FORWARD FEST: "Attracting Diverse Employees & Retaining Them Through Inclusion"

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We're excited to partner with local startups Memra and Feelings at Work for this Forward Fest event!

Forward Fest is Wisconsin's largest tech and entrepreneurship festival; we're also hosting an event with Startup Weekend Madison on Sunday, Aug. 25th ( Learn more at!

NOTE: This event is open to all genders :)

Food and drink are provided, courtesy of Northwestern Mutual.


"Join us for a series of lightning talks from area experts who are successfully addressing diversity and inclusion at companies big and small.

Three of our speakers will focus on steps for attracting diverse employees, and three will explore inclusion as a means of retention, sharing what has worked - and what hasn't.

Enjoy 30 minutes of social time before and after the program, with food and drink provided!"


4:30pm to 5pm
Arrival and networking; feel free to come anytime in this half hour!

5pm to 6pm
Lightning talks and group discussion

6pm to 6:30pm
Additional networking / discussion


Details to be announced soon!