Highlights from our 2017
D&I Lab in San Francisco

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Who Should Come

HR & Diversity Professionals

Learn about some of the latest research in this space, and gain greater insight into how different organizations are implementing D&I strategies (including barriers and success stories).

Develop new strategies for attracting and hiring a diverse workforce, and learn more about key barriers that can stand in the way.

Individual Contributors & People Managers

Develop a better understanding of the key components of an effective D&I strategy, and learn more about how you can contribute to fostering diversity and inclusion in your workplace.

Feedback from San Francisco D&I Lab attendees, October 2017

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98% of previous attendees said they...

  • Felt the content of the D&I lab was relevant to their company.
  • Understand strategies their company can use to build a more diverse and inclusive environment as a result of the D&I Lab.
  • Are likely to engage in strategies discussed at the D&I Lab.
  • Would recommend the D&I Lab to other companies.

What to Expect

Hear from Paradigm’s experts on the latest research around key themes like Unconscious Bias, Belonging, and Growth Mindset.

Brainstorm on how to implement data-driven D&I strategies that meet your organization’s needs.

Connect with peers from a variety of industries across the country on new challenges and opportunities to drive impact.

We’ll be providing a toolkit that shares tactics and tools to help you design and implement high-impact diversity and inclusion initiatives.


Erin L. Thomas, PhD

Erin L. Thomas, PhD



Tash Wilder, PhD

Tash Wilder, PhD

Senior Consultant


Justyn Howard

Justyn Howard


Sprout Social

Maureen Calabrese

Maureen Calabrese

Chief People Officer

Sprout Social

Michelle Y. Bess

Michelle Y. Bess

DEI Lead

Sprout Social

Cassandra Black

Cassandra Black

Global Sr. I&D Lead


Jordan Curry

Jordan Curry

Diversity Specialist


AJ Johnson

AJ Johnson

D&I Program Manager



Signature Sponsors

Paradigm D&I Lab:
Data-Driven Strategies to Attract & Hire Diverse Talent

A one-day workshop led by the experts at Paradigm that will equip you with the tools you need to build a stronger and more diverse organization.


Thursday, June 14, 2018
10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Loft Lucia
7 North Carpenter Street
Chicago, IL 60607


9:30 | Registration


10:00 | Welcome with Erin L. Thomas, PhD, Paradigm Partner


10:05 | Armchair Conversation with Sprout Social: CEO Justyn Howard, Chief People Officer Maureen Calabrese, and DEI Lead Michelle Y. Bess


10:45 | Break


11:00 | Data-Driven Strategies for Attracting Diverse Talent with Tash Wilder, PhD, Paradigm Senior Consultant


12:15 | Lunch Panel featuring Cassandra Black, Groupon Global Sr. I&D Lead; Jordan Curry, Google Diversity Specialist; and AJ Johnson, Braintree D&I Program Manager


1:15 | Data-Driven Strategies for Hiring Diverse Talent with Desmond Mitchell, Paradigm Facilitator


2:30 | Action Planning for Tomorrow



Additional Information:

  • Catered lunch and beverages will be provided
  • For any questions, please email us at events@paradigmiq.com

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