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Tuesday, October 27 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Good for business & the world: Building diversity into your startup

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Data shows that having a diverse* team is good for both business and social equity.  Yet, it’s something that very rarely just happens.  Our unintentional default, in fact, tends to be to surround ourselves with people just like us—to stick to our social circles.

Entrepreneurs have the unique opportunity to intentionally design their business foundation and culture to be welcoming and attractive to many types of people. This panel will discuss strategic ways to build inclusion into your new venture, from defining core values to hiring staff.  Join us – and let’s think outside of the circle. 

*our definition of diversity is broad, covering such areas as ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ, age, background, socioeconomic status, and more.

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Martha Burwell

Gender Equity Consultant & Writer
Martha Burwell is an independent gender equity consultant who helps small businesses become more inclusive. An avid traveler, she’s visited over 30 countries and lived and volunteered in 4. She now calls Seattle her home, and blogs about intersectional gender equity at www.EqualiSea.org... Read More →

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Matthew EchoHawk-Hayashi

Matthew Hayashi is the principal organization development and leadership consultant for Headwater People. They help brilliant people do transformational work and offer a variety of strategic consulting services such as organization learning, strategic planning, change management... Read More →
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Eric Osborne

Director of Business Development, Vitamin T
Eric Osborne is Co-Founder of Here Seattle a non-profit networking and professional organization for underrepresented minorities.   He is actively working with minorities and companies within the tech and creative industries to create more opportunities and inclusion for underrepresented... Read More →
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Elizabeth Scallon

Director, CoMotion Labs at the University of Washington
Associate Director of UW CoMotion Labs & MakerSpace
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Ruchika Tulshyan

CEO, Candour
Ruchika Tulshyan is an award-winning journalist and author. She is the founder of Candour, an inclusion strategy company. Ruchika is passionate about designing equitable workplaces and working with global organizations to creating cultures that empower employees from diverse backgrounds... Read More →
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Elayne Wylie

Elayne Wylie is an event producer, educator, and filmmaker who trains business professionals in workplace equality. Elayne has also served as the chair of the Seattle Regional Affiliate with Out & Equal,Workplace Equality Associates, and is the current Board Chair of Gender Justice... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Chase Basecamp

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