Include 2021: Engaging on diversity and inclusion with intention, as individuals and organizations
Today Microsoft kicks off Include 2021, a global diversity and inclusion event unlike anything we’ve ever done before.
This free digital event is open to all and brings together global experts in academia, social change, law, behavioral science and diversity and inclusion — experts like Kimberlé Crenshaw, co-founder and executive director of the African American Policy Forum, who will lead a discussion on understanding the social and political impacts of intersecting identities.
Opening the conversation this morning, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was joined on the virtual stage by Ford Foundation President Darren Walker to discuss how diversity and inclusion are essential for global businesses to succeed — and that is especially true for Microsoft, where it is woven throughout all we do.
“If we want to empower everyone in the world, we better represent the world inside. More than that, we need to include the world that we represent inside.” Darren also shared that this moment is one of urgency and that diversity and inclusion is “an imperative, it is not an option.”
Mar 17, 2021 at 23:22