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Fundamentals for Startups Friday: Demonstrating Inclusiveness & Diversity Through Branding

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Diversity, equity, and inclusion yields more innovation, better business results, and produces a work environment that can be fun and fulfilling. It can also be an effective way to attract and retain talent. In this talk, Christy Johnson, CEO, Artemis Connection, will explain how focusing on diversity, inclusion, and corresponding branding, can help you build a great company where people want to work and grow. Learn more about specific actions you can take during this interactive session.


* Benefits of diversity within companies
* Implementing diversity and inclusiveness
* Attracting candidates through effective branding

Christy is an entrepreneur and educator. She is currently building her fourth startup, Artemis Connection, and facilitating courses at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She also is adjunct faculty at the University of Washington where she teaches entrepreneurship. Ultimately, she believes people are an organization’s most important asset, and, by having a diverse workforce, organizations will have the most innovative solutions and best strategies. She has seven years of experience working in corporate strategy, including three and a half years at McKinsey & Co. Before this, Christy was an award-winning economics and mathematics teacher. In 2005, Junior Achievement recognized Christy as its National Teacher of the Year. Christy Johnson on LinkedIn.

Fundamentals for Startups is a weekly one-hour lecture series featuring notable experts who share startup-related information, experience, and insights with our entrepreneurial community. From raising capital to scaling to exit strategies, these seasoned guest speakers deliver valuable content designed to help startups and entrepreneurs thrive. Lectures are typically 30-40 mins, followed by open Q&A.

Each lecture is filmed, live streamed and archived on CoMotion’s Startup Training Videos page.

Light refreshments will be served. These lectures are open to the public and you do not have to be currently affiliated with the UW or a startup to join. We hope to see you there!


October 18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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