1:50 - 2:40 PM

KEYNOTE: SYSTEMS OF BIAS: STRAIGHT TALK FROM THE FRONT LINES OF DEI

Location: Brazos Hall

  • Speakers:
  • Candi Castleberry Singleton, VP, Intersectionality, Culture, and Diversity, Twitter
  • Caroline Wanga, Chief Diversity Officer & VP, Human Resources, Target Corporation
  • Interviewer:
  • Josh Jones-Dilworth, Co-Founder, Culturati Summit

We all know that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) done right can power high performance. Yet many of us have made less progress than we’d like; or haven’t experienced the result we anticipated. In this keynote, we look well beyond standard procurement and advancement issues. We speak candidly about the difficult work of renovating underlying systems and infrastructures. This last year has made clear the profound bias in markets, data, and algorithms. There is equally profound bias in public policy and at every level of formal law. The workplace is of course no different. What are the real problems behind our problems? What feel-good changes are merely cosmetic and which will have multifold, tangible effects for the long haul?