Include 2021: A global event to engage on challenging topics to accelerate diversity and inclusion
At Microsoft we’ve been focused on learning about effective allyship in the workplace. Part of the mindset necessary for allyship is about accepting what we don’t know, being willing to be wrong, and even taking some risks to drive meaningful change.
On March 17, we’re going to try something we’ve never done before: Microsoft will host Include 2021, a free, global, digital event open to all and focused on diversity and inclusion. Include 2021 will feature global experts in academia, social change, and diversity and inclusion leading in-depth conversations about how we spark and support lasting culture change.
During the event, we’ll explore the human, business and geopolitical case for diversity and inclusion. We’ve invited a number of powerful industry experts who lead this work across the globe, including: Kimberlé Crenshaw, co-founder and executive director of the African American Policy Forum; Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU School of Law, and director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging; Chase Strangio, deputy director for Trans Justice with the ACLU’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and HIV Project; Eduardo Briceño, global keynote speaker and workshop facilitator on growth mindset and learning organizations, Pahara-Aspen Fellow, co-founder and CEO of Mindset Works; Binna Kandola, business psychologist, senior partner and co-founder of Pearn Kandola; and Stephanie J.
Include 2021 is about fueling learning and leveraging external expertise to accelerate our inclusion journey. We will also launch a site on Microsoft.com with insights from external experts along with some of our own diversity and inclusion learning content.
Feb 18, 2021 at 20:14