Solving the world’s greatest challenges — climate change, economic disparity, healthcare access — necessitates diversity. In recent years, a lack of diversity and inclusion has stifled technology’s ability to disrupt and effectively impact these challenges. Companies build for what they understand — the problems they see and feel. Technology’s lack of diverse backgrounds has crippled the industry — pushing it to become out of touch in a way it once claimed to renounce. Inclusive and diverse workforces is a business imperative if technology firms hope to reclaim their status as disrupters who are looking to creatively solve the world’s biggest challenges.

Thanks to her unique background, Erin can speak about how companies can facilitate this type of diversity and inclusion, creating environments that foster and embrace differences and push those who have been ostracized from the industry to rise to the top.