Wade Davis

Vice President of Inclusion Strategy @Netflix

Wade is part of Netflix’s team of inclusion experts that bring transformative solutions to build inclusive corporate cultures. He’s a former NFL player and the NFL’s first LGBT inclusion consultant working at the intersection of sexism, racism, and homophobia. Before joining Netflix, Wade consulted for Google, P&G, and 21st Century Fox. He’s a UN Women Global Impact Champion and a Ms. Foundation for Women board member, as well as a Rutgers and NYU adjunct professor, 2012 President Obama surrogate, and a feminist.


Finding The “I” within Inclusion

The concept of Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) is often taught to be ‘for’ and ‘about’ individuals who are a part of underrepresented groups. Unfortunately, that narrative is not only untrue, but it has also worked to prevent members from overrepresented groups from understanding how I&D positively impacts them personally, interpersonally, and culturally.

During this interactive presentation, Wade Davis and Karen Casella will explore some of the history of I&D, it’s historical relationship with both over and underrepresented groups, and how to find yourself within I&D.


Wednesday Nov 4 / 12:00PM EST (55 minutes)

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Remote Work: Developing Empathy and Tools Around Diversity & Inclusion

Join us for this interactive session starting with a presentation followed by dedicated time for sharing and connecting with our speakers and fellow attendees in moderated break-out groups.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, engineering teams needed to adapt quickly to fully distributed remote work. Each team member had their own challenges - some were forced into isolation, some were thrown into managing their childrens’ education, some found themselves caring for their parents or other family members. By sharing our stories and challenges, we developed empathy for each other. Has working from home given us a better appreciation of the “other’ and a greater appreciation of diversity and inclusion (I&D)? In this talk, Wade will share some scenarios and tools that viewers can use to build appreciation of the “other” and I&D. Following the talk, we will break out into small groups to explore this topic and others with fellow technologists.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Tech event is co-sponsored by Netflix.


Tuesday Nov 2 / 11:00AM EDT (50 minutes)


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