What the Arts Can Learn from Corporate Diversity Practices

Saturday, June 17, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
When it comes to diversity in hiring, internal policies, and leadership styles and structures, the arts sometimes have a lot to learn from the corporate space. In this session, hear from corporate diversity officers about their best practices in hiring and inclusion, broadening the leadership pipeline, engaging employees around inclusion in the workplace, ongoing diversity training, facing challenges, and what they think the arts can learn from corporate diversity practices.

This session addresses issues of capacity, equity/diversity/inclusion, and private sector engagement.

This session is part of the Engaging Equity sessions.


Floyd Green
Vice President, Community Relations and Urban Marketing
Aetna, Inc.
Hartford, Connecticut
Ruha Devanesan
Manager, Global Diversity & Inclusion
Symantec Corp.
Mountain View, California

Ruha Devanesan specializes in creating access for the disenfranchised, through law, technology and diversity initiatives. As Symantec's Manager of Global Diversity & Inclusion, she designs and executes strategies, policies and programs that help Symantec attract, retain and develop the best diverse talent in Cyber Security. Prior to joining Symantec, Ruha was Executive Director of the Internet Bar Organization, a nonprofit organization working to improve access to justice through technology through applied research in the fields of Online Dispute Resolution, mobile technology for dispute resolution, ICT4D, ICT4Peace and digital-economic inclusion for individuals in emerging economies. Ruha has a J.D. and Masters in International Relations from Boston University and is a former Fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.