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Seattle Startup Week is a free five-day event highlighting the amazing startup culture of the Puget Sound. Join in for a few events hosted all around town to learn, network and help make this place better for everyone. 
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Thursday, October 29 • 9:00am - 10:30am
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There are many things to consider when creating diverse and inclusive teams: location, work schedules, diversity and personal commitments. Learn from our panel about why diverse cultures impact success, how to structure work that is inclusive, and how to and use these differences to your team's advantage. We will discuss ways to turn ideas on team culture into real life behaviors and ways of thinking.

Ruchika Tulshyan
Author of The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In The Workplace, which explores how advancing women in the workplace isn’t just the “right” thing to do–it’s a financially savvy business strategy. She has co-founded a business Singapore. 

Skyler Johnson-Wagner
Skyler is a co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at Transpose, a startup based out of Seattle. Previously, Skyler was Creative Director at Golden Frog, a Senior Design Lead at Amazon, and a co-founder for an award-winning activism startup. With an emphasis on elegant solutions to intimidating problems, Skyler has led the design of interactive products and visual identities for a wide variety of clients, from Amazon, to LVMH & REI. Skyler's academic background bridges cognitive psychology and multi-disciplinary design, and he occasionally speaks on the role of design thinking in successful business, the relationship between the queer community and technology, and best practices for building diverse and forward-thinking creative teams.

Stacey Sargent, MA  
CEO, Connect Growth and Development
Stacey is a designer, facilitator and coach who is passionate about leadership, team and culture development.  Her company, Connect Growth and Development, works with a range of clients from start-up to enterprise.  She is an advocate of bringing humanity back into the workplace.  They deliver programs for new-thinking organizations and leaders who “get” that the well-being and success of their people lead to the success of their business.

Stacey paired her degree in Business with a Masters in Applied Behavioral Science to create the “work love of her life”.  She is also the author of Inner Critic, Inner Success: Claiming Your Own Success While Taming the Critic.  She aspires to do more of the work she loves with more fantastic organizations - helping them discuss What Really Matters. 

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Skyler Johnson-Wagner

Chief Creative Officer, Transpose, Inc.
Transpose is a platform to help people manage their information, their way. We are a small, diverse team committed to our place as a member of the Seattle tech community.
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Stacey Sargent

CEO, Connect Growth and Development
Stacey is a designer, facilitator and coach who is passionate about leadership, team and culture development.  Her company, Connect Growth and Development, works with a range of clients from start-up to enterprise.  She is an advocate of bringing humanity back into the workplace.  They deliver programs for new-thinking organizations and leaders who “get” that the well-being and success of their people lead to the... Read More →
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Ruchika Tulshyan

Journalist
Ruchika Tulshyan is the author of The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In The Workplace (Forbes, 2015). Ruchika cofounded a business in Singapore, where she's from and also led content marketing strategy at a Seattle-based startup before deciding to get back to writing full-time. Her articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Time and Bloomberg, among other media. Ruchika has reported from six cities across four countries... Read More →



Thursday October 29, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Makers 92 LENORA ST, SEATTLE, WA 98121