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September Education Event
September 12 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm MDT
September Education Event
Join us on Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center!
3:00 – 3:30 PM -Registration
3:30 – 5:00 PM – Educational Program
5:00 – 6:30 PM- Networking Reception
How Big Tech Fosters Diversity and Inclusion
Creating diverse and inclusive workplaces isn’t just a “nice” thing to do. Diversity and inclusion positively impact the bottom line, too. When it comes to fostering an environment where all employees feel encouraged to innovate, some companies consistently get it right. Kati Quigley will use her years of experience at technology giants like Microsoft to talk about the best practices that technology companies are using to design products, services, and events that foster inclusion.
- Explore the impact of diversity and inclusion in the workplace
- Develop strategies for creating an inclusive community at work
- Identify tools for nurturing a diverse workforce and supporting professional growth
- Recognize that there are barriers to diversity and inclusion and that they can be addressed
Senior Director, Marketing
Business Applications and Global Industry, Microsoft
Kati leads the global product marketing communications team for the Business Applications solution area at Microsoft. Her team is responsible for driving awareness and increasing marketing momentum for Dynamics 365 and the Power platform through discoverability with engaging content and experiences. Her team focuses on showcasing best practices, executive communications, numerous digital marketing channels and 1st and 3rd party events.
Previously Kati led the partner marketing team for Microsoft’s One Commercial Partner (OCP) for six years including broad marketing and several active community channels. She also, for 10 years, was the director of event marketing for the Microsoft Corporate Events team. Kati’s team had responsibility for a large majority of the company’s strategic events. The focus was on large branded and internal events, product launches and tradeshows. She also was responsible for driving the global thought leadership for both in person as well as digital events.
Prior to Microsoft, Kati spent over a decade in the Washington DC area as a director of meetings, marketing and professional development for various trade associations. She has had the responsibility for logistics and content for conferences held around the world ranging from 10-15,000 people.
Kati is active in speaking at professional conferences on topics ranging from marketing to leadership to women in technology. She is a graduate of the University of Washington, has two teenage sons that play baseball, football and golf. She is a lifelong sports enthusiast, trail runner and loves leading an active lifestyle in the Pacific Northwest.
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