Diversity in Technology: What it's Like to Navigate the Space Today
Stories have powerful, lasting effects on people. Stories gather people together for collectively immersive experiences that have the power to inspire and motivate. In this current political moment, it seems the fortifying properties of diversity have been put on mute, or put aside entirely. The question becomes, how can we, as creatives, combat the systemic oppression which fractures our society and pushes out voices who often face a locked door?
Narrative can effectively explain a diverse individual’s struggles and triumphs in what is often an oversaturated and homogenous industry. For underrepresented and overrepresented people in the audience, this can be impactful, serving as both an example of a hopeful outcome but also a stark reminder of the work ahead.
So, including these voices has benefits for the business, but also is subtly fighting back against a system that may wish to keep the status quo. In summary, this storytelling event aims to motivate the minority members in the audience, showcase various points of view on what it’s like to navigate technology today.
This event is being host by General Assembly and sponsored by Transamerica.
5:30 Mingle & Mix over food and drinks
6:15-7:15 - Storytelling
7:15-7:45 - Networking
Moderated by Chintan Gohel.