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When: Wednesday, March 27
5:30 - 8:00pm
Where: Chicago Location - TBA
United States

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About This Event

Overview: : Join General Assembly and STAR Chicago for a conversation with diversity influencers at the forefront of cultural inclusion to discuss the key elements of attracting and retaining diverse talent. We’ll dive into why diversity in cultural backgrounds has such an impact on organizations, and how Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) efforts are a beneficial contributor to our economy as a whole. From unconscious biases, to defining Diversity & Inclusion, to implementation and ongoing strategies, this event will be an interactive, solutions-oriented conversation with your questions leading the way.

Featured Experts: Chicago leaders across recruiting, HR, management, and Diversity & Inclusion will explore, discuss and unpack how gender and race intersect in the workplace, as well as share their own personal stories of career surprise, challenge, triumph, and what they're doing about diversity in the industry.

Topics We'll Cover:

  • What businesses can do to improve their hiring practices

  • How to create a culture that supports diversity

  • Benefits for employers and employees with diverse teams and equal pay

  • Culture and values needed for companies to achieve higher performing and more diverse teams

Why It Matters: A tremendous amount of attention is dedicated to making workplace environments more diverse and inclusive. Yet, despite concentrated efforts, women, people of color, and members of the LGBT community continue to face implicit and explicit barriers in the workplace, and are underrepresented in management and senior leadership positions. Gain insight and inspiration from a panel of experts to hear first-hand why and how staffing your company with diverse, top-tier talent will ensure that your company will have the resources it needs to remain successful.