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Breaking Down Barriers to Build a More Diverse Tech Workforce

Despite efforts to provide greater access to underappreciated prospects, employers still complain about an inadequate talent pipeline, while job candidates still run into exclusionary policies. How can this gap be bridged? What are the cultural obstacles and structural barriers–and how can they be broken down? What are the hiring trends saying about solutions? Is the bar for entry rising or falling? Since only a small percentage of applicants make it through the process to a technical interview, is it time to loosen the pedigree standards? Among employers, which methods produce the best results in achieving diversity goals?


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This session is hosted by the From Day One editorial team and moderated by Lydia Dishman, contributing editor at Fast Company, with support from Karat.


Jeffrey Spector


Ivori Johnson


Maasha Kah

DocuSign Inc

Rita Giacalone


Lydia Dishman

Fast Company