Diversity In Entrepreneurship: What We Can Do To Create A Level Playing Field: From age to ethnicity to gender, entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly diverse, however there still remains additional barriers and challenges for diverse founders. In this session you hear a multi-dimensional perspective on the topic from diverse stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem to learn best to create a level playing field for women and minority owned companies. The panel discussion will be followed by Q&A
Luis A. Perales
STEMConnect is a multi-sector event intended to provoke and stimulate reactions that allow us to rethink who or what “fits” into STEM. We will use several components of systems thinking including appreciation for new insights, flexible thinking, and multiple perspectives to reimagine a stronger, more integrated, inclusive and sustainable STEM ecosystem. STEMConnect will challenge your assumptions of STEM. Join us as we examine what we think about the STEM ecosystem through the Provocateur Panel where we will hear personal stories and innovative perspectives from community members. Together, we can disrupt the current state of STEM to create an inclusive culture that validates diverse experiences and careers in STEM.
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Luis A. Perales is the official Spokesman for the K20 Changemaker Campus, CEO for the Institute for Transformative Education, and lead consultant for ZenCons Transformational Consulting. For the past twenty years he has directed his energies to the support, development, and transformation of people, places and institutions. His expertise has led him to train individuals, groups, and organizations wanting to develop their innovative mindset, increase their reach, and maximize their impact. Luis lives with his wife, 15-year-old son, and two 11-year-old twin sons in Tucson.