Pittsburgh, PA

March 22, 2018

On March 22nd, Diverse by Design comes to Pittsburgh, and the the National Society of Black Engineers’ 44th Annual Convention. This is the fifth event in the national conversation series will center around the theme of Courageous Conversations. Together with industry thought and mission leaders, the half-day session will convene technology leadership and industry pioneers who are creating space amongst their own staff to ask the tough question -- how are we addressing the inequities facing the technology workforce? Diverse by Design is hosted by Per Scholas and the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF).

Over the course of the conversation, corporate executives, hiring managers, recruiters and industry leaders will examine the challenges tied to building diversity in the workplace, and subsequently building up that diverse talent pool into senior level managers and beyond. Additionally attendees will hear from a broad range of experts on what’s working in talent development, recruitment and retention to drive meaningful progress on an issue that affects the entire business community.

The event will feature ignite presentations, a keynote conversation, and a powerful panel discussion that will begin at 1 p.m. EST. The conversations will continue into a networking reception from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. EST.


Diverse By Design Pittsburgh

Thursday, March 22nd, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Convention Center 317 & 318

Pittsburgh Speakers

Renee LaRocuhe-Morris

COO, BNY Mellon Investment Management

Don Nelson

Director, Resource Development
National Society of Black Engineers

Damien Howard

Vice President, Social Ventures, Per Scholas


Tujuanna B. Williams

Vice President/Chief
Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Fannie Mae

Karl Reid

Executive Director
National Society of Black Engineers

Erica Bland

Senior Manager, Digital Operations & Business Advisory, Capgemini

Errika Moore

Executive Director, TAG-Ed


Renea Pierre

Director of Development, Partner Engagement, IT Senior Management
Forum (ITSMF)

Matthew Nelson

National Society of Black Engineers

Dena Jones

Director, Securitization and Servicing Technology, Fannie Mae

Kenneth Walker

Senior Vice President, Core Mission Support, Per Scholas