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Saturday, February 3 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
How tech can solve its diversity problem

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It’s no secret that the industry that props up the Seattle metro area's gangbusters economy is largely staffed by white males. In some cases, this has had disastrous consequences, from creating biased products to forcing out talented employees. Nationally, women make up less than 30 percent of the employees at tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook. That number drops even further when you look at the percentage of women in leadership roles. And the number of Hispanics and blacks working in tech are vanishingly small. We’ll hear from one of the women caught up in the infamous “Gamergate,” and talk about how local businesses and government are tackling this problem, and what more they could do. 

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avatar for Ruchika Tulshyan (Moderator)

Ruchika Tulshyan (Moderator)

Ruchika Tulshyan is the author of 'The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In The Workplace' (Forbes, 2015/16). She is also the founder of Candour, an inclusion strategy and communications firm. Ruchika is an award-winning journalist who writes regularly on leadership a... Read More →
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David Harris

David is the Startup Advocate for the City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development where he supports tech startups through the StartupSeattle program. In his role, he also helps to lead the TechHire initiative for the Seattle region, which aims to connect women, Blacks, Latinos, and returning citizens with training and jobs in the tech industry. His passion is facilitating resource-constrained communities learning, creating, and sharing of knowledge, tools, and materials to create feasible, sustainable, and culturally relevant opportunities for upward economic mobility. Previously, David helped create... Read More →
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Susie Lee

Susie Lee brings together creative entrepreneurship, new media art, community convenings, and teaching. As a progressive woman of color born to immigrant parents, she is committed to mission-drive social justice, intersectional and feminist programs. Lee has received accolades from the Guardian, Seattle Times, CNN, Cosmopolitan, NPR, Marie Claire, Engadget, The Washington Post, and ThinkProgress.A graduate of Yale, Columbia and UW with degrees in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, science education and art, Lee has been recognized as a TEDx speaker, Bonnie Bronson Fellow, Emerging Artist of the Year, Stranger Genius, and Artist to Watch... Read More →
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Zoe Quinn

Zoë Quinn is one of the most critically acclaimed, widely recognized indie developers in the gaming industry, and a leading voice in the fight against online abuse. She has testified about online abuse at the United Nations, and the issue continues to make headlines, from featur... Read More →


Saturday February 3, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Wyckoff Auditorium 901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
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