Mon, May 10, 2021 6:00 P.M.
The world is changing, and the ways we understand success are changing. Companies are measured not only by their profits, or their products; but by their people, and by their inclusion strategy. Companies, communities, and organizations alike have two choices: get dragged under by sticking their collective heads in the sand, or take the right steps to weave diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives (DEI) into every layer of their business.
Companies can do better by knowing better, from thoughtfully creating cultures and onboarding strategies to team-building and benefits. Backed by multitudinous research studies, and hundreds of real-life interviews, this presentation teaches inclusion and promotes allyship at every step of the employee life cycle in the tech, biotech, academy, and startup communities.
Di Ciruolo got into the field of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging because she was angry. She grew up in foster care as a ward of the state of Massachusetts, being told one thing about “our values”, but seeing an entirely different story when it came to how we deal with systemic inequity. We say we care, but how often do you hear about kids in foster care, really? That invisible-ness silences people. It makes our experiences not valid or valued. The older she got, the more people she found identifying with that invisible-ness; here but not whole and quietly trying to assimilate to the dominant culture, but always unable to do so without trading away a piece of themselves. This is the fight that drives her today. In 2016 she started her own consulting practice and since then she has worked to educate leaders and allies on Inclusion in the big name tech and biotech spaces, including those at top Fortune 500 companies.
To join, please register here. Zoom meeting information will be emailed upon registration.
Monday, May 10 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.