UNITE • The Business Case for Diversity

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May 10, 2018
5/10/18 6:30 pm - 5/10/18 8:30 pm

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2018-05-1018:30:00 2018-05-1020:30:00 America/New_York UNITE • The Business Case for Diversity Why is it important to cultivate diversity in the workplace, and how does it affect a company’s creativity, culture, and ... Allen & Gerritsen 2 Seaport Lane Boston, MA 02210 Design Museum Boston info@designmuseumboston.org


Why is it important to cultivate diversity in the workplace, and how does it affect a company’s creativity, culture, and bottom line? Join us for a panel discussion on making the business case for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

It’s imperative that businesses begin to more accurately reflect the diverse voices and ideas within their local and global communities. Join us for a panel discussion on making the business case for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Our Spring UNITE panel will feature ideas around the following questions:

1. Why is it important to cultivate diversity in the workplace?

2. How does it affect a company’s creativity, culture, and bottom line?

3. Who is responsible for ensuring diverse voices are hired and heard within an organization?

Our panel discussion, hosted by A&G and sponsored by Massachusetts Cultural Council, is set to take place on Thursday May 10th. Hear from a panel of experts and enjoy a night of drinks, light apps, and networking. Bring your questions and delve into the evolving conversation around what makes a workplace truly thrive.

Doors open at 6:30pm; Discussion begins at 7:00pm.

Moderator: Rachel Murray, Co-CEO: She Geeks Out

Rachel is Co-CEO of She Geeks Out, a company that provides holistic solutions for creating a more inclusive work culture. She Geeks Out does this by creating community for tech and tech-adjacent women, and by offering solutions for companies on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Rachel runs tech, operations, and finance, and works closely with Co-CEO Felicia Jadczak on strategy and on corporate programming on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

Panelist: Julianna Akuamoah, SVP, Talent & Development: Allen & Gerritsen

Julianna Akuamoah is the SVP, Talent & Development at Allen & Gerritsen. She helps to ensure that all HR strategies fuel the agency’s growth with a focus on culture and employee development. She is a trusted advisor dedicated to fostering an award-winning work culture. Allen & Gerritsen (A&G) is a fiercely independent agency located in Boston & Philadelphia.

 

Panelist: Matt Thompson, Certified Mediator, Trainer, and Large-Group Facilitator

Madison “Matt” Thompson is a certified mediator, trainer and large-group facilitator. Matt maintains official relationships with The Mediation Group, Mediation Works, Inc., and The Boston Law Collaborative. He has been an Affiliate with the Interaction Institute for Social Change since 2005, and worked as Senior Strategist with Story + Structure, a human-centered design firm.

 

Panelist: Ehren Foss, Director of Product Management: InsightSquared

After getting his start in software engineering, Ehren started two businesses in Texas centered on donor analytics and nonprofit fundraising, and eventually joined the product team at EverTrue in Boston.  At InsightSquared since 2016, Ehren has been working to help untangle sales analytics. He’s a sucker for treemaps and alluvial flow diagrams.

 

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UNITE is a quarterly event series showcasing the intersection of design and everything else. Each UNITE event brings together four thought leaders around a complex topic like entrepreneurship, healthcare, data visualization, and local manufacturing – and only one of the panelists is a designer. During the event all four panelists bring a unique perspective to the conversation and interact with the audience to explore the topic. Following each discussion are drinks, networking, music, and fun. UNITE events are hosted and sponsored by various generous businesses of the Greater Boston area. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, please check out our host page here for more information.

Become a member to attend this event for free • Membership starts at just $5/month