Interop ITX 2017 Schedule Viewer

Cultivating the Inclusive Workplace

Interop ITX 2017 Schedule Viewer

Use this interactive agenda to get an overview of our ever-growing conference program and to sort sessions by pass type, track, day/time, and speaker. Many more sessions will be added in the weeks to come.

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  • Cultivating the Inclusive Workplace

    • Coco Brown  |  CEO and Founder, The Athena Alliance
    Location:  TBD
    Format: Conference Session
    Conference Journeys: CIO/CTO, Business Leader
    Track: Leadership & Professional Development
    Pass Type: All Access, Conference, Wednesday Conference - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: TBD
    Audience Level: CIO/CTO

    An inclusive workplace is one in which everyone believes (supported by evidence) that their ideas, work, perspectives, and who they are will be accepted on equal terms to those applied to everyone else around them. It is an environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive; which is to say advance career, pay, benefits and impact on equal terms and with equal access.

    The greatest barriers to inclusivity are the threat of unconscious bias, a lack of empathy born from the inability to relate to the other, and a blindness to disproportionate access or opportunity that comes from being desensitized to core issues of equality.

    In this session, Coco Brown will share experiences, observations and research that illustrate these issues. She will also challenge us to consider practical solutions, looking to practices of modern schools, executive development groups, the military and others. Coco's leadership in this realm draws from 25 years of personal experience and observation a significant portion of which was spent building and running Taos, a IT Services organization serving thousands of clients from companies and teams largely represented at this conference. It also comes from her more recent work building and running The Athena Alliance, an organization dedicated to advancing gender diversity in the boardroom.