Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fortune Brainstorm Tech Tackles Diversity - FORTUNE

by Ellen McGirt 
Originally published: July 17, 2017

Short up top today, since I’m in Aspen helping the team prepare for Fortune Brainstorm Tech, which gets underway at 2pm Mountain Time.

I can already report that diversity and inclusion are top of mind for most of the attendees I’ve spoken with, inspired by the torrent of difficult news coming out of the tech sector, the current national rhetoric around race and immigration, and a growing understanding that diversity is both a business and moral imperative.

The Brainstorm organizers have included several vital panels that will directly address the topic of diversity and toxic cultures. They've also asked participants to answer a candid survey on the state of diversity within their own firms. It should be an interesting reveal.