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Insights Series: Diversity and Inclusion in Tech - Where the Industry Needs to Go from Here

October 28, 2021 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM (MDT)


Minorities represent more than 40% of the U.S. population, but only 30% of the technology workforce. How can companies promote greater diversity and support an inclusive company culture? And how do these efforts improve hiring? Join us for an honest conversation on how you can implement a D&I strategy that results in real and meaningful change, and how this can improve talent recruitment and retention efforts.

This event will take place in-person, at General Assembly located in the INDUSTRY RiNo Station. Following the panel discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to take a tour of the space and learn more about General Assembly. General Assembly requires all event attendees to wear face masks and social distance when attending an event in their space - CTA will be following these guidelines for this event. 

Keynote Speaker:

Sucheta Misra, Associate VP, Inclusion & Diversity and Social Impact Leader, North Highland

Sucheta Misra is Associate Vice President, Inclusion & Diversity and Social Impact Leader, at North Highland, the leading change and transformation consultancy. Sucheta drives North Highland's commitment to an inclusive environment for employees and the communities it serves through impactful diversity, equity, and inclusion programs and social impact initiatives, partnering closely with various business divisions, employee resource groups and community partners. She also helps drive diversity-based workforce strategies for clients and partners.  

Most recently, Sucheta was Associate Director - Public Interest for the University of Illinois Chicago where she increased engagement in social impact and resolved complex DEI barriers through training programs, talent acquisition support, and mentorship communities. Previously, Sucheta was Senior Managing Counsel for United Airlines where her work included partnering with DEI and community affairs leaders on significant initiatives, such as creating the company’s first Human Rights Policy Statement, and focusing on how DEI and community affairs influence corporate governance.

A Fulbright Scholar in Singapore, Sucheta was part of a core team that launched that country’s first social impact campaign aimed at obtaining labor rights for female domestic workers. She holds a JD from the University of Michigan Law School, and a BA in Psychology and International Studies from Northwestern University.


Oswaldo Grenardo, SVP & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Centura Health

Oswaldo (Ozzie) A. Grenardo MD, MBA, MSHA is a Colorado native. After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in human biology, he moved back to Denver to work in health care administration, earning a combined MS in Health Administration and MBA from the University of Colorado. He earned his medical degree from the CU School of Medicine and completed his residency training in family medicine at Rose Medical Center.

Dr. Grenardo has been employed as a Centura physician since 2010 and is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. He is also on the clinical staff at Parker Adventist Hospital. Dr. Grenardo’s work in the community includes being on the Boards of the Caring for Colorado Foundation, the Center for African American Health and the American Heart Association Colorado Chapter.


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General Assembly (Located in INDUSTRY RiNo Station)

3858 Walnut St., Denver, 80205

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