Opening Keynote Session: Rethinking Data for Equity
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Now is the time to challenge what we think about data, research, and equity. Many teams and organizations have stated goals to use data to improve the equity in their programs, services, and products. But actually understanding how to move from a goal to a data equity success can be challenging and often counter-intuitive
In this highly engaging talk (and politics-free, don’t worry!) Heather uncovers the specific places where most organizations accidentally embed bias where they mean to embed equity, and shows you what you can do about it today.
Practical. Actionable. Inspirational. Real.
Heather Krause remains unconvinced. As a mathematical statistician with decades of global experience working on complex data problems and producing real-world knowledge, she has developed the Data Equity Framework to address the equity issues in data products and research projects. Her emphasis is on combining strong statistical analysis with clear and meaningful communication. She is currently working on implementing tools for equity and ethics in data.
As the founder of two successful data science companies, she attacks the largest questions facing societies today, working with both civic and corporate organizations to improve outcomes and lives. Her relentless pursuit of clarity and realism in these projects pushed her beyond pure analysis to mastering the entire data ecosystem including award-winning work in data sourcing, modeling, and data storytelling, each incorporating bleeding edge theory and technologies.
Heather is the founder of We All Count, a project for equity in data working with teams across the globe to embed a lens of ethics into their data products from funding to data collection to statistical analysis and algorithmic accountability. Her unique set of tools and contributions have been sought across a range of clients from MasterCard and Volkswagen to the United Nations, the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Secretariat, Airbnb, Harvard, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She is on the Data Advisory Board of the UNHCR.
Closing Keynote Session: Beyond the Image of Diversity: How to Create a Culture of Inclusion
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
While it is reassuring that more organizations recognize the value of diversity in their teams and are implementing metrics to measure progress, the real goal of diversity is to create a culture of inclusion and belonging. By focusing on establishing an inclusive environment, organizations can unlock the true value of diversity. In this presentation, Dima Ghawi shares insights based on workplace surveys and interviews that she has conducted across industries.
Creating a culture of inclusion is no longer simply “a nice to have.” Instead, it is essential for recruiting, engaging, and retaining top talent, and, as a result, increasing the competitive advantage of the company. Audience members leave with actionable takeaways that can be employed to create a productive, engaging, and inclusive workplace for their team.
Dima Ghawi is a Jordanian American award-winning author, leadership keynote speaker, and a three-time TEDx speaker. She is the founder of a global talent development company with a primary mission for advancing individuals in leadership. Through keynote speeches, workshops, training programs, and executive coaching, Dima has empowered professionals across the globe to develop critical business skills and expand their leadership potential. In addition, she has provided guidance to business executives to help them understand the value of gender diverse leadership, and to develop a multi-year plan for advancing quality leaders from within the organization.
Dima draws from two decades of corporate experience leading global teams and developing future leaders worldwide. She has worked across the United States, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa for several Fortune 100 companies including IBM, Merrill Lynch, and Intuit. Through her work, she has honed a keen expertise in developing leaders to meet the demands of the global workforce. For more information, visit DimaGhawi.com and BreakingVases.com.