The Business Case for Diversity, Tolerance, and Respect

The Business Case for Diversity, Tolerance, and Respect

Research shows that diverse teams make better decisions and build better businesses, yet many companies are still behind the curve in making diversity and inclusion (D&I) a business priority.

In this webinar, Emtrain Founder & CEO Janine Yancey joins Techstars Co-founder and CEO David Cohen to discuss why diversity is a key competitive advantage for organizations and how they must look inward to produce the necessary change.

Watch this webinar recording and learn:

  • Why a diverse team has a better chance at success than a non-diverse team
  • The importance of (and how to gain) C-suite support of D&I initiatives
  • How trainings on topics like unconscious bias are the keys to a successful D&I strategy
  • The role that public sector and private sector companies have in influencing a culture shift
  • Where to find additional books and resources you can use to further explore these topics

About David Cohen

David Cohen is the founder and CEO of Techstars. Previously, David was a founder of several software and web technology companies. He was the founder and CTO of Pinpoint Technologies which was acquired by ZOLL Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: ZOLL) in 1999. You can read about it in No Vision, All Drive [Amazon]. David was also the founder and CEO of, a music service which was sold to in 2006. He also had what he likes to think of as a “graceful failure” in between.

David is an active startup advocate, advisor, author, board member, and technology advisor who comments on these topics on his blog at He is also very active at the University of Colorado, serving as a member of the Board of Advisors of the Computer Science Department, the Entrepreneurial Advisory Board at Silicon Flatirons, and the Board of Advisors of the Deming Center Venture Fund. David is also a member of the selection committee for Venture Capital in the Rockies, and runs the Colorado chapter of the Open Angel Forum. He also co-authored “Do More Faster: Techstars Lessons To Accelerate Your Startup” with Brad Feld.

About Janine Yancey

Emtrain founder and CEO Janine Yancey is a passionate advocate for healthy workplace cultures. Prior to founding Emtrain, Janine was a partner at Employment Law Partners where she specialized in solving labor and employment problems for high tech firms including Google, Intuit and a variety of start-ups. Janine also served as Board Member of the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) and authored The HR Handbook, designed to help young tech companies navigate workplace laws. Janine has been certified by both Federal and California courts as an expert in harassment training and investigations—she’s provided expert testimony on both topics. Janine also successfully defended the City of Roseville in a 5-week harassment jury trial and used the City’s harassment training efforts to help persuade the jury to return a verdict for the City.

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