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These days, it seems like “culture” is the first word CEOs and cofounders throw out when describing their company.
Beyond references to the office ping-pong table (an infamous icon in the startup world) what does the practice of “hiring for culture” actually mean? How does it impact diversity in tech companies? Is this way of evaluating new hires actually good for our business?
— Gloria Bell (@gloriabell) July 7, 2016
“Hiring for culture – But What Culture Are We Hiring For?” will feature diverse voices from the tech scene. The free talk will be held at Penn’s Wharton School on July 28 at 5:30 p.m.
Here’s the lineup of speakers:
- Victor Yocco, UX researcher, author and speaker (he will be talking about alcohol at meetups).
- Gloria Bell, cofounder of the Women in Tech Summit and an advisory board member of TechGirlz.
- Michael Carvin, UX researcher, design professional and advocate for the aging workforce.
- Tim Allen, IT Director of Advanced Initiatives for Wharton Research Data Services.
- Jumoke Dada, technologist and strategist for Signature RED and founder of the nonprofit Project ALOE.