60 Case Studies (Summarized) in 90 Minutes for Overcoming Tech’s Diversity Barriers

Inclusion 2019: Shifting Workplace Culture
Learn from case studies gathered across large and small companies detailing how to build a pipeline of qualified diverse candidates, how to engage your organization’s leadership around D&I success, and how to ultimately measure success.

Do you want to learn how companies as large as Microsoft and as fast-growing as Slack are overcoming diversity barriers across tech teams? Dionna Smith is PowerToFly’s strategic global D&I executive, and a former Fortune 500 talent acquisition leader, who synthesizes over 60 case studies she’s accumulated on what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to lifting tech’s diversity barriers. You’ll leave this session with a road map, diversity scorecard and numerous inspiring examples of how you can overcome tech’s diversity barriers across your own organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Build a diversity scorecard to evaluate and track hiring managers’ efforts so they can reach organizationwide goals.
  • Learn the key metrics and data to build processes that effectively attract and engage diverse talent.
  • Learn which campaigns and messages hiring managers and candidates must use to increase interview conversion rates for diverse candidates.
  • Learn which surveys you need to evaluate diverse candidates’ experiences, and whether you and your team are on the path to success.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Dionna Smith


Dionna Smith, GPHR is a Strategic Global D&I Executive at PowertoFly, where she provides D&I solutions for companies with more than 10,000 employees.

Prior to joining PowerToFly, Dionna led Diversity Talent strategies at Delta Air Lines and has led Talent Acquisition teams at a number of fortune 500 companies.

Dionna is a sought after diversity recruitment subject matter expert and speaker who has contributed to several media outlets, in print and on-air, including Forbes, INC, Entrepreneur, CNN Money, NPR and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Salon ABC (Third Floor)
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Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
HR Expertise
Intended Audience: 
Intermediate (Fostering DEI)
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