Connect socially: Follow #SEAWIT21 to hear stories from sessions and to connect with other attendees. We’ll be covering all things conversational on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram so please join us! Check our FAQ page for more info.
Back To Schedule
Wednesday, April 21 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Enough About Diversity! We Need Inclusion, Equity, & Real Change — Supported by Nordstrom

Log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
The books have been read. The trainings have been attended. The boxes have been checked. So, what’s changed? Well, a lot actually, but not nearly enough. During this session our panel will discuss what is required for the Technology Industry to manifest the spirit of DEI, not just the words and how each of us can play a role in bringing to life real change where it matters.

avatar for Tricia Cleppe

Tricia Cleppe

Account Director, davies + dixon

avatar for Tanya Salcido

Tanya Salcido

Sr. Manager, Digital Marketing, ISTE / EdSurge
Tanya leads digital strategy for ISTE and EdSurge, organizations focused on edtech resources for K-12 and higher ed educators. As someone who identifies as Mexican-American, and is a women in a technical role, Tanya has a particular passion for elevating the voices of groups who have been underserved. Through her work at ISTE... Read More →
avatar for Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson

Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, WGU
Jason Thompson is a thought leader in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, having spent the past twenty-five years building DE&I programs in sports, health care, technology, and education. Jason is currently the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) at Western Governors... Read More →
avatar for Nikki Le

Nikki Le

Head of Machine Learning and Responsible Engineering Education | Head of Education Evaluation, Assessment, and Research, Google
Nikki Le leads the Machine Learning and Responsible Engineering Education and the Education Evaluation, Assessment, and Research groups at Google, designing cutting-edge technical education and professional development programs in emerging technologies like machine learning, artificial... Read More →
avatar for Cara Hairston

Cara Hairston

Workday System Analyst 2, Nordstrom
Cara Hairston (she/her) and I’m a System Analyst supporting the Workday application. I identify as mixed black and white, am soon to be married to my Mexican-American partner and am a proud mom of our feisty three old daughter, Lily. I studied sociology and psychology at Gonzaga... Read More →

avatar for Nordstrom


An incredible eye for what's next in fashion. A passionate drive to exceed expectations. For more than 100 years, we've worked to deliver the best possible shopping experience, helping our customers express their style—not just buy fashion.Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion retailer... Read More →

Wednesday April 21, 2021 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT