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Thursday, September 14 • 9:00am - 9:20am
Chaos Theory + Civil Rights = 21st Century Corporate Practices - Kate Ertmann, GO

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There is much discussion about systemic actions and attitudes that have been the basis for so much homogeneity and exclusiveness in large corporations. Patriarchy. Ageism. Cultural Biases.

But according to a recent​ ​McKinsey & Company study​, companies in the top quarter for racial diversity are 35% more likely to have financial returns higher than the national median in their industry, while gender diversity boosts performance by an additional 15%.

So what if we take the mathematical processes that built up those systemic attitudes as the norm, and break them down to their theoretical origins, in order to recalculate a sustainable procedure that would intentionally include diversity, equity and inclusion in its make-up?

And then make that the new norm? And actually positively affect the bottom-line of the organization?

Takeaways include:
  • How mathematical theory shows up in human relationships 
  • What natural pattern-making can be re-worked for team wellness 
  • Diagramming a defined approach for an inclusive corporate environment for all cultures, disciplines, genders and generations


Kate Ertmann

Operations Executive
Kate Ertmann is a businesswoman and seasoned speaker. A child actor for kid’s television programming and commercials, Kate renounced her Hollywood hopes in favor of a telecommunications degree from Ohio University. She is one of the founders of Portland’s Women in Animation chapter... Read More →

Thursday September 14, 2017 9:00am - 9:20am PDT
Gold 2
  Diversity Summit
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