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Tuesday, April 4 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Five Steps to Use Diversity & Inclusion to Improve Your Bottom Line

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In 2016 Techstars partnered with Chase for Business to survey more than 700 founders of tech startups from around the world to gain insight into the challenges they face when working to build a diverse and inclusive company.

The report concluded that while diversity is important to 72% of founders, only 10% are taking action, and only 23% of founders say that a diverse workforce improves financial performance. Check out techstars.com/bealeader for all of the findings.

Walk away from this session with five ways (below) to be a diversity leader in your startup & examples of how it’s impacted the bottom line of the businesses of our panelists.

1. How to hire
2. How to retain
3. How to evaluate pay
4. How to offer flexible benefits
5. How to build a diverse board and/or create a diverse mentoring program

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Rachelle Oribio

Product Manager, Pilot Programs, Techstars
Rachelle Samson Oribio is an MBA and former management consultant & systems engineer who avidly supports responsible business and social enterprise, especially in the realm of tech startups. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and focuses on areas of innovation, strategy, corporate & business development, and operations. Rachelle founded and ran Techstars++ programming to help startup founders navigate BD/partnerships in the heavily... Read More →

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Anthony Herrera

Executive and High Potential Leadership Development, Toyota North America
Anthony Herrera currently leads the development of Executive and High Potential Leadership Development for Toyota North America. Prior to joining Toyota North America in November 2016, he was the Executive Director of the Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI). Housed in the Executive Education branch of the Cox School of Business, the LLI seeks to discover, develop and encourage high-performance Latino executives who will drive business growth and... Read More →
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Craig Lewis

Founder & CEO, Visage Payroll
Craig J. Lewis is the Founder and Chief Entrepreneur Officer of Visage Payroll, a Dallas-based Stage 1 Ventures portfolio tech startup, that provides free Payroll-as-a-service to small businesses in the US. | | Prior to Visage Payroll, I was also the CSO (the "S" is for Strategy | Sales | Style) at Kairos, a venture backed facial recognition/ Emotion Detection startup. Kairos is a NewMe Accelerator alum and a 500 Startups/Kapor Capital... Read More →
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Liji Thomas

Founder/CEO, Inclusion Evangelist, LLC
Liji Thomas began her career lobbying on Capitol Hill for an increase in housing for low income women and children. In 2005, Liji joined Countrywide as a Project Manager and quickly rose through the ranks to become Assistant Vice President of Compliance | and Risk Management. In this role, she oversaw compliance and risk assessment in Countrywide’s offshore operations and authored Countrywide’s Model for Offshore Compliance, a cross... Read More →

Tuesday April 4, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Chase Basecamp - 19th Floor - Zone 2 750 North St. Paul Street, Dallas, TX 75201