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Using Mentoring and Advisory as a Tool to Attract Diverse Talent

Kathryn Rose  (Founder, channelWise)

Orkideh Shahidi  (Vice President, People Operations, SADA)

Kelli McMillan  (Founder & CEO, Five9/Xposure)

Michelle Ragusa-McBain  (Global Channel Evangelist for MSPs and XaaS, Cisco)

Location: Level 3, Jasmine BCD

Date: Tuesday, November 2

Time: 1:45pm - 2:20pm

Pass Type: All-Access, CP Conference

Session Type: Conference Session

Track: Business of the Channel

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

The tech industry is losing more workers than it's gaining and there are nearly 5m tech jobs, 300k of which are in cybersecurity alone. It's well documented that having a diverse workforce is a benefit to business: fostering increased creativity and innovation, but attracting and keeping diverse talent in tech may be the only way to maintain or grow your current business.

Join us for this in-depth discussion on how using tools like mentoring and advisory can help companies attract and keep a diverse workforce. Moderated by Kathryn Rose, founder of channelWise, a three-member panel will discuss:

  • How mentoring and advisory differ
  • What role each one can play in helping to attract a more diverse workforce
  • How they have personally benefited from mentoring or advisory in their own careers
  • Tips for being a mentor or launching a program