcome and thank you for joining
Christa Semko
19:13
Austin, TX
Camellia
19:18
Hi Paola!!
Darren Bates
19:25
Hello, Darren Bates here from Austin, Texas!
Andy F. Wright (he/him)
19:29
Grad Student in East Austin at UT!
United Way for Greater Austin
19:50
Hello Camellia!
Caroling Lee
20:03
I’m in Central Austin. I’m a product manager at Suited, an AI powered recruiting tool whose mission is to impact diversity in professional industries.
Evette Rose-Harvin
20:03
Evette from Austin, TX with Breast Cancer Resource Center
Camellia
20:11
yay Aunt Bertha!!!
Melissa Ruiz
20:44
Melissa from Austin, TX with the Breast Cancer Resource Center!
Laura Reutter
20:50
Breast Cancer Resource Center, Austin TX
Jason Rosenblum
20:55
Jason Rosenblum here from College of Ed. Learning Technologies, UT Austin
Christopher Frakes
21:02
Christopher with Praetorian, Austin, TX.
Camellia
21:06
Hey Tomas! Any thoughts about that virtual jury with travis county?
Evette Rose-Harvin
21:17
yay Breast Cancer Resource Center!!
Camellia
21:23
yeah Oakland!
angie.cross
21:34
TalentGuard in Austin, TX
Camellia
21:43
Love the shout outs for Aunt Bertha!
Darren Bates
22:24
Global Inclusion Strategist here, Founder of the Smart Cities Library @SmartCitiesL, Lifelong advocate for equity and inclusion for disability and LGBTQ+
Nancie Putnam
22:37
Nancie from Austin Public Health in Austin
Camellia
22:48
i like that the first question person also answered himself
Jeff Hutchinson
22:51
Crestview in Austin. DEI consultant and physician
Alli Onni
23:02
In Austin with members of the AI Institute
Camellia
23:06
yeah Crestview!
Camellia
23:25
we see you Laurel!!
Meridith.McConnell
25:04
Hi, I'm Meridith McConnell, from Austin, TX working for FDM Group to help clients find diverse trained technical consultants
Stephen Sofhauser
25:14
Steve, with Dell Technologies HPC/AI/DA team, all the way from Cedar Park, TX! Looking forward to gaining new insights and ideas how how to attract diverse talent to our team
Caroling Lee
25:25
Is it possible to switch to a Gallery View so we can see all the speakers at once?
Camellia
25:42
i believe that is on your end.
Jessica Sager
25:42
Did I do it right?
Caroling Lee
25:48
That worked! Thank you!
Leo Ramirez
25:48
Hey dude!
Jessica Sager
25:51
I thought so too
Camellia
25:54
hook 'em
Caroling Lee
26:07
Can’t change from user side
Jigna Patel
26:11
Jigna Patel with UT Austin Texas Center for Disability Studies. Looking forward to it
Leo Ramirez
26:13
Welcome, buddy!
Camellia
26:27
Hi JIgna!
Leo Ramirez
26:44
Welcome!
Darren Bates
26:45
Hey I watched Hollywood Squares with Paul Lynn in the center square!
Jason Rosenblum
26:52
You are not alone LOL
Camellia
26:58
yay YWA!!
Sharon Cannon
27:09
Sharon Cannon with the Austin Police Department's Community Liaisons Office.
Laura Reutter
27:12
There with you Jay!
Andy F. Wright (he/him)
27:22
Andy Wright, PhD student at UT Austin in Radio-Television-Film working on technology in society
Camellia
27:35
Hi Sharon!
Jason Rosenblum
27:36
FRIENDLY
Jessica Sager
27:37
Welcome Siena!
Jason Rosenblum
27:53
LOL
Kyle Hoskins
28:16
Kyle Hoskins repping TreeFolks from South Lamar!
Camellia
28:29
such great attendees
Camellia
28:37
yay TreeFolks!
Dr. Shetay Ashford-Hanserd
28:38
Shetay Ashford-Hanserd with the Association of Collaborative Communities Equipping Youth for STEM Success (ACCEYSS Network)
Jason Rosenblum
28:55
Will the recording be made available after the panel?
Jason Rosenblum
29:16
Great!
Camellia
29:28
hey ACCEYSS!!
Amy Atchley
29:34
FYI - Matt Stephensen's internet just went down. Trying to call in.
Camellia
29:41
ok
Leo Ramirez
29:45
Yes, some of the Hollywood Squares guests were A-listers. Whoopie Goldberg was one that was on frequently.
United Way for Greater Austin
30:12
Free internet for all Texans!
Jigna Patel
30:19
Yaaas!
Michael Ward Jr
30:21
Yes!
Darren Bates
30:23
Leo — and before Whoopie, Paul Lynde!
Jason Rosenblum
30:31
BOOOOOO
Michael Ward Jr
31:04
Regarding internet for all Texans, please sign and share our Texas Technology for All petition - https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/austin/news/2020/07/14/petition-calls-for-free-broadband-access-for-all-texans
Michael Ward Jr
31:14
Internet is a basic necessity!
Leo Ramirez
31:22
That’s right, Darren!
Camellia
31:29
yes! Covid just highlighted the need for Basic necessities!!
United Way for Greater Austin
31:45
Michael I share it in our newsletter 2-Gen
elizabeth quintanilla
31:48
agreed
Michael Ward Jr
32:19
Thank you!!
Camellia
33:27
Michael is a rock star!
Michael Ward Jr
33:32
:)
Camellia
33:52
nice pronunciation Jay!
Camellia
35:21
collect. .. collaborate.. . and Lis-ten!
United Way for Greater Austin
36:24
Families with low income need devises, free internet and digital skills to thrive
Camellia
36:28
*snap, snap* Ashley
Camellia
36:43
yes!! Stephen
Jenn B
36:43
Finding more ways to inspire and create support systems for people who are frequently marginalized in workplaces
Gerald Garcia
36:55
People need to understand what must be done to increase diversity in technology
United Way for Greater Austin
37:01
Make systems change - reimagine better
Sharon Cannon
37:09
To Learn and gain more information and insights on helping the youth of our community.
Jason Rosenblum
37:10
Working designing a K-12 digital equity program at UT—so resources and practical ideas for teachers
Alli Onni
37:13
Technology is writing our future and we want to include more authors!
Michael Ward Jr
37:14
motivate those with power and influence to make a difference and change the trends
Laura Reutter
37:20
learning, learning, learning
Camellia
37:21
yes Jason!
Jeff Hutchinson
37:23
Tech is the foundation to our society and must advance with Diversity Equity Inclusion and Belonging.
Joan Hughes (she, her, hers)
37:26
leadership in schools for DEI and digital justice
Camellia
37:42
@Malcolm, Leo also made me come
Kim Flores
38:03
Sharing ideas on increasing and advancing diversity in the tech community
Camellia
38:05
yes Sewah!
Paul Cook
38:28
We are the future and we need to be part of it.
Skyra Rideaux
38:29
Understanding that access to broadband across the country is necessary for equitable future job creation and growth. We must start talking about a long term investment in the infrastructure for broadband, AI, and advanced manufacturing.
Jenn B
38:35
I'd also like some suggestions on micro- and not so micro- invitations/welcoming tactics (vs microagressions and the exhausting "pings" people get when they aren
Andy F. Wright (he/him)
38:35
Intersection of information technology with diversity and everyday life in Austin
Wayne LaChapelle
39:01
To see what my role could be in helping promote diversity in the tech community.
Jenn B
39:23
I'd also like some suggestions on micro- and not so micro- invitations/welcoming tactics (vs microagressions and the exhausting "pings" people get when they are unexpected in a space. I know it can get exhausting for people to be the sole person of their demographic in a space.
Camellia
39:29
ooh Emma! we should connect
Dr. Shetay Ashford-Hanserd
39:34
It is imperative that we equip the next generation of youth to thrive in the 21st century workforce
Maggie Ambrose
40:12
To support and learn from a likeminded techie community that wants to bring about positive change in this space :)
Jenn B
40:18
Doing that now!
Darren Bates
40:38
Advocates for diversity and inclusion want to see a greater commitment to inclusion in product development and diversity in global employment and hiring practices. Although we may not be discussing disability inclusion tonight. Diversity encompasses an infinite range of experiences — including disability including disability!
Paul Cook
40:47
“AF” means “As F@#k!” - sort of duel meaning which is fun!
Jessica Sager
41:03
haha exactly Paul :)
Camellia
41:34
Yes Darren!
Camellia
41:47
Also the non-visible disabilities that are often overlooked
Darren Bates
42:22
+1 Camellia!
elizabeth quintanilla
42:52
Camellia and Darren - exactly
Camellia
44:17
awesome! I will reach out, i have done a lot of work in this space and would be happy to give perspective if helpful
Camellia
45:06
if you are comfortable sharing, how do you identify Rebecca?
Jenn B
45:31
I notice this doesn't include Indigenous/Native. I assume Pacific Islanders are rolled up into Asian. Just FYI.
Amy Atchley
45:47
Yes, we do have a long way go!
Jay Boisseau
45:52
Darren, we will *absolutely* cover disabiltiy and age discrimination in future content. We picked racial equity tonight due to the current national awareness of the injustices in this topic and the severe issues (which we all know too well :-( ) that have happened recently (and through our history). We know we don’t achieve *equality* until we develop *equitable solutions* for every single person and group, though.
Jessica Sager
45:57
Question for panelists- how many questions do you see in the Q&A? trying to trouble shoot something
Jessica Sager
46:13
Camellia- how many questions do you see in the Q&A?
Camellia
46:15
its always worth it to see which data groupings were used, but point taken.
Camellia
46:21
5
Leo Ramirez
46:46
I see 5 Q&As
Jessica Sager
46:57
K thanks all!
Jenn B
47:03
Camellia, yes. :D
Jenn B
48:35
Internet connectivity is SO HUGE. I have a friend who is a tribal college president. Because it's a rural space, they spend a huge amount of money to get internet. And it's an added challenge now during COVID.
Darren Bates
51:19
Jay — right on! Looking forward to that conversation.
Camellia
53:41
yes Siena! part of my family is in a rural setting and it is such a challenge
Gerald Garcia
55:53
On-line information is a great start. Teaching is an interactive process and requires more than access to information.
Jenn B
56:45
Michael, and helping recruiters and HR see the potential and broaden their candidate pools.
Darren Bates
56:58
That’s right Michael, DIGITAL LITERACY programs must be part of any program to reduce the digital divide.
Amy Atchley
56:59
Thank you Michael!
Jenn B
57:12
Thank you, Michael!
Gerald Garcia
57:12
Great presentation!
Camellia
57:14
Thanks Michael!! Yay Elizabeth!
Andy F. Wright (he/him)
57:20
Thank you Michael!
Michael Ward Jr
57:29
Thank you everyone! I love the love!!!
Leo Ramirez
57:33
Who will be controlling the presentation?
Jay Boisseau
57:40
(Remember, there is a long Q&A period tonight folks! Submit questions, and you’ll hear from ALL speakers more!)
United Way for Greater Austin
57:44
Thank you Michael!
98654940939
57:53
Another great presentation, Michael!Thank you!
Michael Ward Jr
59:20
Link to petition - https://www.change.org/p/texas-technology-for-all
Jenn B
59:42
Thanks, Michael!
Camellia
59:59
There were 5 kids sharing an ipad in our greenspace last night
Jay Boisseau
01:00:17
Elizabeth is making a point that is shocking but very true. At the end we’ll talk about how you can help with this issue of devices for people in need of them!
Darren Bates
01:00:45
ELIZABETH QUINTANILLA: Totally agree! Digital Inclusion, Equity, and Literacy Programs are important! Because the digital divide is more than just connectivity. If you don't have equitable access to a device, laptop, phone —or don't know how to use technology, even at 5G, connectivity won't do you much good….
Jessica Sager
01:01:25
Me!
Jay Boisseau
01:01:26
Clean your files off your old devices and we’ll help make them like new to someone who needs them via our partnership with Austin Pathways!
Paul Cook
01:02:08
A key element of Star Trek
Meridith.McConnell
01:02:09
EXACTLY, I appreciate you bringing this to the table Elizabeth. I was a STEM teacher for 6 years, 3 years in a very poverty stricken district, and it is very hard for them to get to make the same progress with the lack of technology and resources as the wealthy district I had worked at prior. I also agree Michael that exposure is key - thank you.
Gerald Garcia
01:02:12
Plus women in leadership positions
Camellia
01:02:28
I lived at the library, it is also where my dad would look up how to do fixes to what we had (our cars, etc)
Paul Cook
01:02:29
I so had a crush on Uhura
Devine Loving
01:03:26
representation matters!
Andy F. Wright (he/him)
01:03:29
Certainly can’t understate the value of representation in media
Camellia
01:03:40
yes representation
Alli Onni
01:03:58
My bumper sticker says Star Fleet Academy
Michael Ward Jr
01:04:34
Collaboration, communication, and consistency
Jenn B
01:04:36
I grew up with the original, and Uhura always was my favorite -- and they didn't do it enough, but I loved it when she flexed.
Andy F. Wright (he/him)
01:04:41
(Not to say representation is the end all be all, but it is where it begins)
Camellia
01:05:01
representation starts the possibility
Jay Boisseau
01:05:54
Hi Eric!
Jenn B
01:06:05
YES. This. There's so much baggage with a lot of tech terms. And appropriation.
Michael Ward Jr
01:06:18
Yesssssssss
Camellia
01:06:57
@Jenn, yes we briefly addressed that in the handout
Amy Atchley
01:08:15
Access to consistent reliable transportation is a huge barrier.
Jenn B
01:08:36
@Amy Absolutely. Especially in Austin.
Paul Cook
01:08:50
Internet study by UT learned that <5% of Austin residents had access to the internet, though quality varies widely.
Jenn B
01:09:04
CapMetro is a big barrier.
Devine Loving
01:09:42
Thank you Elizabeth- you provided a lot of great insight and information
Camellia
01:09:55
yeah Elizabeth, thanks for sharing so truthfully and letting us know more of your story
Amy Atchley
01:10:04
Thank you Elizabeth!
Jenn B
01:10:10
Thank you, Elizabeth!
Alli Onni
01:10:24
Thank you Elizabeth
Paul Cook
01:10:28
In the past, public transportation in the south was focused on helping domestic staff get to work at white residences and businesses.
Jay Boisseau
01:10:43
Friends, if you haven’t introduced yourselves and shared where you’re calling in from and who you’re with, please do!
Kelly Flowers
01:11:41
Kelly Flowers Women Leading Technology in Dallas
Devine Loving
01:12:16
that is amazing
Camellia
01:12:19
all the cool kids went to Stanford
Skyra Rideaux
01:12:55
Skyra Rideaux City of Austin (Economic Development Department)
Camellia
01:13:10
Jessica, Matt needs to be let back in as a panelist
Camellia
01:15:26
yeah! welcome back Matt!
Matt Stephenson
01:16:03
Thanks Jessica and Camellia! First time AT&T has failed me
Amy Atchley
01:16:33
Really appreciate the stories.
Devine Loving
01:17:06
thank you for sharing your story
Amy Atchley
01:19:10
Yay Matt! Glad you made it back!
Jessica Sager
01:19:24
If you're able to come back, I'll make sure you get a chance to come "on video" and ask questions with the panelists
Jeff Hutchinson
01:20:14
is “Baby it’s cold outside playing?”
Jeff Hutchinson
01:20:49
sorry that was my tech
Camellia
01:21:22
"Fitting in the box" is such a huge thing, for businesses, for people.
Michael Ward Jr
01:21:46
That is an understatement
Alli Onni
01:21:54
True and they do not tell you where the box is or what it looks like...
Camellia
01:22:10
*snap* @alli
Michael Ward Jr
01:22:16
Being innovative directly goes against "fitting in the box"
Camellia
01:22:55
yes - i was reading a book about "hacker" culture and how that has changed to encourage "innovation" but it still has to be in a "safe space" to be accepted
Jessica Sager
01:23:05
Thank you Leo!
Camellia
01:23:14
awesome Leo!
Jenn B
01:23:15
And they want new stuff for the box, but not too new.
Amy Atchley
01:23:16
Thank you Leo!
Devine Loving
01:23:19
Thank you Leo
Camellia
01:23:21
Yes!! Matt
Jenn B
01:23:25
Exactly, Camellia.
Jenn B
01:23:28
Thank you Leo!
Alli Onni
01:23:37
Thank you Leo!
Kate Crago Blanton
01:23:41
Thank you, Leo! Appreciate your weaving of your story with the growth of these companies and your journey to entrepreneurship.
Camellia
01:23:46
@Jenn there is a great book about how people can only go one step past where they are
Devine Loving
01:23:53
but for those that are minority CEOs, what are some ways for them to get the resources and funding outside of VCs to continue being a CEO?
Camellia
01:23:55
sadly, i reference that thinking i LOT
elizabeth quintanilla
01:23:58
Leo slide is still up
Leo Ramirez
01:24:07
Feel free to connect at https://linkedin.com/in/leoramirez
Devine Loving
01:24:55
I know in my network I see a lot of people who are founders and CEOs but due to funding, they have to close business. And for entrepreneurs, that is discouraging.
Jay Boisseau
01:25:01
Oops, thanks E!
Alli Onni
01:26:18
I am already clapping!
Paul Cook
01:26:47
Many students face headwinds of counselors and teachers who tell them, “Let’s consider some other career because college just isn’t realistic.” Never mind the $60 for the SAT.
Meridith.McConnell
01:27:20
Amazing story and amazing work Matt Stephenson, I LOVE the opportunities you are giving these kids. Would love to talk to you further about this.
Sharon Cannon
01:28:08
I LOVE STORIES LIKE THAT!!! AMEN! Now that is what this is all about, lifting others up that they may lift up others. Kudos to each of you for all that you do for the community.
Leo Ramirez
01:28:11
Amen!
Amy Atchley
01:28:17
This is strong work Matt.
Marjorie Beale
01:29:17
Finding funding for your startup is really challenging…that said, I’d encourage any women founders present to check out the Pipeline Angels pitch summits: https://pipelineangels.com/pitch-summit/. Pipeline trains cohorts of women angel investors who invest in companies founded or co-founded by women.
Jenn B
01:29:18
I LOVE STAR! and CAR.
Jenn B
01:29:55
(or RAC Result Action Challenge-- to not bury the lede)
Paul Cook
01:29:58
Students get tracked into the “good” or “bad” math classes as early as 4th or 5th grade. Wanna bet that Peter and Sally get a shot at “good” and Elphanso and Maria get tracked into… So their future as engineers or janitors is determined.
Paul Cook
01:30:11
In the early grades.
Paul Cook
01:30:31
Yes, the impact is HUGE!
Kelly Flowers
01:30:37
I love this! What an amazing panel. Blessings!
Lindsey Schell
01:30:45
Proud to be a Code2College volunteer! #joinus
Kate Crago Blanton
01:30:47
Thank you, Matt! Great to hear your experience and that so many volunteers are mentoring folks! Wonderful!
Michael Ward Jr
01:30:49
For sure. There are so many barriers that limit the opportunities for our communities at a young age.
Jessica Sager
01:30:59
Amazing work Matt. So inspiring.
Jenn B
01:31:05
Thank you, Mat~
Jenn B
01:31:26
I noticed this session doesn't have the applause option
Paul Cook
01:31:29
Clap, clap, clap!
siena
01:31:38
Such true words, thank you to all the panelists. Just wish these actions were going on in all TEN of the counties we serve.
98654940939
01:31:44
Great presentations!All panelists should apply to the Mosaic Awards!
Joan Hughes (she, her, hers)
01:31:48
Thank you so much. Clap, clap!
Sharon Cannon
01:31:49
Kudos to each of you! And thank you for all that you do.
Jason Rosenblum
01:34:02
Thank you!! </Applause>
Darren Bates
01:37:35
I have to step out early. A big thank you Jay, Austin Forum and to all of the "Achieving Diversity & Equity in Tech" presenters. Looking forward to future talks! If anyone want to reach me: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenbatesllc/
Jessica Sager
01:38:17
I see you!
Michael Ward Jr
01:38:25
Feel free to connect! https://www.linkedin.com/in/michwardjr/
Michael Ward Jr
01:38:30
Michael@autmtx.org
Leo Ramirez
01:38:51
https://linkedin.com/in/leoramirez, leo@encast.gives
Matt Stephenson
01:39:34
https://twitter.com/mc_stephensonthttps://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewcstephenson/
Matt Stephenson
01:39:51
*https://twitter.com/mc_stephenson
Leo Ramirez
01:41:29
Oh, and I need followers!!! 😉 https://twitter.com/ramileo
Kate Crago Blanton
01:42:58
What gets measured gets changed. Intel is one of the only tech firms that shares its diversity recruitment goals and results with the public. Shareholders have to demand Facebook, Google, Apple and others do this.https://www.zdnet.com/article/intel-challenges-tech-industry-to-create-global-inclusion-index-to-measure-diversity/
Jessica Sager
01:43:16
You can go here and click the link to join the slack channel: https://www.austinforum.org/slack.html
Camellia
01:43:22
hi all, any more questsions?
elizabeth quintanilla
01:43:51
Elizabeth@marketinggunslingers.com
elizabeth quintanilla
01:44:06
Elizabeth@marketinggunslingers.com
Sharon Cannon
01:46:50
Thank you. very LOUD APPLAUSE!!!!
Kim Flores
01:46:55
Thanks all!
Leo Ramirez
01:47:01
Chris: it might and yes, that’s certainly a possibility. Intentionality is critical.
Camellia
01:47:26
yes Sewah. need to break that
Michael Ward Jr
01:47:58
Great discussion with CEO's from tech companies and myself on the Austin tech landscape - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85Xw5S7DQKc&feature=emb_title
Leo Ramirez
01:48:06
Agree @Malcolm
Camellia
01:48:11
https://www.linkedin.com/in/camfal/
Leo Ramirez
01:48:25
In case my LinkedIn link didn’t work before: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leoramirez/
Camellia
01:48:53
i am geeky about DEI! Also LGBTQIA issues, and culture and tech, reach out!
Michael Ward Jr
01:49:01
One last plug for our petition! Please help us get to 1 million signatures - https://www.change.org/p/texas-technology-for-all
Kate Crago Blanton
01:50:37
Thank you everyone!! Your donations of used smart phones, tablets and computers has helps people in public housing innovate!
Kate Crago Blanton
01:50:43
Thank you so much!!!
Camellia
01:51:13
What is this "upgrade cycle?"
Kate Crago Blanton
01:51:14
We will refurbish them and provide them to seniors, students and parents!
Michael Ward Jr
01:52:15
34% of entrepreneurs are creating out of opportunity not necessity
Camellia
01:52:29
that McDonald's has wifi!!
Kate Crago Blanton
01:52:33
“If you can see it you can be it” …
98654940939
01:52:33
Elizabeth's stories about Star Trek & influence
Alli Onni
01:52:45
The stories are wonderful and it is an important reminder to be good humans- not just data folks
Michael Ward Jr
01:53:18
I have to drop everyone, but thanks for inviting me. Enjoyed the conversation and happy to be a part of the great work being done to increase DEI in tech
siena
01:53:20
And me too. Love STNG. Glad to meet women trekkies of that generation
Camellia
01:53:38
i will represent you Michael!!
Matt Stephenson
01:53:58
I'm hearing a crying child, so may have to jump off shortly
Matt Stephenson
01:54:47
Yup. It is - thank you so much for the invite!
Kate Crago Blanton
01:54:56
@Camelia — Upgrade cycle — when technology you buy gets new features, like a software upgrade, or a new camera on a phone. A lot of people keep upgrading even though their old phone works well.
Camellia
01:55:31
thanks, i was mostly checking the privilege
Alli Onni
01:55:32
how do we engage more under represented people to help Shepard this process of better inclusion?
Jay Boisseau
01:56:33
Folks, submit your questions here in CHAT now
Kate Crago Blanton
01:56:39
got it!
Jenn B
01:57:08
LOVE the cap, @Alli!
Jessica Sager
01:58:58
of course you focus on a CV question.
Jessica Sager
01:59:20
(Does that question carry the Diversity conversation further?)
Jeff Hutchinson
01:59:54
can anyone share a success story in nudging a white or Asian leader towards mentoring?
elizabeth quintanilla
02:00:23
thank you 😊
siena
02:03:17
I think its a great question about Core Values. As we work with older adults and their adult children, often their priorities are not what my culture would value - but valuable and the life choices must BE THEIR OWN that work for them.
Jessica Sager
02:03:19
Great question Rebecca! hang on and we'll bring you on too
Jay Boisseau
02:04:58
@Leo just noticed the t-shirt! I want one!
Camellia
02:06:29
Leo said it much better than i did
Camellia
02:07:21
I wonder how much Trilogy influenced the tech culture in Austin
Leo Ramirez
02:09:20
@Camellia: thank you and I think Trilogy impacted tech culture across the U.S. SIGNIFICANTLY, especially after the tech bubble burst in 2001. We lost about 2,000 people and those people, who has learned about culture from Trilogy, went off to other companies and pollenated other business’ cultures.
Kate Crago Blanton
02:09:25
Beautiful! Or ‘what are the things I see that I interpret as aligning with our core values?’ How do I live out our core values? What behaviors do we collectively associate with our core values?
Jenn B
02:09:33
I think there are exclusionary workplace cultures that are barriers to actual workplace inclusion and diversity.
siena
02:10:49
Interesting commentary on the words and meaning of "culture" versus "values" I was definitely not thinking of corporate culture as much as I was the values of the clients we serve dealing with making hard decisions about the welfare of their older loved ones, but I really appreciate the opportunity to learn from these different perspectives.
Kate Crago Blanton
02:11:27
Gartner’s questions “I can retain my individuality and still succeed at Dell” does not work in China.
Kate Crago Blanton
02:11:54
Disagreement with that question is associated with turnover in the US, but retention in China.
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02:12:00
So many tech & start-up companies are overwhelmingly populated by younger people. How do we see beyond age? i.e., many have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and those in their 40s, 50s & 60s still want to be relevant, are willing to learn new skills, etc. How do we incorporate those folks into our booming tech economy?
Jenn B
02:12:27
And that's often a barrier; leadership teams are usually rather monochromatic
Kate Crago Blanton
02:12:50
Has / how has the Black Lives Matter movement influenced your view of what makes a good ally in the tech workplace?
Jenn B
02:12:54
There has to active efforts to create spaces in middle and senior leadership and the C level.
siena
02:13:27
Jenn B - before we wrap up, love to learn more about your opinions on Capital Metro. Reach out to me on Linked In if you like - Siena Lindemann (there's only one, I think! Actually, of course welcome to learn more from all of you.
Jenn B
02:14:10
If you do not ensure there is not a robust support system to mentor, diversity initiatives tend to fail.
Jenn B
02:15:18
found you, Siena. Will reach out on Thursday (I have a day off)
Camellia
02:15:47
i agree with the mentoring, ask yourself "how will i make this person successful?"
Jenn B
02:17:02
Yep. And it's not just the big things, it's being able to talk openly about microagressions.
siena
02:20:19
Thanks - great example Leo; Jenn, look forward to touching base.
Camellia
02:20:46
i will have to find it, connect with me on LinkedIn and i will share it there
Rebecca Stone
02:22:25
Thank you!!
Kate Crago Blanton
02:22:53
Great topic, keep them coming! Thanks to panelists for sharing your experiences and vision.
Kate Crago Blanton
02:23:03
xoxo