Building a Culture of Belonging in Tech

Building a Culture of Belonging in Tech

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Northeastern University — Vancouver

410 West Georgia Street


Vancouver, BC V6B 1Z3


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Tech Talks at Northeastern

About this event

Diversity, equity and inclusion have become increasingly critical components of tech organizations’ HR programs, particularly where the acquisition and retention of talent requires an approach that goes beyond benefits and perks. With today’s top technical talent seeking a strong culture and values fit, cultivating an authentic sense of belonging within your organization is not only effective in reducing attrition, but also in building loyalty, motivation and employee satisfaction.

Join us for a panel discussion on how to build inclusive workplace strategies that eliminate barriers and increase belonging for historically marginalized groups in tech. Speakers from the BC tech community will join in a lively discussion and share their success strategies for improving workplace satisfaction, boosting employee retention and cultivating a strong sense of belonging throughout the entire organization.

This event is open to anyone interested in issues pertaining to diversity, equity and inclusion, but will focus primarily on the tech sector.

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Moderated by:

Bethany Edmunds

Associate Director of Network Programs; and Director of Computing Programs, Vancouver

Northeastern University


Roy Budhai

Vice President of Software Engineering


Pamela Saunders

Director of Engagement


Michelyn Smithe

SAP Internship Experience Program (SAP iXp) Lead & Co-Lead Recruiting Workstream for SAP Canada Indigenous Inclusion Initiative


Vaishnavi Subramaniam

Software Engineer

Electronic Arts

About Tech Talks at Northeastern University, Vancouver:

Northeastern's Tech Talks series explores topical issues around talent, DEI and innovation in conversation with key members of the BC tech community.

All events are open to the public and held in-person at Northeastern’s new campus located at 410 West Georgia St. in Vancouver. All sessions include the opportunity for attendees to interact with our panellists, followed by networking.

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