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We have heard it multiple times before but it's worth repeating. Diversity is important. Diverse Leadership teams outperform consistently outperform the competition. In this presentation, we will talk about how diverse and inclusive culture emphasizes flexibility, open-mindedness, and exploration and can equip organizations with the ability to adapt and innovate. Fostering an inclusive culture requires inclusion in hiring, feedback, performance reviews, and promotions are extremely crucial. This talk will also cover how unconscious bias is a major barrier to building a diverse community. In the end, we will conclude with how being surrounded by a diverse community that is inclusive and empowered by workplace systems. processes and teams can be a game-changer. Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is not only the "right" thing to do, but it can also benefit businesses in many ways.

Riya Bansal

Affiliation: Microsoft

Riya Bansal is an enthusiastic and passionate Software Engineer at Microsoft. She is also an active promoter of women in Diversity in the technological field to promote budding engineers with meaningful and impactful skills. She has worked from small-sized Startups to large MNCs and gained a lot of experience over the years. She has been awarded the Google Women Tech makers Scholarship for her leadership skills and impact on the community of women in tech as well. She is very keen on creating opportunities for underrepresented groups with workplace diversity. Being on a mission to increase the gender ratio in the tech field, Riya is one of the top educators at Unacademy educating thousands of students and has mentored over 5000+ students in past.