Michele Heyward



Explore DEI in Equitable Layoffs & Retention with Michele Heyward, civil engineer and Founder of Positive Hire. With 15+ years in engineering and a focus on D&I, Michele is dedicated to retaining underrepresented talent in STEM, especially among Black, Indigenous, and LatinX women. She emphasizes that retention issues stem from cultural, not pipeline, problems.


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