“Starting the conversation” was the point of the Women Tech Council’s first Talent Innovation Summit Wednesday.
“If we don’t have the conversation, nothing changes,” said WTC president and co-founder Cydni Tetro.
Senior executives, human resources personnel, and business leaders filled Adobe’s Alpha Bravo gym to capacity Wednesday to discuss how to recruit and retain women in local technology companies. Because it was the WTC’s first try at a summit of this size and breadth, the goal was to bring in some top leaders to start the conversation, and present their ideas on what has worked and what hasn’t.
“Part of getting better is admitting we have a problem,” said Brad Rencher, executive vice president and general manager of digital marketing at Adobe, to kick off the event.
By Karissa Neely, Daily Herald