The jury is in—representation matters. Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is good for people and it's good for business, boosting creativity, promoting a global perspective and greater relevancy, and encouraging socially conscious product development and marketing.
The conversation around diversity in the workplace has shifted. We agree that it is important, but the startup industry—particularly in Boston—remains largely homogenous.
What are the barriers around diverse hiring that we don't realize exist, and how do we overcome these? How do we prioritize and stay committed to hiring for diversity in the face of tight deadlines and innovation at lightspeed? And, equally important, how do we foster inclusive company cultures that are capable of nurturing and retaining all talent?
This event is part of the Talent & Training track at Startup Boston 2018.
Gareth Burrowes, Cofounder & Head of Product and Growth of The Tech Connection
Gareth is a cofounder of The Tech Connection, a recruitment platform that supports the professional development of untapped technical talent from diverse backgrounds. They've worked with companies like Wayfair, HubSpot, Spotify, and Akamai to help them find, engage, and empower diverse talent.
More speakers to be announced soon!
This is a Startup Boston event.
Startup Boston is a free, five-day series of events celebrating, educating, and connecting entrepreneurs in Boston. Taking place from September 10-14th, 2018, Startup Boston brings entrepreneurs, company leaders, innovators, and industry experts together to foster collaboration and fuel growth in Boston's startup ecosystem.