Austin Startup Week 2021 Austin Startup Week 2021

HR, Talent & Culture Track

Thursday, October 7, 2021

- CDT
Humanity in the Workplace: Culture & Tribe
Charisse Fontes (She/Her)
Charisse Fontes (She/Her)
Culture Circle, Founder

What do cultural anthropology and startup culture have to do with the success of a startup? This session shines a different light on humanity in the workplace and how to build a culture that thrives. This interactive session dives deeper and breaks down the roots of culture while answering your tough questions and providing practical tools that can be applied right away.

- CDT
Demystifying Inclusion: 9 Focus Areas for Measurable Impact
Arshiya Malik (She/Her)
Arshiya Malik (She/Her)
Aleria, Co-founder & Director of People and Operations
Lisa Russell (She/Her)
Lisa Russell (She/Her)
Aleria, Co-founder & CEO

Inclusion can be tricky because it has to do with how people feel, how they experience and interact with others and their sense of belonging within your organization. Aleria's framework, the Categories of Inclusion, provides a strategic way to approach inclusion and identify specific opportunities for growth within your organization.

In this workshop participants will:

-- Gain a shared language for DEI work that is human-centric and can be applied to any individual, no matter their background
-- Better understand the difference between diversity and inclusion and how they impact one another and your organization's success
-- Discover how everyday experiences and interactions can be organized in our framework to identify specific areas of focus
--  Recognize the role of the individual and the organization in driving greater inclusion in the workplace
-- Take away actionable tips that you can start implementing immediately.

- CDT
Living in a Tech city - Austin's Role in Bridging the Digital Equity Divide: An IUPRA, UT Podcast Live Event
Steven Pedigo
Steven Pedigo
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin | LBJ Urban Lab., Professor of Practice | Director
Carl Settles Jr.
Carl Settles Jr.
E4 Youth, Founder/Executive Director
Kelsey Evans
Kelsey Evans
UT Austin, Executive Director, Corporate Relations
Dr. Danielle Wright
Dr. Danielle Wright
University of Texas at Austin, Associate Director of Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis (IUPRA), Assistant Professor of Practice, College of Education

The Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis at the University of Texas, Austin, presents a live podcast event discussing the issues and solutions around big tech, digital divide, and the potential for diversifying the field.