GIOF Annual Meeting • May 19–26, 2022
The Largest Annual Meeting of
 the Global DEI Community
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Laura AgharkarLaura Agharkar

Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Culture at Nasdaq


Laura Agharkar leads Nasdaq’s Global Diversity, Equity and Culture team, responsible for a strategy that encompasses 39 countries spread throughout the globe. By appreciating each employees’ individual strengths combined with driving a culture of belonging for all employees, Laura helps to power Nasdaq’s talent engine

Prior to leading the DEC team, Laura managed Nasdaq’s Talent and Culture team, and similar roles at Global Pharmaceutical, Ferring, and Samsung Electronics America. In her free time, Laura is an avid golfer and busy mom to 3-year-old Charlie and 5-year-old Fiona.

Takes part in

May, 19 2:00 PM CET
Stage 2
Panel Discussion

Humanity or technology - what’s the key to a more Inclusive hiring, promotion, and retention?

Perfecting protocols lead to real results. Numerous organizations have resorted to new technologies that make the applicant screening process more efficient. However, what is the protocol that the algorithm follows? How adequate are the presumptions on which our screening technology operates? As in life, so in algorithms, organizations risk overlooking non-inclusive biases spilling over into the automated processes. Moreover, as final decisions are still made by individuals, organizations must be aware that every decision made solely is inevitably affected by individual biases. Find out what problems are faced by teams around the world by unarticulated protocols, be they technological or human.
Busi Sizani Head of Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Deliveroo
Laura Agharkar Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Culture at Nasdaq
Heide Gardner Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Interpublic Group
Dana Mazia Weinbaum Leading the vertical business strategy at Verbit
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