Gender Partnerships for Inclusive Workplaces Program


The need for gender diversity in technical fields has never been more pronounced.  This year’s Gartner Applications Strategies & Solutions Summit is pleased to present the Gender Partnerships for Inclusive Workplaces Program.  This exciting new program features a series of activities that explores how diversity improves the success of the business and how people with diverse backgrounds can be proactive in their career management. Participants will be able to connect with fellow delegates around diversity, challenges and shared experiences.


View the sessions aligned to the program:

Tuesday, November 27

Gender Partnership Workshop: The Myth of the Glass Ceiling — How to Recruit and Retain for Inclusion and Diversity, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.


In the war for talent, application leaders are losing. Despite their best efforts to attract a range of diverse talent, many application leaders are failing to meet even their basic staffing goals. Why? In this workshop you will learn how to critically examine job descriptions to eliminate gender bias and create the right incentives to fuel retention and encourage a different kind of inclusive leader.


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Wednesday, November 28

Breakfast Session: Gender Partnerships for Inclusive Workplaces, 7:15 – 8:15 a.m.


Join Gartner expert Debra Logan for an informal discussion on creating a more inclusive workplace within our enterprise.


How Technologies Can Support Inclusion in the Workplace, 9:45 – 10:30 a.m.


Inclusion becomes a critical success factor for business performance, even in organizations with diverse workforces. A number of technologies can significantly enhance the effectiveness of interventions to diagnose the current state of inclusion, to develop leaders who foster inclusion, and to embed inclusion into daily business execution. This presentation will provide the key technologies to consider and effective ways to synthesize them.


Who Will Be Our Next Generation of Managers? 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


Much energy has been spent by organizations to attract and meet the expectations of the next generation of employees. However far less attention has been devoted to preparing the people who will manage them. The role of the manager is becoming more demanding and complex. This session will explore the new management expectations and ways to meet the demands.


Gender Partnership Meetup: Developing Diversity in the Workplace (Peer Open Discussion)  2:45 p.m.


Share bright spots and challenges in identifying and developing a more diverse IT leadership team. How many of the people you identify as future IT leaders are women? If the numbers are not equal, why? How can your organization start identifying and developing a diverse talent pool earlier? What more can you do to support diversity on your team or in your workplace? Meetups are networking sessions that allow you to connect with a small group of peers, without Gartner facilitation, in the spirit of solving business problems together. Please make every effort to attend your Meetup as your peers will be looking forward to meeting with you.


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Thursday, November 29

How Application Leaders Can Cultivate Digital Leadership Mindsets and Behaviors in Their Teams, 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.


To design, drive and disrupt with digital business requires different leadership traits than those forged in the past. The thinking necessary won’t happen by chance. To equip teams for future success, application leaders can leverage five practical steps designed to hone digital acuity leadership.


Insource, Outsource, Crowdsource for Better Innovation, 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.


Future products no longer fit neatly into a single category or have a single method of innovation. CIOs and IT leaders must understand how to blur the lines among team members and extend to suppliers and customers for a truly innovative approach to product life cycle management. This session will show CIOs how to blur the lines of innovation to expand past traditional boundaries and gain insight from other industries.


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