Lenora Billings-Harris (@disruptingbias ) Shows us how to respect and value differences:
“Diversity of thought allows you to be more innovative and make more money. All the business metrics say that if you have diversity and inclusion in your company, you’ll do better than your competitors.”
Diversity, inclusion and disrupting bias is a full-time focus for Lenora Billings-Harris.
She has been included as one of the 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion by the Society of Human Resource Management and was named by Diversity Woman Magazine as one of the twenty top influential diversity leaders in the US.
Lenora’s powerful yet engaging style inspires others to take personal and organizational actions that disrupt bias and accelerate bottom-line business results.
She has presented to audiences in over 41 countries and six continents, including Dubai, Israel and South Africa and Malaysia.
Lenora reminds us of the power of honoring and valuing our own uniqueness while at the same time valuing and respecting the differences of others.
Candice Morgan (@morgan_candice) shows us how diversity strengthens tech product:
“Diverse teams strengthen companies in that new information and perspectives are tied to innovation, which is vital to create better products. That’s something that extends beyond Silicon Valley”. -Candice Morgan
Candice Morgan was the first Head of Inclusion & Diversity at @Pinterest, spending over four years leading vision and strategy to integrate diversity into the talent pool, product and search algorithms, and creator and user/community policies.
Her current role at @GV focuses on building a more inclusive ecosystem for venture capital.
Candice’s dedication to equity in tech has empowered the creation of roles designed to increase access and pathways for the brightest founders and technologists from underrepresented groups.
Thank you, Candice for lighting the way for the future generation of women technologists!
Carin Taylor shows us to how to have difficult conversations in the workplace
“Diversity and inclusion is less about a program, and more about helping people become comfortable enough to have a dialog about their experiences—including times when we have felt like an outsider,” - Carin Taylor
Carin Taylor is Chief Diversity Officer at @workday and has global responsibility for the development and execution of the organization’s inclusion and diversity strategy. She has been a tireless advocate of successfully recruiting, developing, and retaining diverse workforces as well as enabling large organizations to leverage diversity and inclusion to drive innovation.
Carin believes, “Only through talking can we connect with others and gain a better understanding and appreciation of our differences.”
Her dedication to creating awareness among business leaders and moderating the difficult conversations make her a force in the transformation towards a more inclusive future in tech.