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RocGrowth Candids 2020-03-04 * How Diversity Enhances Innovation and Entrepreneurship

TEDxRochesterSalon in partnership with RocGrowth, focusing on how diversity enhances innovation and entrepreneurship.

We live in a dynamic city, and Rochester is looked at nationally as an innovation hub. Innovation work requires a vibrant and open community in which people feel welcome, have their ideas heard and opinions valued.

This TEDxRochesterSalon will explore how diversity and inclusion impact innovation and entrepreneurship here in Rochester.

Ana Liss, Director of Economic Development & Planning for Monroe County, will be conducting a candid interview.

Kevin S. Beckford, Sr. HR Director for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, University of Rochester kbeckfor@ur.rochester.edu

Dr. Deanna Kimbrel, Inclusion and Diversity Manager, Paychex dkimbrel@paychex.com

Victoria Van Voorhis, CEO, Second Avenue Learning tory@secondavenuelearning.com