Technically Speaking: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

WATCH NOW: Technically Speaking: DEI in Technology Leadership


TLI's most recent Technically Speaking event is now available to watch online. On November 15, 2021 a panel of leaders in DEI gathered to discuss the very important topic of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Technology Leadership.

Championing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) isn’t just a moral or social imperative. It is important for business success too. The technological sectors of the economy have traditionally been less diverse than others, and the negative consequences of that trend are all too evident. n this panel discussion, hosted by the Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) at the University of Minnesota, leaders in DEI from different industries and functional backgrounds will share their perspectives on why DEI matters.

Topics discussed will include challenges and validated best practices for advancing each element of the DEI triad: improving the mix (diversity), making the mix work (inclusion), and achieving equal access and benefits for all (equity).

All of us can take actions to “be the change,” regardless of our role, to enhance DEI in our workplaces and communities. The panel will identify a number of such actions, with special attention to technology organizations.