Written by Maemalynn Meanor, Senior Public Relations Manager at The Linux Foundation
This year, in an effort to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in the technology industry, Open Mainframe Project partnered with Broadcom Mainframe Software, IBM, Rocket Software, TechChannel and VirtualZ Computing on an initiative, “Making Our Community, Stronger,” that will produce a series of conversations via webinars and articles about different diversity, equity and inclusion views, strategies, best practices and experiences.
On April 28, we held our first 2021 webinar, “How Personal Experiences Shape Corporate Inclusion.” Moderated by Dr. Gloria Chance, President and CEO of the Mousai Group, this intimate conversation showcases the different views of colleagues from across the mainframe industry. Ashley Peterson, Product Marketing Manager at IBM Z and LinuxONE; Jeff Henry, VP Strategy, Product Management & Design Mainframe Software Division at Broadcom, Sharra Owens-Schwartz, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Senior Director at Rocket Software; and Jerry Chaupradit, Manager, IBM Z Enterprise Networking Solutions at IBM shared their personal stories and emotional journey that has most impacted their careers.
Watch it here:
As a next step for the “Making our Strong Community, Stronger” collaborative initiative, we ask that you provide your feedback about the webinar and what you would like to see next one in this 5-minute survey. Fill it out here.
Additionally, we would like to keep the dialog going: What does DEI mean to you? What is your company doing to further DEI? Do you have experiences starting, planning or running a DEI initiative? Send an email to TechChannel Senior Editor Keelia Estrada Moeller at email@example.com.
- Read the TechChannel article about this webinar or “Why mainframe executives are investing in diversity and inclusion”
- Reach out to us on the Open Mainframe Project Slack (#wg-diversity)
- Join the Open Mainframe Diversity & Inclusion Working Group mailing list
- Read Open Mainframe Project diversity blogs
- Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org