Building a Diverse Virtual Workforce - Ascent Conference

Building a Diverse Virtual Workforce

Tech can provide some of the most powerful tools when it comes to making the next iteration of the virtual workplace more inclusive. But it won’t happen by chance. Building a diverse, inclusive workforce requires intentionality around getting input across groups or else we risk building a new system that is just as segregated as our current world.

In this roundtable discussion, we will discuss:

● How incorporating DEI makes teams feel more included within a company’s virtual culture.
● Advice for companies looking to consider inclusion as they build new products.
● Insight into how we can ensure we are taking a broad approach that considers how to build inclusivity for groups of all kinds.
● Why inclusivity needs to go beyond basic accessibility and include building processes and systemic behaviors that address inequities by building and maintaining connections, removing barriers, providing resources and creating equitable opportunities.


Dionn Schaffner
Chief Diversity Officer
Aurea Software

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