Best Practices: Attracting, Hiring, & Maintaining a Diverse Tech Team

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Ever think about diversity in the workplace? Hopefully your answer is “yes!” If not, maybe it’s time to put it on your radar… Diversity in the workplace is a huge factor in the decision making process when looking for a new job.

Open your eyes- diversity & inclusion is the here to stay! Are you ready for the next step?

“Best Practices: Attracting, Hiring & Maintaining a Diverse Tech Team” will be centered around the topic of diversity in tech hiring.

We’re aiming to tackle the subjects revolving around the entire process of how companies-specifically their tech teams- attract diverse talent, interview diverse talent effectively, make offer/hire diverse talent, and then maintain diverse tech teams.

Have a burning diversity & inclusion question you want to ask our panel? Comment below!

**RSVP now as space for this event is limited. As always, our events are a first come, first serve basis.**

Meet our Speakers:

Moderator:

Samantha King, Division Manager at Motion Recruitment Partners.

Samantha King has been assisting companies grow from start-up to enterprise over 10 years of her recruiting and sales career. As the Division Manager of Motion Recruitment, she has had the opportunity to advise and impact recruitment process and growth strategies, and to use her industry knowledge to serve a larger audience on BBC World News, VentureBeat and as a moderator for panels on Women in Technology and The Internet of Things. Her team at Motion Recruitment strives to provide a unique and consultative approach to recruiting, providing specialized and localized team based services to their clients and candidates. As founders of Tech In Motion, Motion Recruitment aims to provide a unique and open forum for networking and learning to the tech community across the United States and Canada. Samantha has a BBA from The George Washington University and grew up in Maryland before moving to New York where she resides in the East Village.

Meet our Panelists:

TeLisa Daughtry:

She is the Founder & CTO of FlyTechnista, a mobile app which provides women and girls with direct access to highly-curated education, employment, and entrepreneurship opportunities in technology; the Founder of STEEAMnista, a non-profit that seeks to increase the participation, visibility, and leadership of women across S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, math), entrepreneurship, and makers; both initiatives have been in partnership with The White House in 2016; the Founder & Managing Partner at FemX Ventures, a private fund and launchpad for female founders; and author of ebook “Learn, Lead, Launch: A FlyTehnista’s Guide to Tech FLY & Hustle FLY”.

Israel Gutierrez:

Israel Gutierrez, Senior Manager, Talent, oversees talent acquisition at Dotdash, a digital media publisher (dotdash.com) whose brands include Verywell, The Spruce, The Balance, Investopedia, Lifewire, Byrdie, MyDomaine, TripSavvy and ThoughtCo. He also oversees Dotdash’s diversity and inclusion programming. Previously he has led D&I initiatives at all his previous employers, consulted with other companies, non-profits and community groups, along with serving on the board for New York Latino Tech and Codigo, two non-profits dedicated towards advancing latinos in the tech space through social programming.

More panelists to be announced!