Keynotes and conversation
Oct 23
9:10 a.m.–10:20 a.m. CST

The “pipeline problem” is about belonging

If you’re having a hard time filling your hiring pipeline with a diverse mix of candidates, you’re not alone. You're also not looking in the right places. The so-called “pipeline problem” is a convenient scapegoat for tech’s slow progress on diversity, but companies that get serious about installing the right “plumbing” find their pipeline problems disappear quickly.

In this talk, you’ll learn how to start attracting and seeking out prospective talent by building a culture in which all employees can find a sense of belonging and bring their full selves to the table. This approach empowers all of us to stop waiting for HR, to start building belonging into our teams, and to ensure every member of the team feels valued.

You’ll leave with a better understanding of:

  • The value of solid onboarding
  • How to avoid tokenism, which is as hurtful as homogeneity
  • How to encourage risk taking and stretch goals for camaraderie
  • Why teams with a sense of belonging have a competitive advantage over less inclusive teams

The “pipeline problem” is about belonging

If you’re having a hard time filling your hiring pipeline with a diverse mix of candidates, you’re not alone. You're also not looking in the right places. The so-called “pipeline problem” is a convenient scapegoat for tech’s slow progress on diversity, but companies that get serious about installing the right “plumbing” find their pipeline problems disappear quickly.

In this talk, you’ll learn how to start attracting and seeking out prospective talent by building a culture in which all employees can find a sense of belonging and bring their full selves to the table. This approach empowers all of us to stop waiting for HR, to start building belonging into our teams, and to ensure every member of the team feels valued.

You’ll leave with a better understanding of:

  • The value of solid onboarding
  • How to avoid tokenism, which is as hurtful as homogeneity
  • How to encourage risk taking and stretch goals for camaraderie
  • Why teams with a sense of belonging have a competitive advantage over less inclusive teams

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