South Carolina’s technology industry has the 6th highest rate in the country when it comes to employing women, but with females making up 34.5 percent of the totals there’s still room for improvement.

This 45-minute session is a moderated panel featuring thought-leading technologists discussing diversity and inclusion. The panel will explore existing barriers and opportunities to women and minorities’ participation in the field, benefits of having diverse teams, lessons learned on implementing diversity and inclusion programs, and strategies for building a diverse pipeline.

In addition, audience engagement will be part of the session in the form of a brief Q&A.

Moderator: Brandi Parrish Ellison, Director of Policy and Government Relations, Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network

Tracy Lee, Co-founder, This Dot Labs
Jigyasa Grover, machine Learning Engineer, Twitter
Erica Stanley, Engineering Manager, SalesLoft