Pursuing DEI for Strategic Advantage

Thursday, June 25 | 11:30AM–12:00PM ET
Session Type: Virtual
Delivery Format: Breakout Session
Research demonstrates that more diverse teams working in inclusive environments outperform their peers when addressing complex problems. Is it possible that emphasizing the strategic advantages of pursuing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) can help accelerate the pursuit of inclusive environments among our community? This session will explore examples of these benefits, share practical approaches to how they can be pursued, and engage in candid dialogue about what can get in the way.

Outcomes: Explore examples of the strategic benefits of inclusive workplaces * Consider approaches to translate these benefits to your organization and institution * Dialogue on the implications of higher ed IT demographic trends and statistics


  • Sherri Braxton Castanzo

    Senior Director for Digital Innovation, Bowdoin College
  • Michael Cato

    Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Bowdoin College
  • Stan Waddell

    Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Carnegie Mellon University