Beyond Diversity: Perspectives on Leadership, Culture, and Innovation

Thursday, October 27 | 2:40PM–3:30PM | Ballroom E, Level Three
Session Type: Featured Session
Attend this session to learn how educators and senior executives from MIT, Yale, SAS, and ThotWave are embracing the diversity of their employees, students, teachers, mentors, and leaders to fuel innovation and drive growth. They will share challenges faced in increasing diversity within their fields and best practices for engaging and empowering the myriad of perspectives that typify the modern enterprise.

Outcomes: Explore the benefits of embracing diversity and engaging people with varied backgrounds and perspectives * Discover strategies to help broaden participation and increase engagement * Appreciate the role of leadership in creating a culture that sustains the achievement and success of diverse individuals


  • Delores Barton

  • Chris Bourg

    Director of Libraries, MIT
  • Oita Coleman

    Vice President, SAS Institute Inc
  • Gregory Nelson

    Founder and CEO, ThotWave
  • Deborah Stanley-McAulay

    Chief Diversity Officer, Yale University