Mayor Kenney, Comcast's David Cohen will join PSL's Diversity Dinner 2017 - Philly


Oct. 5, 2017 8:22 am

Mayor Kenney, Comcast’s David Cohen will join PSL’s Diversity Dinner 2017

“There’s been a failure to close the gap between how we know things need to be and how things are,” said PSL’s Yuval Yarden. “That’s what this year’s event is all about.”

A shot from last year's event, at South Philly's Bok.

(Courtesy photo)

Philly Startup Leaders and Mogulette are bringing back last year’s Diversity Dinner, this time with sponsorship from Comcast and with boss David L. Cohen among the speakers.

The event is happening Oct. 25 at Bok, with Mayor Jim Kenney and Councilmen Allan Domb and Derek Green slated to join Comcast’s Cohen as speakers.

Last year’s session yielded a crop of big-picture lessons on how to get the local tech ecosystem to more accurately represent Philadelphia, a majority minority city. This year’s edition will feature lightning talks and table discussions led by Philly tech execs like IOPipe CTO Erica Windisch.

“I would love to spark a dialogue with the attendees around concrete, constructive steps to make tech a better place for underrepresented minorities (URMs),” the exec told “I believe Philadelphia has an opportunity to lead in building companies inclusive of URMs.”

For PSL’s Yuval Yarden, the event is happening at a time when diversity is being broadly recognized in the community as an important issue.

“But there’s been a failure to close the gap between how we know things need to be and how things are,” Yarden said. “That’s what this year’s event is all about.”

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Roberto Torres

Roberto Torres became Lead Philly Reporter in May 2016. Prior, he was a freelance contributor to and Al Dia News. The native Venezuelan moved to Philadelphia in 2015 after reporting on research at his alma mater, the University of Zulia. Whenever he's not fencing deadlines, he can be found standing in line at Overbrook Pizza in West Philly, running Netflix/Hulu marathons with his wife or reading news from Venezuela.

  • Josephys Dafils

    This is a great event but I can’t purchased the tickets from the given link. Please help!

    • Roberto Torres Luzardo

      Hey Josephys! Thanks for the catch. That’s been fixed now.


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