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November 17–November 20, 2020
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Tuesday, November 17 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
EmpowerUs: Uniting to Drive Tech Sector Growth through Diversity + Inclusion, Sponsored by ITRenew (RSVP required to attend - see description for details)

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Concerted efforts to build diversity and inclusion into the tech sector are essential. Different experiences, outlooks and perspectives make your entire workforce better at solving complex problems, managing risks and spotting opportunities. This kind of strength and resilience is needed more urgently than ever as rapidly industry growth creates critical talent gaps and shortages. Meeting this demand by increasing employee diversity and the number of women pursuing tech sector careers, investing in the education they need to prepare and succeed, and ensuring visibility and career advancement for those currently working in the industry is imperative.

Host Ali Fenn, president of ITRenew, will be joined by members of the iMasons organization, including Chairman and Founder Dean Nelson and Amber Carmella of IM Women, for a candid discussion on what it will take for tech companies to foster this approach to growth and culture of paying it forward. Ali will also share her experiences working toward a more diverse and sustainable digital future. The panel will be followed by an interactive session where you’ll have a chance to comment, debate and discuss with panelists and peers.

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Ali Fenn

President, ITRenew
Ali oversees all revenue channels at ITRenew and leads strategy for the company’s Circular Cloud initiatives, including principally the development of modeling, analytics platforms, and new business and market development. Ali has been building enterprise and cloud technology companies... Read More →
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Dean Nelson

Founder and Chairman, Infrastructure Masons
Dean is the Founder and Chairman of Infrastructure Masons, a global association of industry executives and technology professionals entrusted with building and operating the physical and logical structures of the Digital Age. He is also the CEO at Virtual Power Systems and Founder/CEO... Read More →
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Amber Caramella

CRO, Netrality, Global Executive Sponsor IM Women
Amber Caramella is the Chief Revenue Officer at Netrality Data Centers, responsible for Netrality’s revenue generation strategy and execution, including overseeing Sales, Marketing, Channel and Strategic Alliances. Prior to Netrality, she served as SVP of Sales at Zayo, where she... Read More →
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Parastoo Amin

PhD student, iMasons Scholarship Recipient
Parastoo is a PhD student at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. She is studying Business Information Systems and her research is on Green data centers. In 2020, she received an iMasons PhD Degree Scholarship that supports her research onreducing data centers energy consumption... Read More →

Tuesday November 17, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
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