Tech Inclusion Forum: Building Diversity, Nurturing Inclusion with Deb Manning, PhD


Please join the Arizona Technology Council and Palladium IT Advisors’ CEO and Founder Diane Smigel on May 9, 2019 for an eye-opening and interactive presentation by our special guest — Diversity Expert and National Speaker, Deb Manning, PhD. Attendees will gain a clear view into the current state of Diversity in Tech, insights into many of the root causes, and will take away strategies to help your company move the needle toward a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

Take the diversity survey!
The results of this anonymous survey will be aggregated and utilized as part of the Tech Inclusion Forum’s interactive May 9 event with special guest Diversity Expert and National Speaker Deb Manning, PhD. Whether you can join us on May 9 or not, we’d love your input. Thank you in advance for your participation!

3:15 – 3:30   Registration
3:30 – 3:45  Welcome + Overview of 2019 Tech Inclusion Forum series
3:45 – 4:00  Current State of Diversity in Tech
4:00 – 5:00  Presentation:  Building Diversity, Nurturing Inclusion with Deb Manning, PhD.
5:00 – 5:30  Happy Hour and Networking

Deb Manning is an expert in Learning and Development, with deep expertise in designing and delivering data-driven solutions to the diversity and inclusion challenges facing the tech industry. She is currently a Senior Strategist with SOLVE, a human capital consulting firm based in Scottsdale and Omaha NE. Deb earned her Doctor of Social Psychology degree from University of Minnesota, and regularly speaks to local and national audiences on Diversity and other human capital topics.


Cost to attend:
$30 for Arizona Technology Council members  |  $45 for nonmembers

Sponsored by:

Who should attend:
The Tech Inclusion Forum IDEA series is intended for everyone involved in today’s tech workplace – hiring managers, top executives, HR leaders, experienced and aspiring STEM professionals. Please plan to join us at each quarterly event as the series drills down into the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Awareness (IDEA) challenges currently facing the tech industry. 

Osborn Maledon Law Firm | 2929 N Central Ave | 18th floor | Phoenix AZ 85012

Parking will be validated in the Phoenix Plaza garage (off of Catalina Street), exit the garage at the first level and walk through the Retail Pavilion to the Courtyard. Osborn Maledon’s office is located to the right (north) of the fountain. The reception area is on the 21st floor Please bring your parking ticket for validation.

About the Tech Inclusion Forum IDEA series
Formerly the Women in the Workforce series, the Tech Inclusion Forum IDEA quarterly series focuses on highlighting the inclusion, diversity, equity and awareness (IDEA) challenges facing women and minorities in STEM fields today and showcasing the many extraordinary and accomplished women in Arizona’s tech ecosystem.


2929 N Central Ave
18th floor
Phoenix , AZ 85012


Osborn Maledon Law Firm


May 9, 2019


3:15 - 5:30PM


[Members: $30] [Non-members: $45]