Carissa Romero to talk diversity and inclusion inside Silicon Valley at Disrupt NY

We’re excited to announce that Carissa Romero, a partner at diversity consulting startup Paradigm, will be speaking on the TC Disrupt New York stage in May. She’s going to share what it’s been like working with top tech companies like Airbnb, Slack, Pinterest and Dropbox around improving diversity and inclusion in their respective workplaces.

Before joining Paradigm, Romero co-founded and served as director of programs at the Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS), an applied research center at Stanford University that aims to increase students’ motivation and overall achievement. Romero is an expert in “learning mindsets,” which refers to the way people approach and think about learning. She’s in the camp of fully engaging with her work and persisting through any challenges that come up.

Back in January, Paradigm started testing an intervention process at Pinterest, aimed at addressing “belonging uncertainty,” which can potentially inhibit the performance of those who experience it.

Romero joins Fred Wilson and Dawoon Kang in our growing speaker lineup. We’re really excited about how this show is coming together. It’s going to be great.

Tickets are still available. TechCrunch Disrupt NY will be held May 9th – 11th, and you can buy tickets here.

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