Information Networking Institute

Why culture matters: the challenges & benefits of cultivating inclusion in STEM fields

April 21, 2017

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cohon University Center, McConomy Auditorium

This panel will explore the challenges and benefits of cultivating inclusion in STEM fields. With over a decade of work fostering diversity and inclusion at the INI, including the founding of Women@INI in 2005, Dena Haritos Tsamitis is a strong proponent of the belief that culture matters. From increased productivity to innovative problem-solving, research shows that diversity in the workplace has a myriad of benefits. As leaders, we must create awareness and advance best practices to inspire an inclusive culture in the emerging workforce. Registration Required.

Moderator: Mike Bruce, Chairman and CEO of InScope International, Inc. and INI alumnus (Class of 1995)

  • Dena Haritos Tsamitis, Director of the Information Networking Institute (INI), Founding Director, Education, Training and Outreach, CyLab
  • Joyce Brocaglia, CEO, Alta Associates and Founder, Executive Women's Forum
  • Uma Gupta, Corporate Trainer, Consultant & Professor
  • Audrey Russo, President & CEO, Pittsburgh Technology Council

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