Portland, OR November 4, 2017
The Challenges of Company Diversity Programs: Life Within the Overton Window

Many of us know what we want ideal diversity programs to look like within companies. But how do we work within a company where we don't have ultimate control over how diversity efforts function? Can we build genuine support structures for ourselves and others without having them diluted and appropriated as company PR? I'll talk about the ups and downs, compromises, and successes of working to build support for diversity programs within an organization as it shifts, grows, and changes. This talk will include tips for working within your own company, warnings of common failure modes, and the ultimate disclaimer that every person decides for themselves each day if it's worth their limited energy.