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The Future of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in Tech, and Recruiting

Craig Zelizer

May 11, 2023

PCDN is excited to announce our upcoming Social Change Career Podcast Livestream, The Future of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in Tech, and Recruiting featuring leading social entrepreneur and diversity advocate, Arthur Woods. Arthur has dedicated his career to advancing equity and inclusion through technology and entrepreneurship, and his insights are not to be missed.

During this insightful episode, Arthur will share his experience founding and leading several impactful startups and his perspective on creating change in the tech industry. He'll discuss the importance of equity and inclusion in creating a more just world and how these values can be incorporated into entrepreneurship and tech.

Drawing from his extensive background in technology, social entrepreneurship, and diversity advocacy, Arthur will offer valuable advice for students and professionals seeking to make an impact in their careers. He'll share insights on the challenges and opportunities of building a career in this field whether one wants to build a startup addressing key social challenges, land a position and the opportunities and obstacles in advancing a sustainable career. He will also share his unique insights as a leading expert in recruitment and talent management 

Arthur will cover the following key topics:

  • Insights for building inclusive teams and creating a culture of equity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Essential skills and attributes for success in social entrepreneurship and tech careers, and key pathways to upskilling
  • Overcoming challenges and navigating career pivots at the intersection of tech and social impact

How do I attend: The Social Change Career Podcast livestream can be watched on LinkedIn & YouTube. The recording will also be uploaded to our YouTube Channel and converted to an episode of the Social Change Career Podcast.

When: The session will be streamed on May 22 at 9 am to 10 am EST.

Why is PCDN doing this? We are committed to helping social impact professionals and students around the world find their path to impact careers. Our goal is to help as many people as possible put impact and changemaking at the heart of their work across diverse sectors.

For those who want much greater support, access to the world’s best experts, more interactive sessions, networking events & workshops over 350 opportunities per month (fellowships, jobs, funding, socent + startup, training, and more) + tons of members-only benefits, please visit the PCDN Career Campus.

Format: The podcast features interviews led by the PCDN leadership team with our guests, and there ample time for questions from the audience. We look forward to seeing you there!


Arthur Woods is a social entrepreneur and LGBTQ+ and neurodiversity advocate, working at the intersection of equity, inclusion and technology. He was named to Forbes 30 Under 30https://www.forbes.com/profile/arthur-woods/ and 40 Under 40 by BEQ.

He is the author of the national best-selling book, Hiring for Diversity; he is a global keynote speaker, having delivered 3 TEDx talks; and has contributed to Harvard Business Review, FastCompany and Forbes. He is Partner at Plenty Search, an executive search firm for venture-backed startups with a strong track record on diversity.

He previously co-Founded Mathison, a venture-backed technology platform equipping employers with everything they need to manage their diversity hiring, analytics and training. He is the creator of the first Equal Hiring Index to assess and benchmark inclusive hiring practices. Arthur came from Google where he led operations for YouTube’s Education division and oversaw YouTube for Schools. Arthur previously co-founded Imperative, leading social learning platform; Out in Tech, the largest global LGBTQ technology community; and Social Impact 360, a collegiate social enterprise education program. Arthur studied at Georgetown University, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and HBS online.

He is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, was a GCT Entrepreneur in Residence, a New York Venture Fellow, SAP.io Foundries Fellow and sits on the Advisory Boards of LIFT and Second Day.

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