Tech = Innovation. Diversity = Innovation. So Why Doesn't Tech = Diversity?
February 16, 2015
Hosted by DeEtta Jones and Richard Dent
Diversity in the tech field is all the rage these days; particularly its huge gap in diverse employee and leader representation compared with U.S. demographics, available workforce and their fastest growing consumer groups. Everyone knows that diversity enables innovation, and that tech firms thrive based on their ability to innovate. Yet, despite heavy investment in diversity programs the representation of black, Hispanic and Asian American CEOs of Fortune 500 companies is still just a dismal four percent. What are tech giants, like Intel, going to do differently to have meaningful impact on their diversity goals? What will be the role of venture capitalists? What new skills do tech industry leaders need to acquire to be effective to run more culturally diverse organizations? This episode of DJ and Da Bear will explore these questions and more. Join us!
DJ and Da Bear: Keeping You at the Top of Your Game
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DJ and Da Bear: Keeping You at the Top of Your Game is hosted by leadership and personal effectiveness thought leader, DeEtta Jones, and her iconic athlete partner, Richard Dent. DeEtta is outgoing, passionate, spunky, diplomatic and funny—a true “next generation leader.” She believes that you get more flies with honey but responds with ferocity to injustice. Richard is stoic, unrelenting and has a killer instinct. His claim to fame has been kicking ass and taking names. Together they raise children, own two successful businesses, lead philanthropic efforts through their foundation and live fascinating, fast-paced, celebrity lifestyles.
Displayed through the lenses of their multi-faceted relationship, DeEtta and Richard showcase a wide array of subjects about which they have expertise and draw upon an extensive network for intellectual, business and athletic giants to keep you anxious for more.
DeEtta Jones and Richard Dent
DeEtta Jones is an invited speaker, consultant and author with more than twenty years of experience working with people from around the world to enhance their leadership ability and confidence. She has worked with individuals and a wide array of organizations bringing research-based concepts and practical wisdom. DeEtta committed early in life to educating people on critical personal and social issues, equipping them with practical tools for making substantive change, and then modeling the way.
DeEtta’s writings on leadership and management best practices are regularly featured in variety of publications. Her first book, “F: The Housewives: Stop Watching. Start Living” is a tongue-in-cheek play on the current wave of reality shows that narrowly depict the lives and values of today’s generation of women. It provides practical guidance about developing a durable personal brand and pursuing one’s dreams in a world filled with shallow images of success attained without real effort or talent. She brings her own unique vantage point as the better half of Chicago Bears and NFL legend and Hall of Famer, Richard Dent. Her second book, “Hot Yoga, Coconut Water and Eustress: 10 Strategies for Bringing Intention to Your Leadership Practice,” is a “how to” guide for people seeking to elevate their effectiveness by taking a more holistic approach.
Richard Dent was an All-Pro defensive end for the Chicago Bears and a member of the 1985 NFL Champions, which can claim to be the best team in NFL history. He was selected the MVP of Super Bowl XX and continues to be the Bears all-time sacks leader. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.
Richard’s commitment to giving back led him to form the Make a Dent Foundation, dedicated to the education and empowerment of disenfranchised people. In addition to his philanthropic efforts, Richard, after a long and successful NFL career, transitioned into the energy and communication and business. His ability to be “at the top of the game” in now two totally distinct careers spanning more than 30 years perfectly reflects the next generation of leaders.