Mission and Vision

PowerToFly was founded by Milena Berry and Katharine Zaleski to fast-track economic equity by upskilling and connecting underrepresented talent to roles in highly visible sectors.

We achieve our mission daily through connecting diverse talent to free live virtual events with decision makers from companies, whether they're looking to change their career or they’re happy in their current role. We also feature upskilling content and host summits with industry leaders creating diverse, inclusive and equitable workplaces.

We are women-led, intersectional and focus on empowering underrepresented talent across all races, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, veteran statuses and gender identities. We welcome allies.

Team Members
Our Leadership Team
Our Team Has Scaled Platforms Through Deep Lived DEIB Experience and Expertise
Limor Bergman
Director of Product Business Development
Milena Berry
Co-Founder & CEO
Amber Brown
Senior Director of Product
Sienna Brown
Senior Director of
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
Roquel Crutcher
Chief of Staff
Cristina Duke
Head of Sales
Anandita Dutta
VP of Finance
Lauren Hagerty
Senior Director of Marketing and Community
Edith Hsu
Chief Financial Officer
Tatjana Kleshnina
Senior Director of Engineering
Alice Simons
Senior Systems Operations Manager
Amy Trappey
Head of Customer Success & Delivery
Katharine Zaleski
Co-Founder & President

What We Value

Our values reinforce our mission and vision. They set out how we work and what we want our community to feel. Our daily actions demonstrate whether we are living these values at PowerToFly. We hold ourselves accountable and welcome people outside our company to do the same so that we learn and improve through continuous feedback.

A Global Team First

Our fully remote, global team is the core reason for our growing business. We can only be successful if all types of individuals are heard and valued, whether you're interning with us, running a large team at a Fortune 500 or you’re looking for a new role across the ocean. We hire the best from all over the world and provide the support and compensation needed to thrive in their location.

Our Community and Clients Are Treated Equally and Exceptionally

Here, everyone is treated equally and exceptionally, no matter who you are or where you come from. Whether you are a woman looking to enhance your career or a decision maker at a multinational corporation looking to diversify your team, you will be treated exceptionally. We listen, are present, build trust, communicate regularly to understand and deliver on the results you need. We expect that same treatment across our teams and from our clients and community.

Transparent Optimists

We're optimistic that we can impact institutions that are long overdue for changing how they hire, retain and promote underrepresented talent. We share blueprints for success and relay feedback early and often, especially when companies try to leverage us for performative allyship. Unlike a social post, building diverse teams and retaining them is hard work that requires significant resources and intense feedback loops.

Open and Inclusive to All

We said this earlier - it’s worth repeating here. We are women-led, intersectional and focus on empowering underrepresented talent across all races, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, veteran statuses and gender identities. We believe that representation matters and want to help people from all backgrounds, regardless of how they identify, feel like they belong.

Grow as an Owner

We believe in autonomy and accountability by fueling the growth mindset required to build the company as co-owners. Every full-time team member has unlimited PTO, and high-degrees of flexibility through permanent remote work so they can thrive anywhere in the world.

Have Fun by Being Yourself

Our work is serious and it drives lasting impact throughout global communities. That doesn’t mean we can't show up as our most authentic selves and enjoy the journey. Building a platform with lasting impact requires levity, and pacing, to get through the toughest problems. We celebrate smart work, not endless tasks that lead to burnout.

Our Advisors
Licy Do Canto
Managing Director for Washington, DC Office at APCO Worldwide
Washington, Columbia District, United States
LaFawn Davis
Group Vice President of Environment, Social & Governance at Indeed
San Leandro, California, United States
Dionna Smith
Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Thumbtack
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Vijay Ravindran
CEO at Floreo
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Our Investors
Our Angel Investors
Bashar Masri
Founder of Rawabi City, Chairman of the Board at PADICO Holding and Massar International. Rawabi City, Palestine
Rawabi City, Palestine
Manal Zraiq
Businesswoman running businesses in different sectors at Zoom Advertising, Sahem Trading, Almustaqbal School, PID and TNB
Ramallah, Palestine
Shaiza Rizavi
Money Manager, Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co
New York, New York, United States
Jonah Peretti
Founder and CEO at BuzzFeed
New York, New York, United States
Greg Coleman
EIR at Lerer Hippeau
New York, New York, United States

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