The buzz: “The era of diversity as a “check the box” initiative owned by HR is over. CEOs must take ownership and drive accountability among leaders at all levels to close the gap between what is said and actual impact” (Deloitte). Diversity is an X-factor that overcomes the trappings of bias, but there needs to be a second ingredient that overcomes the tenacity of bias. Enter data. Diversity plus data empowers women beyond reactive leadership to be strong transformational leaders, anticipate and plan for change, and open new competitive doors for business. The experts speak. Shannon Platz, SAP: “It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so” (Mark Twain). Rita Sallam, Gartner: “Having courage does not mean we are unafraid" (Maya Angelou). Cindi Howson, Gartner: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” (Maya Angelou). Join us for The X Factor: STEM, Diversity, Bias and The Competitive Business.