8 Lessons from Diversity Reboot 2020
Over 40,000 people joined us online last week for Diversity Reboot 2020. We're so grateful to those of you who joined us and we are feeling re-energized and more committed than ever to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our homes and our workplaces.
As we reflect on all of the insights shared last week, we wanted to share some of the quotes that stuck with us and have helped us contemplate how to best contribute to the building of a new, more equitable world:
On the value of diversity.
On the need to seek out underrepresented talent.
On the importance of self-care.
On not overlooking the importance of the "everyday" experiences we create.
On rethinking inclusion.
Stay tuned for more Summit recaps and updates on recordings!
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It was summer 2018, and she was sitting at work, watching a presentation by one of her then-employer's new leaders. The presenter was talking about personal growth and showed the room a slide of two images side by side.
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Heidi Sager loves math, but she also loves working with people.
She always has, which is why she enjoyed her part-time job working at the IT department of the University of Colorado while she was studying electrical engineering. (She'd started in computer science, but explains that it "wasn't for her" and switched her major.) She helped students and professors with word processors, basic programming, and software checkout, and took a full-time job after graduation as a UNIX system administrator.
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