When trying to increase their teams' diversity, companies often struggle with the "pipeline problem"—the difficulty of finding employees with diverse backgrounds and identities, especially for certain highly skilled positions. In this workshop, Aleria Research will dive into why the pipeline problem is a myth and how the real roadblock is the way companies go about recruiting talent, combined with a lack of understanding of how their current state of diversity and inclusion hinder their hiring efforts.
Tune in to explore how diversity and inclusion (D&I) impact your ability to recruit talent, how to expand your talent pool to prioritize D&I, and more!
Aleria Research is a nonprofit whose purpose is to conduct charitable, scientific research in areas related to D&I. Its mission is to demonstrate the value of D&I and foster greater inclusion and equality across society. Aleria Research's work specifically aims to benefit women, underrepresented minorities, people with disabilities, and other disadvantaged and underserved communities by convincing the privileged majority of the value of becoming more diverse and more inclusive.
For more information, visit aleriaresearch.org.
As the largest climatetech startup incubator in North America, Greentown Labs brings together startups, corporates, investors, policymakers, and many others with a focus on scaling climate solutions. Driven by the mission of providing groundbreaking startups the resources, knowledge, connections, and equipment they need to thrive, Greentown Labs offers prototyping and wet lab space, shared office space, a machine shop, an electronics lab, software and business resources, a large network of corporate customers and investors, and more. Greentown Labs’ 100,000-square-foot campus in Somerville, MA is home to more than 100 startups and has supported more than 300 startups since the incubator’s founding in 2011. These startups have collectively created more than 6,500 direct jobs and have raised more than $1 billion in funding.