– VP Technology Talent, Strategic Partnerships & National Expansion
With more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry, Yvette Steele has been responsible for driving results in various roles to include sales, marketing, workforce development and DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion). She draws on her wealth of knowledge and expertise to help organizations realize the promise of a diverse workforce by implementing strategies that eradicate the barriers that many face in launching and thriving in tech careers, maximizing their potential, and integrating inclusion into day-to-day interactions. She serves on the DEI Advisory Committee for YMCA-USA and formerly on the Tech Advisory Board Steering Committee for the National Urban League and the DEI Task Force for Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.
Yvette’s passion for changing lives through tech careers while improving business outcomes is a driving force. You’ll find Yvette sharing her leadership and vision on many diversity and workforce focused podcasts, blogs, news articles and panel discussions to include the Wall Street Journal, the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the ChannelPro Network.
- Author – Impactful Inclusion Toolkit: 52 Activities to Help You Learn and Practice Inclusion Every Day in the Workplace.
- Inclusive Leadership – Established DEI standards and roadmap for apprenticeship sponsors in support of talent acquisition and retention of apprentices from historically marginalized groups and developed effective interventions for culture transformation
- Workforce Development Strategist – Created and nurtured partnerships with industry leaders in the
identification of technology training needs and developed customized solutions. Worked closely with partner companies on talent management, inclusive practices, and workforce development initiatives to include up-skilling, re-skilling, internships, apprenticeships, and return-ships.