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Tuesday, January 28 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Diversity by Design: Including Immigrants and Women of Color in Tech — Sponsored by Finger Food Advanced Technology Group — Room #1200 FILLING

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Traditional organizational gender diversity efforts often ignore women of color. Through personal stories and data, our panel will illustrate what we're missing when existing conversations around diversity and inclusion in tech leave out women of color. We will explore the experiences of immigrants, newcomers and people of varying cultural backgrounds as they navigate the rapid currents of the tech industry. We will propose ideas on how to best harness diversity and effectively include women of color and immigrants in your organizations.

Moderators
avatar for Khristine Carino

Khristine Carino

Career Advisor/Mentorship Specialist, YWCA Tech Connect
I am a champion and mentor for moms relaunching careers who have taken time off for childcare. Talk to me about career transitions, strategic volunteering and job leads in BC tech!

Speakers
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Jill Binder

Founder & CEO, diversein.tech
Jill Binder is the leader of the Diverse Speaker Training group in the WordPress.org Community Team (with a 50% sponsorship from Automattic). This group encourages folks from underrepresented groups to speak at WordPress events. She takes this impactful work to other tech conferences... Read More →
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Sweta Rajan

Founder | Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Practitioner, Inclusion Advantage Consulting
Sweta envisions a world where diverse voices are valued equally. She is a dynamic and engaging speaker, facilitator, and coach who invites her audience to examine their perspective by authentically sharing her personal journey.After a decade as a scientist, in 2015, she repurposed her... Read More →
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Patrick MacKenzie

CEO, Immigrant Employment Council of BC
Patrick MacKenzie is the CEO of the Immigrant Employment Council of BC. He has made a career of public service from coast to coast, working in policy and program areas aimed at supporting many of Canada’s most vulnerable communities through economic and social development as well... Read More →
avatar for Faribah Pacheleh

Faribah Pacheleh

Director, Corporate PMO (Project Management Office), BC Liquor Distribution Branch
For many years now, Fariba Pacheleh has been actively advocating for diversity, inclusion and equity in the Tech Industry and other fields. A National Leader of the Gender Equality Network Canada working with a pan-Canadian network of 150 women leaders, Fariba has been a key contributor... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
SFU Beedie School of Business - Segal Graduate School Building