Panel Discussion: Diversity & Inclusion in IT and Engineering

Mar 30, 2016
6:00 PM
8:00 PM
Whitaker Hall Atrium

Gender and ethnic diversity have been issues in IT and engineering for many years, but in 2016, Forbes magazine predicts that diversity and inclusion are going to be THE hot topics. Why? Studies by McKinsey & Company indicate businesses with more gender and ethnic diversity substantially out perform their competitors, and a Deloitte study shows that more diverse teams outperform their peers by as much as 80 percent. These studies show that in today’s world, the ability to attract and engage people of all genders, backgrounds and cultures is paramount to organizational success.

Please join the WashU Engineering Professional Education Technology & Leadership Center to hear from four successful women in the technology and engineering professions as they share their experiences and insight. Through this panel discussion, we are certain to identify actions that can be taken to leverage the opportunities offered through improved inclusion and diversity in the technology and engineering professions.

6 p.m. Networking

7 p.m. Panel Discussion

Panelists Include: Mary Harvey (Client Engagement Partner, Computer Sciences Corporation), Saroni Kundu (Business Leader, MasterCard), Chavelle Patterson (Operations Business Leader, Proctor & Gamble) and Nicole Young P.E. (Chapter President, Engineer's Club).

To register, contact Tammy Haney via email haneyt@wustl.edu.

Organizer / Host: Tammy Haney, (314) 935-4444