Bloomberg Live – Power Moves

Leading Diversity in the Workplace with Bloomberg Live

July 19, 2018
San Francisco

I moderated a panel and presented an interactive activity around bias for 120+ C-level participants at the annual “Power Moves” conference sponsored by AIG and Bloomberg Live.

 

 

Our guests spoke of empowerment, HR and the C-Level’s role in keeping momentum for belonging, and building cohesive cultures in a world of rapidly-evolving tech.

 

Tech Inclusion NYC: Lightning Talk on Inclusionary Product Design

I had a tremendous honor to speak at one of the most “walk-the-talk” inclusion conferences I’ve attended, Tech Inclusion’s “Voices of Innovation”.

I highlighted the user-centric approach to building male allies in tech through The Corner of the Court Project.

As a psychologist in the tech space, I can’t stress enough how important empathy is the first step in good product design — and by no coincidence, empathy happens to be the foundation for inclusive work cultures as well.

Learn more about Tech Inclusion NYC and their approach to inclusionary workplaces — which as mentioned, the conference truly embodied, in all manners of language use, accessibility and diversity of topics!

 

Oracle SmarterCX Women in Tech Series: Video Feature Part 1

4 Psychology Lessons That’ll Help You Get Ahead in Technology

Oracle SmarterCX published a two-part interview and video program about Rachana and her work during Women’s History Month, as part of a series, “Women in Tech.”

View the full article and video at the SmarterCX website.

Special thanks to Oracle for the feature about blending human psychology and technology, two of Rachana’s passions!

 

Featured on Catalyst’s “Men Advocating Real Change”

Catalyst’s MARC (Men Advocating Real Change) is dedicated to bringing research and actionable tools for male advocacy to corporations and individuals.

They have focused July 2017’s resources on gender partnership:  how women can support men in their advocacy efforts.  As part of this campaign, you can read my featured article, The Importance of Women Supporting Men” directly on the MARC website.

 

I also encourage you to download and share their latest resource, Actions Women Can Take To Support Men’s Engagement. 

 

Bloomberg Moderator: Intrapreneurship

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It was a real treat to recently serve as moderator for a Bloomberg panel on intrapreneurship.

Bloomberg is, in many respects, the original startup — founded by Michael Bloomberg and his three partners in 1981; together they built the first computer that would soon revolutionize the financial services industry — providing real-time financial analytics to Wall Street firms.

Intrapreneurship is all about bringing innovation and an entrepreneurial contribution to your own company or organization.  It was only fitting that, in a company like Bloomberg, where the culture is open and non-hierarchical; illuminated fish tanks on all floors embody the spirit of transparency, and everything employees do is with an agile mindset, that Bloomberg featured this topic on center stage at their 731 Lexington Avenue Headquarters.  (Check out the office here)

Some highlights shared by the panelists and “live tweeted” during the session include:

– MAPS<GO> recently featured on 60 Minutes

– How leaders set a culture of innovation to make intrapreneurs thrive

– How to handle setbacks

– What it takes to prove your idea via prototyping

– BEING in an intrapreneur — importance of collaboration, how to build influence, and “doing it on top of the day job”