From mentoring and development programs to promotion processes and performance reviews, every one of our people, processes, and practices impacts opportunities for women and under-represented groups in our organizations. It is essential that we intentionally design and execute these practices in a manner that strips away conscious and unconscious bias, as well as removes barriers to the success and progression of these individuals.
Join the Mass High Tech Council, PTC, Waters Corporation, and Bain & Company virtually on Thursday, September 9 for a discussion on effective talent management for women and underrepresented minorities (URMs).
As a part of the Mass High Tech Council’s Diversity, Equity and Opportunity (DEO) Initiative, "A Systematic Approach to Talent Management for Women and URMs" incorporated aspects from the Council’s pillar DEO programs—Black Representation and Equity (BRE) and Women in Leadership (WIL). Co-hosted by 2021 WIL Sponsor PTC, 2021 BRE Sponsor Waters Corporation, and Strategic Partner Bain & Company, the online event included a keynote address by Belinda Hyde, Ph.D., SVP and chief human resources officer at Waters Corporation, followed by a panel discussion featuring Andy Youniss, president and CEO of Rocket Software, Burunda Prince, COO of the Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Kenya Jacobs, director of Diversity and Inclusion at Trane Technologies.
Moderated by PTC Chief Diversity Officer and Corporate Social Responsibility Leader Kameelah Benjamin-Fuller, the panel explored:
- Organizational leadership gaps
- Root causes that lead to lack of visibility and career advancement
- Structural barriers that limit opportunity and movements
- The role of mentorship, sponsorship, and training
- Performance management processes and creating opportunities for women and URMs
- And more!