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Invite Only: Women of Color in Technology - Innovation Lab: Leading Change through Diversity & Inclusion

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hyatt Windermere Ballroom Y

Objective: Engagement
Audience Level: All
Session Type: Lab and Reception

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Innovation Lab
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Demo Sessions & Closing Reception

The current diversity data in tech reveals that there is a significant lack of representation of people of color in technical environments and the numbers are even less for women of color, especially underrepresented minority women of color.

Anita Borg Institute believes it is important to highlight the need for attention on women of color with a focus on underrepresented minority women. In collaboration with Culture Shift Labs, Anita Borg Institute presents an innovation lab towards viable solutions to address this problem.

By combining game design with an experiential learning model, participants of this innovation lab will tackle how to activate recruitment, retention and advancement of (underrepresented minority) women of color in the tech industry.

This will be an engaging and exciting experience. The lab will end with demo sessions and a closing reception after the event.

Featured Company Groups:
Avantika Daing, Chief Revenue Officer

The Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions (CAHSI)
Andrea Tirres, Leadership Team

Intel & American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
Amanda K. Sharp, Engineer
AnitaB.org Native American Women in Computing (NAWiC) member – Mohave tribe

Demo Sessions: Diversity and Inclusion Tech Tools
Atipica – Laura I. Gómez, Founder & CEO
Blendoor - Stephanie Lampkin, Founder & CEO
Bunch.ai - Darja Gutnick, Co-Founder & CEO
Iridescent Learning - Tara Chlovski, Founder & CEO
Joonko - Ilit Raz, Co-Founder & CEO
Jopwell – Avantika Daing, Chief Revenue Officer
SquareCircle - Seema Gururaj, Founder & CEO

Andrea Hoffman, Founder & CEO
Peter Classen, Senior Strategist
Culture Shift Labs

Closing Reception Music: Nana Kwabena, Grammy Nominated DJ, Wondaland Records


, Founder & CEO , Culture Shift Labs
, Senior Strategist – Diversity & Inclusion, Culture Shift Labs
, Director, Diversity & Inclusion Guidance Organizational Transformation Team, AnitaB.org