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Saturday, March 14 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
How to Not Hire and Retain Employees of Color

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It’s time for some real talk in ethnic diversity. Members of this panel will discuss awkward moments and racial microaggressions. 2014 saw the release of diversity numbers from tech companies big and small and the shared theme was that there’s a lot of work to be done to equalize the workforce. At the time the numbers were released, Google, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Yahoo are all under 5% Latino and under 2% Black.
In this discussion, Engineers and VCs from several prominent tech companies will discuss the unsuccessful approaches that have been taken and common pitfalls. They will delve into what’s being done to create more inclusive and diverse companies through reaching people earlier in the pipeline and investing in retention. Let’s push for companies that look like our nation. #moreofus

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Makinde Adeagbo

Engineer, Pinterest
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Ana Diaz-Hernandez

Assoc, Kapor Capital
Ana Diaz-Hernandez is on the investment team at Kapor Capital, a social impact venture capital firm in Oakland, CA. She evaluates deals, does diligence, and makes investment recommendations to the partners.
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Aston Motes

Founder, Assorted Bits
Aston Motes was the first engineer at Dropbox, where he worked on a wide variety of products, from the Dropbox.com website to the API thousands of 3rd-party developers use today. Before, Dropbox he did a stint at OkCupid working on CrazyBlindDate. Since leaving Dropbox, he’s shifted... Read More →
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Ola Okelola

Engineer, Facebook

Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Ballroom E Austin Convention Center

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