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Thursday, August 30 • 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Roadmapping an Equitable Open Source Movement - Yulkendy Valdez & Josuel Plasencia, Forefront

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In the next ten years, 75% of the workforce will be millennials. The millennial generation is also the most diverse (racially/ethnically) due to demographic shifts as well as the migration of people. By 2050, there will be no racial or ethnic majority. More than ever, corporations and organizations of all kinds need to become more equipped to develop equitable cultures for this new generation -  thriving communities where all sorts of people feel seen, heard and valued. In this session, we will demystify what it takes to build equitable organizations and break down the steps to create inclusive workplaces that attract and retain top diverse talent.  This session will be interactive, so prepare to share your viewpoints and learn from others in the room. 

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Josuel Plasencia

Josuel Plasencia is a social entrepreneur, community leader, and public speaker. He has been featured in NBC, ABC, PBS, C-SPAN and the Wall Street Journal. A thought leader in millennial engagement and diversity and inclusion, Josuel is the co-founder and a managing partner of Forefront... Read More →
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Yulkendy Valdez

Co-founder & Managing Partner, Forefront
Yulkendy Valdez is a fearless advocate for change, a dynamic educator, and co-founder and a managing partner of Forefront (previously known as Project 99), a company that helps leading organizations engage and retain diverse talent through leadership programs tailored to the millennial... Read More →

Thursday August 30, 2018 2:00pm - 2:40pm PDT
Room 121