Katelin Halloway, Reddit’s vice president of people and culture, will be on campus for a public discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 5, to kick off a campus series called Be Woke. The free, public talk will be held 5 to 7 p.m. in the Wolf Law Wittemyer Courtroom.
In her discussion “Defining Culture at Reddit: Building Communities with an Open Heart,” Halloway will talk about how Reddit builds culture and community in the workplace. She’ll also share her vision for Reddit’s culture and talk about how she’s building the teams and tools to bring the same diversity that exists across Reddit’s thousands of online communities to work every day.
The CU Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement has paired with the startup BeVisible to host a series of Be Woke campus events, culminating in a hack-a-thon on Oct. 13. During the Oct. 13 event, hosted by the head of inclusion and diversity at Lyft, students, industry leaders and community members will meet to hack the hiring process.
“The hack-a-thon aims to connect diverse students with corporations and partners in the innovation economy, while also dispelling stubborn misconceptions that an interest in diversity and inclusiveness is limited to colleges and universities,” said Andrea Guendelman, co-founder and CEO of BeVisible.
How could interviews and other recruitment tools be redesigned to counteract implicit bias? This hackathon might consider:
We look forward to your participation!