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Wednesday, October 21 • 16:45 - 17:45
The Diversity Conversation: Making the Invisible Visible: Seeing, Respecting, and Valuing Care and Maintenance in our Code and Beyond - Lauren Bacon, &yet

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This year's COVID-19 pandemic has pulled back the curtain on the role of care work within our individual, social, and collective lives. While many of us in the tech sector have experience working remotely and from home, few of us have done so under such extreme and trying circumstances.

In particular, parents with children living at home have been navigating a new world of remote schooling and loss of childcare in an economy that tends to treat child-rearing and other forms of care work as externalities, rather than as central to our lives. In her talk, Lauren Bacon explores the ways in which care work is and isn’t noticed or valued, especially in the tech sector -- and what each of us can do to make that invisible work more visible, more clearly understood -- and ultimately, more valued.

The Diversity Conversation is dedicated to subjects relating to diversity, equity and inclusivity. It is a session open to all Summit attendees. We invite you to attend this event regardless of your prior experience with these topics. It is our hope that you leave the Diversity Conversation inspired and with a call to action, whether it’s a workshop to take, a conversation to have, a book to read, a practice to implement, or a question to ask.

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Lauren Bacon

Strategist, &yet
Lauren Bacon is a strategist at &yet, a software and design consultancy that works with people-first technology organizations to help them connect more effectively with their communities. A thoughtful question-asker, deep thinker, insightful dots-connector, and passionate communicator, she often describes herself as simply... Read More →



Wednesday October 21, 2020 16:45 - 17:45 CEST
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