Session: Weaving DEI into the Organizational Fabric
DEI is often seen as a stand alone initiative, often seen as a tick in the box and/or, a way to appease minority groups. Many leaders give it a nod but not many truly believe or understand how systemic and prevalent the issues are. Applying personal experiences from NGOs, academia and tech start-ups across Asia, Europe and the UK, this presentation invites us to strategically leverage the current organizational 'blind spots' in order to move the DEI narrative from the sidelines to front and center.
- Moving DEI into the heart of the organization
- Leveraging biases and blind spots that are omni-present
- Creating true intention and purpose will shift the narrative and remove stigma
With over 20 years of global experience in the technology sector, Sharifah leads the front end of Intent HQ’s business and drives its Customer First thinking. Over the last decade, she has delivered customer AI capabilities for Vodafone, Orange, American Express, Sony, SingTel, Sears, MGM International and more recently Telefonica and Verizon. Sharifah sits on the advisory board for a number of technology start-ups and is actively involved in the not-for-profit sector. She has led numerous workshops for the UNDP, and the NIEW on the subject of Gender and Technology. A mother of an active extroverted 8 year old, Sharifah relies on her daily yoga practices and weekly equestrian adventures to reconnect with nature and her inner-self.