On Wednesday, September 28th, the Western Pennsylvania Diversity Initiative will host an event called “Social Media & Diversity.” In step with last week’s Podcamp at Point Park University, here is another event on social media that is sure to get you thinking about the implications, effects, and larger context of social media outreach, organizing, and research.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Rosta Farzan
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Continental breakfast served beginning at 7:45 a.m.
Location: WPDI, City County Building,
414 Grant Street, Room 920
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Please bring your business cards to this event to network and for a couple of surprises. For Registration or Info Please Contact: Neal Holmes, President & CEO of WPDI firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-402-6712.
Here is a description of the event from WPDI’s website:
Social media technologies have arrived. And they have broad implications for diversity in the workplace. Through marketing, project management, or even daily conversations, companies and employees are interacting across geographic boundaries, departmental functions, industries, and schools of thought. There is little doubt as to the benefits that social media affords, in terms of lower costs, instant feedback, convenience, expanded networks and innovation. But with respect to diversity, what is social media’s impact on potential employees in light of diversity for human resources at corporations as well as small and medium size businesses alike?
The guest speaker for this event is Dr. Rosta Farzan, a postdoctoral researcher at Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her PhD in Intelligent Systems from the University of Pittsburgh.
Western Pennsylvania Diversity Initiative
The Western Pennsylvania Diversity Initiative (WPDI) is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to facilitating diversity by providing educational, networking, and other resources for employers and employees. It was founded in 2005 as an outgrowth of the Community Outreach Taskforce of the Bar Association. The mission of WPDI is to promote regional economic growth by providing resources to employers in the Pittsburgh region to attract, hire, and retain employees from a variety of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
The vision of WPDI is to:
- Create a vibrant community of organizations and individuals who value diversity.
- Provide a forum to develop and disseminate resources that communicate the importance of diversity to our region and its employees.
- Measure and publicize Western Pennsylvania’s successes in attracting, developing, and retaining employees of diverse backgrounds.
For more information, visit Western Pennsylvania Diversity Initiative.