Don’t Miss These Diversity and Inclusion Sessions at Oracle CloudWorld 2023

September 14, 2023 | 4 minute read
Text Size 100%:

With Oracle CloudWorld 2023 around the corner, this year’s event has been designed with Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) as a cornerstone, so all attendees are seen, welcomed, and celebrated. 

Backed by our belief that diverse ideas and backgrounds make our teams stronger, we are offering a variety of D&I-focused sessions to create spaces where everyone can feel empowered to be their authentic selves. Learn about best practices for encouraging diverse mindsets from D&I experts at leading companies, and hear about global D&I initiatives that are breaking down barriers and building a culture of inclusion.

To ensure everyone can experience Oracle CloudWorld, we’re offering a variety of accommodations including ASL interpreters, accessible viewing areas, mobility services, sensory break rooms, and much more.

Make sure you don’t miss out on these must-attend D&I sessions. 

I Don’t Deserve to Be Here: Imposter Syndrome and You [THR3915]

Tuesday, September 19, 11:30AM-11:50AM PDT

You’ve worked hard to achieve career success. Yet have you ever thought to yourself, “I don’t deserve to be here?" If so, you may have experienced what’s known as imposter syndrome—a set of harmful thought patterns that causes us to doubt our skills and abilities and makes us feel like we don’t deserve the positions we've earned. You may feel like you are incompetent and will eventually be “found out.” Most of us have experienced imposter syndrome at some point in our lives and, the more successful we are, the more likely it is we’ll experience it. Learn from Camille Franklin, Program Leader, Global Executive Diversity at Oracle, on how to recognize imposter syndrome as we explore how it appears in our lives, along with the impact of culture and bias.

Advancing the Future of Women in Business [THR3911]

Tuesday, September 19, 1:50PM-2:10PM PDT

Join Oracle Women’s Leadership Executive Director Mary Ellen Kassotakis and Nvidia for a discussion on the future of women in business. We share future-of-work data insights and the challenges facing women in the workforce. Gain a greater understanding of the landscape in advancing the future of women in business, and how to partner to create change and impact in your organization.

Diversity in Tech Social Networking Panel sponsored by Nvidia [ACT2390]

Wednesday, September 20, 4:45PM – 6:15PM PDT

Now more than ever, organizations are leveraging innovation to maintain a competitive advantage. But how do companies create cultures that turn ideas into action that disrupt the status quo? Inclusion is the key to innovation. Join thought leader executives from Oracle and NVIDIA for a brief panel discussion and social networking session to learn about emerging D&I trends while connecting with colleagues and other Oracle Cloud World attendees.


Jae Evans, CIO and Executive Vice President, Oracle

Downs Deering, Senior Vice President, NAA, Oracle Digital

Adriana Torres, Senior Vice President, Customer Support, Oracle

Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast Keynote: C-Suite Ready – How to Accelerate Your Career for Women [ACTDI101]

Thursday, September 21, 8:00AM – 9:30AM PDT

Join a conversation to hear from Jennifer McCollum, CEO of Linkage, a SHRM Company and author of “In Her Own Voice: A Woman's Rise to CEO: Overcoming Hurdles to Change the Face of Leadership” (available in November 2023). Attendees will learn practical tips on How to Accelerate Your Career and be C-Suite Ready. Come prepared with curiosity to learn what you can do to accelerate your career or women in your organization at any level. Show up for yourself or others to get C-Suite ready!

Valeos Delivers Ethical, Unbiased AI with OCI [LRN2476]

Thursday, September 21, 1:45PM – 2:30PM PDT

Learn from the co-founder of Valeos, a patient-centric nonprofit transforming organ transplant outcomes through data, and Oracle cloud engineers, about how Valeos uses OCI to implement its ethical AI strategy to enable transparency and accountability, fairness in organ allocation and procurement, and patient wellbeing.  The Valeos OCI Modern Data Platform is a unified data cloud platform where AI and ML are seamlessly embedded, and last mile data preparation is built in.   

D&I Lounge sponsored by KPMG [The Hub]

Stop by the D&I Lounge in the CloudWorld Hub to discuss best practices with leaders from Oracle and KPMG as well as community representatives from Oracle Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Take a break, connect with colleagues, or join one the following 30-minute roundtable discussions:

•           KPMG D&I session on Tuesday, September 19, at 1 p.m.

•           ERG session on Tuesday, September 19, at 2:30 p.m.

•           KPMG D&I session on Wednesday, September 20, at 10 a.m.

•           ERG session on Wednesday, September 20, at 1 p.m.

For more, check out the session catalog to view all the opportunities to engage, connect, and network. We’re looking forward to welcoming you at Oracle CloudWorld 2023! Register here.

Oracle D&I Editorial Team

Previous Post

How to land your dream job without checking every box

Next Post

The Oracle Latinos Alliance: Building Community and Empowering Leadership All Year Long