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How to Leverage Technology to Foster an Inclusive Workplace

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Join #1 bestselling authors in an engaging and insightful panel on "How to Leverage Technology to Foster an Inclusive Workplace"

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Technology will continue to play an increasingly important role in the years ahead to transform Diversity and Inclusion. So how is your organization leveraging technology to foster a more inclusive workplace?

Research continues to show that more diverse and inclusive organizations outperform those that are not. Organizations with above-average total diversity had both 19% higher innovation revenues and 9% higher margins. Organizational leaders are increasingly seeing Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) as critical to achieving financial goals.

By 2025, millennials (those born between 1980 and 1996) are expected to comprise three-quarters of the global workforce. Younger, more tech-savvy, and increasingly diverse populations often bring with them evolving expectations of inclusion and a willingness to bring D&I to the forefront of career and societal conversations.

For many, it is how they select their employer and why they choose to stay or leave their company. As organizations focus on promoting a culture of inclusion to attract and retain top talent; the need to prioritize objective decision-making in hiring and promotions, create agile D&I  learning & development opportunities to drive high performance for managers and leaders, and use analytics to reduce bias, will be key considerations to improve Diversity and Inclusion results. 

Come hear from global experts as they share on industry trends and insights on innovative ways to promote Diversity and Inclusion for the modern workforce, and for the mobile world.

Date: February 27, 2020

Time: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM EST

Doors will open at 7:30 AM. Do not miss the panel discussion which will begin at 8:15 AM sharp!

Venue:  SAP.iO @ 10 Hudson Yards, 48th Floor, NYC

Registration closes on February 24, 2020. This event is by invitation only. As seats are limited, secure your seat(s) here today!

Meet the Speakers 

Judith has been at the forefront of the culture change movement in technology and entertainment – with a deep focus on analytics and strategies to identify and disrupt bias in social systems and corporate culture.

She joined SAP in September 2018 as Head of People Sustainability and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer leading both diversity and inclusion and business health programs at SAP.

Previously, she ran an organization which consults with start-ups, venture capitalists, and accelerators on embedding diversity and inclusion into the foundations of their organizational cultures.

Judith has also been instrumental in the development of the ReFrame Project, a partnership between the Sundance Institute and Women and Film. The project addresses systemic barriers in the Hollywood ecosystem, and encourages gender parity at every level in film, TV and media.

Prior to that as Global Head of Diversity for Dropbox, Judith was responsible for all diversity and inclusion programs, as well as corporate social responsibility. Her efforts increased the pipeline of women and underrepresented minorities at Dropbox, creating a more inclusive corporate culture and forming deeper ties into the communities where the company operates.

In addition, Judith was the Diversity Programs Manager at Google where she directed the unconscious bias work stream, and built strategies for recruiting, retention, and advancement of the company’s technical employees. She was instrumental in implementing Google’s widely praised unconscious bias training program which was the first to call out hidden prejudices as a major contributor to the systemic lack of diversity in the tech industry.

In a word, Jodi Brockington is a connector! Jodi is an experienced consultant who has represented, coached and advised thousands of leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals helping them launch, manage and develop their business.

Her management consulting background and strong analytical skills have placed her at the forefront of defining strategies and innovative solutions for non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 companies in enhancing their diversity and inclusion and corporate social responsibility practices. As an entrepreneur, she has guided non-profits, companies and business leaders to acquire financial and human capital to improve their bottom line.

In addition, Jodi is responsible for developing a pipeline of diverse talent and acquire the most qualified candidates as the Director of Diversity & Inclusion Sourcing for the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC), the premier post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry. From operating facilities and data centers around the world, DTCC automates, centralizes, and standardizes the processing of financial transactions across the trade lifecycle and mitigates risk for thousands of institutions worldwide.

Previously, she was the director of fund development and corporate relations for the New York Urban League and the founding president of New York Urban League Young Professionals. Since 2012, Brockington has produced and hosted the National Urban League Jobs Network’s Digital Career Success Series.

Brockington is one of New York's top lifestyle coaches and fitness experts. She owns NIARA Consulting, a full-service company that provides complete consulting services for individuals, nonprofits, small businesses, and corporations.

Betty Ng is the founder and CEO of Inspiring Diversity, LLC (“iD”), which provides practical solutions for building inclusive, collaborative, and high-performing culture to organizations, families, and schools. Betty is a #1 bestselling author, tech and media entrepreneur, trainer, professional speaker, consultant, and thought leader. She co-authored “PO-LING POWER: Propelling Yourself and Others to Success” with her mother (Po-Ling).

She and her children have also launched the bestselling and award winning Persevering Penguins and Pals children’s book series, to serve as guidance tools for social emotional learning grounded in diversity and inclusion.

Betty is regularly engaged to speak as well as train on PO-LING POWER™, the Present Paradigm™, and other empowering topics to drive diversity with inclusion. Betty has also spearheaded the development of the PO-LING POWER™ app and platform for users to collaborate with their allies to inclusively achieve goals that matter. She is a regular contributor to Thrive Global and has appeared in top-tier publications including Forbes, Bustle, Ladders, and Fairygodboss. She has also been featured on Fox 5 Good Day Street Talk.

Prior to founding iD in 2016, Betty was a Senior Vice President of Corporate Development with twenty years of corporate and financial services experience at organizations including Moody’s,

Citigroup, American Express, and Arthur Andersen. Betty holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, a B.A. in Economics with honors from Stanford University, and an executive education certification for the Advanced Leadership Program for Asian-American Executives from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She also is a California Certified Public Accountant (Inactive Status) and an Advanced Certified Open Water Diver. In her spare time, Betty enjoys traveling the world with her husband (Darin) and two young children (Moorea and Jasper

Meet the Panel Moderator

“Recognized by Meetings and Conventions Magazine as one of the nation’s top business speakers” Kaplan Mobray is one of the world’s most dynamic and inspirational business speakers and award-winning author of “The 10Ks of Personal Branding”. Wharton-educated, Kaplan draws from his over 15 years of corporate experience as a successful business executive where he led corporate marketing, advertising, brand development, and workforce diversity initiatives for Fortune 500 companies.

Kaplan has received worldwide acclaim and numerous awards for his leadership and branding insights. He has been featured on CNN, FOX, Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, Ad Age and shares his message to NFL players and fans annually at the Super Bowl. Prior to his speaking career Kaplan served as U.S. Diversity Programs Leader at Deloitte. Kaplan also serves on the corporate advisory board of ALPFA, the nation’s largest Latino professional association. Through his latest venture, Kaplan is revolutionizing high performance online learning with his virtual interactive Kaplan Mobray Leadership Institute. He continues to serve as a consultant to fortune 500 companies and a brand coach to professional athletes. All of his innovative presentations have been described as life changing events.

In his personal pursuits, Kaplan is a professional saxophone player.

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