Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Across CES 2023

Overview A central theme of CES 2023, diversity and inclusion programming, networking and events are taking the spotlight in Las Vegas this January. Take a look at the highlights and be a part of the conversation.

For innovation to reach its full potential, diverse voices and perspectives must be heard and amplified for businesses in the tech industry to flourish. That’s why CES 2023 is celebrating D&I champions, funders, thought leaders and pioneers. Women, people of color and people with disabilities and age-related challenges are making a difference despite a traditional lack of representation and funding in the technology field.
From conference programming to networking opportunities, policy discussions and more, CES is highlighting diversity on a grand scale. Here’s an overview of what’s in store to showcase how businesses, and the industry as a whole, are strengthened when more people from underrepresented backgrounds get a seat at the table.

On the Keynote Stages

This January, CES is amplifying expert women and diverse voices in innovation among keynotes and across the conference stages. For example, keynotes and notable speakers include:
  • Dr. Lisa Su, AMD Keynote
  • Travis Montaque, Co-Founder and CEO of Group Black
  • Dr. Anne Docimo, Chief Medical Officer of United Healthcare and Health Keynote Panelist
  • Dr. Susan Turney, CEO, Marshfield Clinic Health System and Health Keynote Panelist
  • Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief of UNCTAD New York Office of the Secretary General
We’re also launching the Bold Solutions for a Changing World keynote conversation in the LVCC West Hall on Friday, January 6, at 10:00 a.m. Be inspired by women who have navigated cultural, financial and organizational headwinds to prevail in their professional pursuits. Moderator Elizabeth Gore, president and co-founder of Hello Alice, will be joined by Jenny Abramson, founder and managing partner of Rethink Impact, and by Lindsay Jurist-Rosner, CEO and co-founder of Wellthy.
Eureka Park is celebrating diversity and inclusion, as well. CTA Foundation’s Accessibility Contest and the Innovation for All Startup Experience at Eureka Park return to CES 2023. U.S. and Canadian based startups competed to receive a complimentary booth at CES’s Eureka Park, the show's flagship marketplace for startups. The booth space was accompanied by a travel stipend.

Programming for Change

With a wealth of conferences and panels targeting diversity, equity and inclusion, CES is convening experts well-seasoned in bucking the status quo. Representative programming includes:
Reframing the Narrative: The Evolution of the Chief Diversity Officer. Hear from chief diversity officers and chief human resources officers as they discuss their role in shaping company-wide diversity and inclusion strategies to advance workforce equity. They’ll discuss how the role has shifted from pre-to-post pandemic with a greater emphasis on action.
Women's Health Tech Enters a New Era. Women’s health tech is facing new challenges and opportunities. Hear from experts about what comes next, challenges that lie ahead and factors driving the surge in women’s health tech.
Equality Lounge @ CES Presented by the Female Quotient. The Female Quotient’s Equality Lounge sways the business agenda and sparks real change in the workplace. It unites a network of Fortune 500 leaders to collaborate in the interest of equality. At CES, the focus is technology that helps solve the world’s most pressing issues: Access to education, healthcare, climate change and more.

Investing in the Future of Innovation

CES 2023 will amplify CTA’s continued $10 million commitment to investing in venture firms and funds that support women- and diverse-led stakeholder funds backing women and startups. CTA has invested in eight venture funds that model passion and commitment to ensuring that the next great idea is empowered to change the world. 
CES conference programming includes speakers from Rethink Impact and Base Ventures. Both of these are CTA-backed funds.   

D&I Networking and Events

A full plate of D&I activities at CES reflects the tech industry’s growing awareness of valuable new voices. A partial list of D&I events includes the following.
  • Women in Tech Q&A with HP’s Stephanie Dismore, Thursday, January 5, 11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
  • Women in Consumer Technology will host the organization’s annual awards reception Thursday, January 5
  • Women and Drones will host the 6th Annual Global Awards January 5 – 7 to celebrate women in emerging aviation technologies
  • Tech'ed Up: Crypto Aftershocks – What’s Next? Live podcast taping with Niki Christoff, Friday, January 6, 3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
  • Innovation for All LGBTQ Meetup, Sponsored by Quickplay, Friday, January 6, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • The Women of Inforum @CES networking reception, hosted by Magna and Celanese, takes place Friday, January 6, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Magna booth 4425
  • Women In Tech Brunch in partnership with The Female Quotient and Black Girl Ventures, Saturday, January 7, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (invitation only)
  • How to Build a Billion Dollar Network with Omi Bell of Black Girl Ventures and Meetup, Saturday, January 7, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
With so much to see and learn at CES 2023, audiences will experience how tech is changing, and how tech is driving change. Join us, and be in it. For more information about diversity and inclusion at CES 2023, check out our latest news and visit us online.


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