Elizabeth Borges oversees Women's Leadership at Everwise. She runs EverwiseWomen, a cross-organization leadership experience that connects women leaders with the resources and relationships they need to be successful. EverwiseWomen has cohorts in San Francisco, Seattle and New York City, and will be expanding to Los Angeles and Chicago in fall 2016. Previously, Borges as a research and innovation consultant at Seek Co., where she leveraged empathy and human-centered design to help global companies develop new product and commercial innovation. She has also worked at the Stanford Center on Longevity, where she conducted research on how to help companies adapt to the aging workforce. She has a degree in psychology from Princeton University.
As tech companies struggle to build diversity, they should remember that empathy can be a transformative tool for deconstructing unconscious biases and building understanding between people of different backgrounds.