DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION DRIVES INNOVATION AND PRODUCTIVITY
Diversity in today's workplace and academia must be more inclusive than just race, gender, and ethnicity. There are religious, political, educational, and cultural differences. Adding to this mix are varied socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and people with disabilities. The Global Diversity Practice Consultancy Group puts forth: "Openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage talent effectively. Together, this leads to enhanced innovation, creativity, productivity, reputation, engagement and results." The panel will discuss their experiences, challenges and best practices that have delivered positive outcomes.
Kulicke and Soffa
Amy S. Fleisher
California Polytechnic State University
ITherm Chair: Cristina Amon (University of Toronto); ECTC Chair: Kitty Pearsall (Boss Precision)