Diverse by Design is a national conversation series focused on increasing diversity and inclusion in the tech workforce. The series brings together c-suite thought leaders to discuss best practices and collaboratively develop solutions to forge a more direct path for businesses to attract, develop, and retain a more diverse and inclusive workforce.  



June 21, 2016

The first Diverse by Design convening brought together nearly 200 executives to engage Fortune 500 thought leaders in tech, finance, energy, and social impact to discuss what's needed to build a strong foundation for increased tech workforce diversity Read more about the convening here. To read about our N.Y. event speakers, click here


December 13, 2016

Diverse by Design convened in the nation's capital with over 150 audience members and industry-leading tech executives to discuss the role and impact of public-private partnerships in building workforce diversity and inclusion. Read more about the event here. To read about our D.C. event speakers, click here.

Kansas CITY, MO

March 29, 2017

The next Diverse by Design convening will take place at the 43rd Annual Conference for the National Society of Black Engineers. The event will discuss best practices to Engineer Diversity within the tech workforce, elevating intentional pipelines and systems of retention that strengthen a company's diversity and bottom line. To read about event speakers click here. To register for the event, click here. To learn more about event details, click here


Diverse by Design, co-sponsored by Per Scholas and the IT Senior Management Forum. 

Per Scholas is a national nonprofit that drives positive and proven social change in communities across the country. Through rigorous and tuition-free technology training and professional development, we prepare motivated and curious adults who are un- or underemployed for life-changing careers as IT professionals, and we create onramps to businesses in need of their talents. Today we provide our solutions in six cities across the country: Atlanta, Georgia; Greater Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; the National Capital Region, and New York, New York. To date, Per Scholas has trained over 6,000 individuals, helping them build lasting, life-changing careers in technology. To learn more, visit www.perscholas.org.

Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) Since its inception in 1996, ITSMF remains the only national organization dedicated exclusively to cultivating executive-level talent among black technology professionals. ITSMF offers career-advancing, leadership development programs and holds quarterly Symposiums focused on preparing the next generation of diverse technology leaders to impact organizational innovation and growth in the global marketplace. To learn more, visit http://www.itsmfonline.org

Diverse by Design thanks our partners at JPMorgan & Chase, CompTIA, Google and the National Society of Black Engineers for their continued support elevating conversations around diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 

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