Wednesday, October 30, 2024

9:30-10:30 a.m

K. Intersectionality in Action: Building Inclusive Leadership

Senior living organizations have made strides in their efforts to increase diversity from the bottom up. Now, it’s time to help women and minorities advance beyond middle management and into leadership roles. During this session, Chia-Lin Simmons, CEO of the technology company LogicMark, will stress the importance of intersectionality: the interconnected nature of social categorizations like race, class, and gender. Simmons will use her experience as a woman of color in the tech industry to describe how overlapping and independent systems of discrimination or disadvantage can create blind spots that prevent certain groups from developing their skills and progressing into leadership roles. She’ll also identify critical next steps to promote a more equitable and inclusive workplace.

  • Chia-Lin Simmons, CEO, LogicMark