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Press Release 05-11-2016

EEOC to Hold May 18 Commission Meeting On Diversity in the Tech Industry

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will hold a public meeting entitled "Innovation Opportunity: Examining Strategies to Promote Diverse and Inclusive Workplaces in the Tech Industry" on Wednesday, May 18, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) at EEOC headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E., Washington, D.C.

At the meeting, EEOC Commissioners will hear from a broad panel of experts who monitor trends in the tech industry and discuss innovative practices that promote equal employment opportunity in this fast-growing sector. EEOC staff will also present findings from their upcoming report analyzing demographics and trends in the tech industry using EEO-1 data and other research.

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Ronald Edwards, Director, Program Research and Surveys Division, EEOC
  • Benjamin Jealous, Partner, Kapor Capital
  • Kweilin Ellingrud, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Erin M. Connell, Partner, Orrick
  • Laurie McCann, Senior Attorney, AARP Foundation
  • Camilla Velasquez, Head of Product and Marketing, JustWorks

Seating is limited, and EEOC encourages visitors to arrive 30 minutes before the meeting to be processed through security and escorted to the meeting room. Visitors should bring a government-issued photo identification card to facilitate entry into the building. The Commission agenda is subject to revision. Additional information about the meeting, when available, will be posted at

EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Further information about the EEOC is available on its website at