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Wednesday, September 6 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Early Career Development: Intentional Pathways to Elevate Black and Brown Tech Talent

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Many companies have made commitments to DEI but something is missing because the needle isn't moving... The US IT workforce is still only 8% Black... We have to create more access and open doors for candidates who may lack a degree. I'm going to talk about equitable attraction and retention.

I'll talk about how to build intentional programs to attract and retain alternatively skilled talent. There are many bootcamps available to provide upskilling opportunities but the greater opportunity is to build a workforce upskilling solution with a light at the end of the tunnel... a job!

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John Lullen

Manager, Marketplace Diversity Solutions, TEKsystems
As a Manager of Marketplace Diversity Solutions at TEKsystems, John helps clients recruit and retain qualified candidates from historically marginalized populations. He is passionate about moving the DEIneedle in tech to make it more equitable for all. Throughout his ten-year tenure... Read More →

Wednesday September 6, 2023 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
JW Marriott Nashville - Arlington