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[Roundtable Discussion] How to Create an Inclusive Culture and Improve Recruitment Diversity in Tech
STAGE: AMPHITHEATRE ARIS GAROUFALIS
This roundtable discussiom aims to provide guidance on how to foster an inclusive culture and enhance recruitment diversity within the tech industry. By implementing these strategies, companies can create a more welcoming environment for individuals from diverse backgrounds, leading to improved innovation, productivity, and overall success.

Key Points of Discussion
1) How do you create a culture that values diversity and promotes inclusivity? Which are the methods that help to encourage open dialogue, respect different perspectives, and provide opportunities for professional growth and development?
2) What are some challenges that tech businesses often face in becoming a more inclusive brand? How can you implement unbiased hiring practices? What actions can you take to enhance the inclusiveness and accessibility of your recruitment processes?
3) How can tech leaders embrace the value of inclusion as a driver for growth and success in the tech industry and encompass different perspectives, experiences, and ideas?
4) How can you establish Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives and develop specific initiatives and programs aimed at increasing diversity within the organization?
5) How do you regularly monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion efforts?
Eleftheria Despoinara
Eleftheria Despoinara
Data & AI Director | I&D Lead, Accenture
Elena Aktypi
Elena Aktypi
Managing Director, We Lead
maria skiathiti
Maria Skiathiti
Emea Partner, Commercial Lead at Microsoft
Date
Thursday, May 30, 2024
16:30 -
17:10 EEST
40 MINS
Track
Culture
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Eleftheria Despoinara
Data & AI Director | I&D Lead, Accenture

Eleftheria Despoinara is a Director at Accenture and works at the Data & AI global innovation center in Athens. As a Data Scientist, she has 14+ years of experience in large and complex data analysis projects, supporting clients from different industries around the world (e.g. Telecom, FMCG, Retail, Insurance and Banks). In recent years, her focus has been on clients in the energy sector as she leads the relevant team.
In February 2023, she also undertook the role of Inclusion & Diversity Lead for the Greek office with the main objective of contributing to the further development and implementation of strategies that promote a culture of equality for all employees.
She holds a diploma in Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences from the National Technical University of Athens and a master’s degree in Applied Economics and Finance from the Athens University of Economics and Business.

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Elena Aktypi
Managing Director, We Lead

Eleni is the Managing Director of WE LEAD, a nonprofit organization founded by Libra Philanthropies in 2023 to empower women to shape the future of everything, starting with the tech industry. With the vision of a world where all women - cisgender and transgender - have equal opportunities to enter, grow, and lead in the technology sector, WE LEAD offers a holistic career development program that gives participants the tools and knowledge they need to succeed. Prior to her current role, Eleni worked as a Head of Marketing and Communications at Dialectica, a fast-growing information services company with offices across the world. Before that, she was leading the global communication strategy of Blueground, a real estate tech company that re-invents the way people experience big-city living. She started her career at PR agencies when she was working with big corporations on their communications strategies. Eleni holds a diploma in Negotiations and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Athens University of Economics and Business.

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Maria Skiathiti
Emea Partner, Commercial Lead at Microsoft

Regional director of Microsoft, driving co-selling with partners across EMEA, accelerating customer business transformation & MS Cloud adoption. Prior to it, Maria had multiple management & transformational roles in Sales & Services, including Services Lead for Greece & Solution Strategy Lead for CEE. She started her career at Oracle in Sales.
Passionate about Technology & business transformation, avid learner, Diversity & Inclusion advocate. Member of the Microsoft CEMA Accessibility Chapter, GRCYMT Women Chapter and WW IAMCP (International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners) D&I board, drives awareness & initiatives on embracing D&I in Tech industry. Though in the global workforce, diverse talent becomes a norm, inclusion & equity remain a challenge!
Maria studied Applied Mathematics & Information Systems in Aristotle University, holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Northeastern University in US and an MBA from ALBA.

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