Revealing the Top 3 Strategies to a More Inclusive Tech Industry

Inclusion 2019: Shifting Workplace Culture

Technology companies like Apple, Facebook and Google still struggle to remove the barriers that would unleash inclusion and increase diversity throughout the industry. With an industry full of unlimited resources (financial and intellectual capital), what could be the source of tension for change? In this rapid-fire session, we will discuss the top 3 strategies that must be implemented to align leadership, culture and systems and why it is taking so long for execution.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 3:15pm to 3:33pm

James E. Wright, SHRM-CP

James E.
Wright, SHRM-CP

James Wright of is a dynamic and compelling leader with a track record of delivering practical roadmaps for increasing Inclusion and Diversity in global corporations such as Apple Inc., LinkedIn, NBCUniversal, and Time Warner (now WarnerMedia). A featured guest on NBC and FOX, Wright’s articles and commentary appear frequently on LinkedIn and his expertise has been included in The Washington Post as well as several SHRM articles

In his practice, James offers transformative training solutions on Gender Equality, Unconscious Bias, Improving Race Relations, and Generational Diversity. In addition, James introduced The Language of Inclusion - a free download of over 135 key terms and definitions to help organizations find a common language to Inclusion. With increased focus on gender and LGBTQIA+ equality, James believes it is important to update these terms to signal where we are today in our journey to ensure diverse communities are truly seen, heard, and valued.

James attended Erskine College in SC & The Catholic University of America in Washington DC.

Connection Zone/Acadia (Third Floor)
Session Type: 
Smart Stage
Intended Audience: 
Intermediate (Fostering DEI)
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