Ethnically-diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform their peers: Monthly Impact Report – Oct. 2016

Per Scholas hosted the first of several national conversations on diversity in the workplace

At Per Scholas, we are committed to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive tech sector. We took a big step in championing this message when we launched Diverse by Design this summer. Diverse by Design is a conversation series dedicated to building diversity in the workplace. In June, we kicked-off the series with the Information Technology Senior Management Forum by hosting a terrific event in New York City. Nearly 200 guests, including C-Suite leaders, employer partners and representatives from the business and workforce development communities, convened at Google’s NYC Headquarters to hear from Fortune 500 thought leaders in technology, finance, energy and social impact.

This event series started in New York, but we’re certainly not stopping there. We’re taking this show on the road and plan to announce the next event in the national series in the coming weeks. Plus, to continue building momentum, we launched the Diverse by Design National Working Group. The working group is comprised of leaders across industries and sectors who are committed to ensuring their workplaces are more inclusive, equitable and diverse.

As Plinio said from the stage in New York, “We can’t achieve a greater level of diversity in the workplace alone, by working in silos, as we’ve done for so many years. If we work collectively to spark relationships, build partnerships like we have done today, I am hopeful that our tech sector will begin to reflect and celebrate the beautiful diversity that makes up our country.”

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