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The Inaugural Blacks in Technology Conference, instantly tagged as BITCON2018, is a 3-day interactive platform for professionals, entrepreneurs, influencers, subject matter experts, students, and thought leaders who share a common goal... increasing the visibility and representation of black men and women in the tech industry.  As we seek to further our mission of establishing a practice of world class excellence, BIT has crafted a stimulating and engaging program that intertwines and encompasses the Twin Cities educational, business, political and tech communities. Utilizing forums such as tech exhibits, career fairs, pitch competitions, networking parties, city innovation tours, lightning talks, and panel discussions, BIT invites you to redefine your career in tech…
Saturday, October 13 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
ERGs: The Key to Retention, Community Connection, & Upward Mobility

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Ever wonder how Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) can help propel your career in the tech industry? Join a panel of ERG leaders and members who will share how becoming involved in their ERG has not only helped their career but also paved the way for other employees to excel in their career.

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Odest Riley Jr.

CEO, WLM Financial

Speakers
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Gilliane Arens

Senior Communications Specialist, Travelers Insurance
Gilliane has a diverse range of experience working with global corporations and local technology companies on various forms of communications and recruiting. As a Field Representative for Travelers Black/African-American Diversity Network, she is passionate about creating spaces that... Read More →
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Jordan Curry

Diversity Specialist, Google
Jordan Curry is a Diversity Specialist on the Talent Programs & Events team at Google. Her focus in this role is on partnerships with external organizations that reach communities traditionally underrepresented in tech in an effort to find future Google Employees. She's been at Google... Read More →
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Katie McGonigal

Head of Talent, Scribd
Katie McGonigal is Head of Talent at Scribd, a site on a mission to help the world read more. Katie has 20+ years of experience as an HR and Talent Leader in Tech, Professional Services, and Healthcare. She has enjoyed a particular emphasis on Diversity and Inclusion in her work... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Best Buy HQ - Alaska 7601 Penn Avenue South Richfield, MN 55423

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