Include 2021

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“There really are not words to express my gratitude to you and your team. Yesterday was historic, for Microsoft and for the Industry”. - Lindsay Rae McIntyre – Chief Diversity Officer, Microsoft

On March 17, 2021 Microsoft hosted Include, a free global digital event focused on diversity & inclusion. Include was an opportunity to accelerate the D&I journey of the company and to engage their own ecosystem.

Microsoft brought together some of the top minds in academia, law, social justice, and human behavior. Attendees gained insights about driving systemic and individual change, and we shared stories from our global communities.

Nosworthy Group was honored to support the experience design and scripted elements of the event, along with anchoring the live broadcast experience from Sydney, Australia.

Powerful industry experts were hosted in conversation, and blended presentations during the 16 hour live broadcast, to explore human, business, and geopolitical perspectives in diversity and inclusion. Contributors included:

  • Kimberlé Crenshaw, co-founder and executive director of the African American Policy Forum
  • Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU School of Law, and director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Chase Strangio, deputy director for Trans Justice with the ACLU’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and HIV Project
  • Eduardo Briceño, global keynote speaker and workshop facilitator on growth mindset and learning organizations, Pahara-Aspen Fellow, co-founder and CEO of Mindset Works
  • Binna Kandola, business psychologist, senior partner and co-founder of Pearn Kandola
  • Stephanie J. Creary, identity and diversity scholar and researcher, assistant professor of management, Wharton People Analytics faculty member.
  • Dolly Chugh, NYU Stern School of Business Professor and award winning psychologist.
  • Alphonso David, American attorney and President of the Human Rights Campaign.
  • Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Centennial Professor at Vanderbilt University, New York Times contributing opinion writer
  • Rev. Mark Fowler, CEO of Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
  • Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
  • Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation
  • Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft
  • Dr. Ken Dychtwald, Psychologist, Gerontologist, and Founder and CEO of Age Wave
  • Dr. Tanya Hernandez, Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law, Fordham University School of La
  • Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Global Disability Advisor for the World Bank Group
  • Dr. Adrienne Keene, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University
  • Dr. Balmurli Natrajan, Professor of Anthropology, William Paterson University

Visit Microsoft for more information about Include 2021.