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Wednesday, September 6 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
DEI in Tech: Beyond the Buzzwords

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The clarion call for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the tech sector has never been louder. Yet, for many, these terms remain mere buzzwords, devoid of substantive action and measurable progress. This presentation aims to move beyond the rhetoric, spotlighting tangible strategies and transformative practices that drive authentic DEI in the tech arena.

Meka Egwuekwe, a trailblazer in tech education and a staunch advocate for equitable representation, will unravel the multifaceted benefits of truly diverse teams — from heightened innovation to improved financial performance. Backed by compelling statistics, the discourse will emphasize the tangible advantages companies stand to gain by wholeheartedly embracing DEI.

Drawing from both successes and lessons learned in his work with CodeCrew and broader tech education and DEI initiatives, Meka will propose actionable best practices for organizations at various stages of their DEI journey. Attendees will walk away equipped with a pragmatic roadmap to cultivate environments that not only celebrate diversity but thrive because of it.

In a sector that thrives on disruption, it's time we revolutionize our approach to DEI, turning buzzwords into lasting legacies of change.

For more on Meka Egwuekwe and his work at CodeCrew, visit http://www.MekaDifference.com and http://www.code-crew.org.

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Meka Egwuekwe

Executive Director, CodeCrew
Meka Egwuekwe is co-founder and Executive Director of CodeCrew, a Memphis-based non-profit that specializes in youth and adult computer science education with an equity lens. Prior to founding CodeCrew, Meka had been a professional software developer for more than nineteen years... Read More →

Wednesday September 6, 2023 2:30pm - 3:15pm CDT
JW Marriott Nashville - Harpeth I