Allyship is often cited as an integral component to increasing diversity within tech. But what does it mean to be an ally? What behaviors and actions do "good" allies demonstrate? During this panel discussion with senior professionals from across the tech industry, we will candidly discuss what we believe these traits and qualities are, as well as attempt to offer tangible, actionable steps that everyone can take to build more diverse and inclusive workspaces in tech.
Host: Susanne Tedrick is the author of the critically-acclaimed book, Women of Color in Tech. Fiercely committed to increasing the participation of women and people of color in STEM professional opportunities, Susanne performs community service work for several non-profits, including serving on the Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Executive Council for CompTIA.
Panelists: Marc Bulandr, Global Solutions Principal, Verizon Business Group. Marc brings over 20 years of industry software and professional services sales and leadership experience.
Bertina Ceccarelli is the CEO of NPower, a national nonprofit empowering under-represented talent to succeed in tech careers by teaching the digital and professional skills demanded by the marketplace and connecting graduates to jobs.
Val Haskell, Chair, Advancing Tech Talent & Diversity Executive Council, CompTIA. She is dedicated to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the tech industry.
Kirk Yamatani is the CEO of Generation Esports and Video Game Consulting. Kirk is a positive inspirational leader and visionary entrepreneur with a passion for business and building solutions and teams. He had a vast background from law enforcement to CEO of tech companies.
About Wiley / Susanne Tedrick:
Susanne Tedrick is the author of the critically-acclaimed book, Women of Color in Tech.
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