Chat Virtually With Diversity Reboot 2020 Experts
Building An America That Ought To Be
June 15, 2020 05:01 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 05:01 AM EDT
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Building An America That Ought To Be

Join Donna Brazile, a veteran political strategist, Fox News contributor, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, with CBS News Political Contributor and host of #thisisfyi on IGTV, Jamal Simmons to discuss how to bridge divides so we rise out of this crisis stronger. This session will be a riveting kick off to Diversity Reboot 2020, pushing us to understand the actions needed now...
Inclusion by Design: The Right Decisions For The Biggest Impact
June 15, 2020 05:13 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 05:13 AM EDT
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Inclusion by Design: The Right Decisions For The Biggest Impact

In this conversation moderated by Dr. Frida Polli, CEO and Cofounder, pymetrics, you’ll hear from Harvard’s Dr. Iris Bohnet, a behavioral economist, combining insights from economics and psychology to improve decision-making in organizations and society (often with a gender or cross-cultural perspective) and Dr. Renee Wittemyer, the Director of Program Strategy and Investments for Pivotal...
 Empty Allyship: Using Data Journalism To Reveal Truths Over Rhetoric
June 15, 2020 05:15 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 05:15 AM EDT
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Empty Allyship: Using Data Journalism To Reveal Truths Over Rhetoric

Join Sherrell Dorsey a data journalist, social entrepreneur, and speaker who founded ThePLUG to provide in-depth reporting and analysis on the black innovation economy. Sherrell also founded Build the Good and BLKTECH Interactive. During this talk Sherrell will be joined by Labrina Loving, a Senior Engineer at Microsoft, to discuss how she uses data to cover whether companies are fighting for...
Understanding The Diversity Tech Stack: Case Studies Of What Works
June 15, 2020 05:16 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 05:16 AM EDT
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Understanding The Diversity Tech Stack: Case Studies Of What Works

In this talk, Frida Polli, PHD will break down which technologies actually work to match people to their best jobs while removing gender and ethnic bias from the hiring process. Get ready for a fantastic talk, combining Dr. Polli’s neuroscience research with her deep understanding of how products can be used for good to create more diverse and inclusive work environments. Sponsored by pymetrics.
Walk of Privilege
June 15, 2020 05:17 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 05:17 AM EDT
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Walk of Privilege

Step into this inclusion conversation with Natalie Egan, CEO of Translator, Inc. as she journeys through her experiences with walks of privilege. Natalie founded Translator in 2016. The platform is the leading diversity and inclusion software for corporations, schools, and non-profits. The company’s foundations are based on Natalie’s experience coming out as a transgender woman and her...
Trans, Non-Binary, & Gender Non-Conforming Rights in A Virtual Workplace
June 15, 2020 05:45 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 05:45 AM EDT
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Trans, Non-Binary, & Gender Non-Conforming Rights in A Virtual Workplace

We're working virtually, and yet, most conversations around workplace rights are anchored in experiences at physical locations. In this panel discussion moderated by Ina Fried, Chief Technology Correspondent at Axios, you'll hear from top gender-rights advocates about how to build virtual workplaces where trans, non-binary, and gender non-confirming employees can belong and thrive.
Arianna Huffington and Pat Wadors Discuss Building Workplaces Where Teams Thrive
June 15, 2020 05:46 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 05:46 AM EDT
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Arianna Huffington and Pat Wadors Discuss Building Workplaces Where Teams Thrive

Join Arianna Huffington and Pat Wadors, leading authorities on how to build inclusive workplaces where teams can truly thrive when their leaders are committed to mental resilience, health, productivity and well-being. Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep...
Building A Greenhouse Where Diverse Women-Led Businesses Thrive
June 15, 2020 06:09 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 06:09 AM EDT
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Building A Greenhouse Where Diverse Women-Led Businesses Thrive

Join Eve Burton, the Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer at Hearst where she is also the co-founder of and overseer of HearstLab. Eve will discuss how Hearst Lab uniquely fosters innovation and investment in early stage businesses led by women. Michelle Gonzalez, the leader of Area 120, a startup incubator at Google with 25+ teams building new products and businesses at Google, will...
Building Diverse Newsrooms: Leaders Who Make It Happen
June 15, 2020 06:10 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 06:10 AM EDT
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Building Diverse Newsrooms: Leaders Who Make It Happen

Without truly diverse newsrooms, we simply don’t have real coverage of the issues that move our world daily. On this panel we’ll hear from media leaders who are building the newsrooms that bring all voices and issues to the forefront. Daisy Auger-Dominguez is the Chief People Officer at VICE Media Group and Kevin Merida is the Senior Vice President and Editor-In-Chief of “The Undefeated”. He...
The Stories & Storytellers We Need Now
June 15, 2020 06:11 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 06:11 AM EDT
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The Stories & Storytellers We Need Now

Dr. Sheila Robinson is the Owner and Publisher of Diversity Woman Magazine; Snigdha Sur is the Founder & CEO of The Juggernaut; Carla Santiago is the founder of STORi.Digital; and Afrika Bell Kathuria is the Founder of ABK Creates. Join these fantastic leaders for a discussion on how storytelling is one of the most important tools to lift us into better futures.
How to Save the Internet with Jonah Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed and Maureen Hoch, Editor at the Harvard Business Review
June 15, 2020 06:12 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 06:12 AM EDT
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How to Save the Internet with Jonah Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed and Maureen Hoch, Editor at the Harvard Business Review

Last year, Jonah Peretti, the CEO and founder of BuzzFeed published “How To Save The Internet'. Jonah opened his widely read piece by saying, “The internet is at a crossroads. In one direction, there is a flaming dumpster fire, pushing people apart. In the other, the internet is a source of joy and truth, connecting people together. We have the chance right now to work together to build a...
Amplified Voices: How to Break Through and Be Heard in a Noisy World
June 15, 2020 06:13 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 06:13 AM EDT
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Amplified Voices: How to Break Through and Be Heard in a Noisy World

Join Andrea Breanna, the Mexicana transgender CEO of RebelMouse, who founded the strategic creative agency and digital publishing platform that transformed Axios and The Dodo into household names, and powers media sites like Brit + Co, Motherly, Odyssey, PAPER, Protocol, United Airlines' Hub, and Upworthy. Andrea was previously the CTO of Huffington Post, is an advisor to Lerer Hippeau...
Leading Newsrooms Through A Pandemic - What Will It Take To Cover The Hardest Hit Communities
June 15, 2020 06:14 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 06:14 AM EDT
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Leading Newsrooms Through A Pandemic - What Will It Take To Cover The Hardest Hit Communities

Join newsroom leaders who have been through past downturns (September 11th, the 2008 financial crisis) to hear how they’re managing teams out of the pandemic. This discussion with Goli Sheikholeslami, the President & CEO of New York Public Radio, and Melissa Bell, the Publisher of Vox will be moderated by Marcus Brauchli who both women worked with at The Washington Post when Marcus was the...
The Role of AI, soft robotics and micro-robotics in Healthcare
June 15, 2020 06:37 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 06:37 AM EDT
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The Role of AI, soft robotics and micro-robotics in Healthcare

Join Oluwatoyin Sanni, a postgraduate research student of AI and Robotics student at Sapienza University of Rome. In this talk, she will be giving technical insights to the applications of AI and Robotics in the health sector. An introduction to the technical background of her past research and current research at Lincoln University Intelligent Manipulation laboratory. A brief knowledge of...
Journey to the Clouds, Challenges Of Moving From On-Prem Data Centers To The Public Cloud & Why It's Worth It
June 15, 2020 06:38 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 06:38 AM EDT
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Journey to the Clouds, Challenges Of Moving From On-Prem Data Centers To The Public Cloud & Why It's Worth It

Join Ronit Bohrer Hillel, Sr. Director of Engineering, Smartsheet, in this discussion about the benefits of transitioning from on-premise data to the public cloud. Ronit’s work at Smartsheet heavily focuses on cloud-based engineering. Prior to her work at Smartsheet, Ronit was a software development manager that worked on the conversational tools for Amazon Alexa.
Data Visualization With Elastic Stack: An Introduction
June 15, 2020 06:39 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 06:39 AM EDT
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Data Visualization With Elastic Stack: An Introduction

In this talk, Raya Fratkina will talk about the data visualization capabilities of the Elastic stack and show a demo of the Kibana tools for data analysis and visualization. Raya is a Dr of Engineering at Elastic, leading the team working on the Kibana analytics applications. Prior to Elastic, she led teams working on eCommerce Whitelabel solution and content management tools. Sponsored by Elastic.
Algorithmic Analytics, Data Science and 3D Modeling
June 15, 2020 06:40 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 06:40 AM EDT
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Algorithmic Analytics, Data Science and 3D Modeling

Culture generates vast amounts of data that represent complex intersections of art, language, narrative, economics, storytelling and politics. Computers can be taught to simulate cultural art forms and generate results on their own if given simple instructions or algorithms. In this talk Dr. Nettrice Gaskins will dive in deeper into the cross section of data, analytics and the future of...
Moonshot Thinking
June 15, 2020 06:41 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 06:41 AM EDT
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Moonshot Thinking

In this talk with Katy Kasmai, Senior Program Manager Lead at Google, we dare to dream to achieve the unimaginable. Katy is a visionary leader of transformative high-impact teams, and a mentor to rising professionals. Aside from her work at Google, Katy is also the founder of Pierre Noir, LLC, an interior design consultation firm for which she was awarded a LEED Green Associate.
JavaScript is AsynchroWAT
June 15, 2020 06:49 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 06:49 AM EDT
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JavaScript is AsynchroWAT

Once upon a time was junior dev who had no idea what they were doing…that junior dev was me, Crystal Martin. I was writing code that utilized AJAX requests in a proprietary framework, but had no idea how that worked and was always confused when I _knew_ my code was 'logically right' but always seemed to break. Derp, I didn't know that the responses from those callouts came back whenever they...
The Ins and Outs of Website Accessibility
June 15, 2020 06:50 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 06:50 AM EDT
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The Ins and Outs of Website Accessibility

Looking to learn informative insights on website accessibility? Join Lead QA Engineer at Kantar, Wendy Durica, for a presentation on how assistance devices, color, and keyboard settings effect a user's experience.
What in the World is Graphql
June 15, 2020 06:51 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 06:51 AM EDT
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What in the World is Graphql

What in the World is Graphql? Join Lola Shonaike as she explores GraphQL, a syntax that describes how to ask for data, and is generally used to load data from a server to a client. GraphQL lets the client specify exactly what data it needs.Want to learn more? Join this talk!
Combating Covid-Related Racism Toward Asian-American Communities
June 15, 2020 07:10 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 07:10 AM EDT
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Combating Covid-Related Racism Toward Asian-American Communities

Join Congresswoman Judy Chu, who represents California's 27th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, as she discusses being on the front lines of combating racism toward the Asian Americans during the COVID crisis. Rep Chu is the Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. She has spoken out regularly throughout the crisis about protecting people within her community and...
Future of Work: An Introduction To Distributed Company
June 15, 2020 07:11 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 07:11 AM EDT
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Future of Work: An Introduction To Distributed Company

In this talk, Leah Sutton, SVP Global HR at Elastic will be discussing why Elastic has been distributed from the beginning and their plans after the pandemic. 'Our products are distributed by design, our company is distributed by intention.' Sponsored by Elastic.
The Future of Hiring Platforms
June 15, 2020 07:12 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 07:12 AM EDT
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The Future of Hiring Platforms

Edit your resume, apply for roles on job boards, repeat. Is the old way of hiring still the norm post-COVID? Join this discussion to hear what's next from leaders of the most innovative platforms in the recruitment space. Sponsored by Indeed.
 Networking While Social Distancing
June 15, 2020 07:13 AM EDT - June 15, 2020 07:13 AM EDT
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Networking While Social Distancing

How will we connect with others professionally as social distancing continues? During this session, Kristy Wallace, CEO of Ellevate Network; Natasha Green, Sr. Local Communities Manager at AnitaB.org Initiative; and Dee Poku-Spalding, Founder and CEO of WIE (Women: Inspiration and Enterprise) will share their expert networking advice with Organized SHIFT CEO Landi Spearman.
The Fight For Gender Equality: Making Room For All Women
June 16, 2020 05:48 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 05:48 AM EDT
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The Fight For Gender Equality: Making Room For All Women

Shelly Zalis runs The Female Quotient to advance equality in the workplace and the world in four ways: FQ Media, Equality Lounge®, FQ Practice and the FQ Marketplace. Minda Harts is a career revolutionary, and the author of The Memo – What Women of Color Need To Know To Secure A Seat At The Table. During this talk, Shelly and Minda will discuss what it takes to build gender equality movements...
Understanding Invisible Disabilities
June 16, 2020 05:49 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 05:49 AM EDT
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Understanding Invisible Disabilities

Join Jes Osrow, Head of Learning and Organizational Development at Quartet Health, as she discusses her research on the impact of invisible disabilities in the workplace. Jes co-founded The Rise Journey, an organization that helps other companies design & implement strategies to build their best team and develop sustainable organizational culture. Prior to joining the Quartet team, Jess was...
Disabilities In Virtual Workplaces
June 16, 2020 05:50 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 05:50 AM EDT
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Disabilities In Virtual Workplaces

Join Patricia Walsh, author of 'Blind Ambition: How to Envision Your Limitless Potential', in conversation with Mary Lipscomb and Svetlana Kouznetsova, to focus in on disabilities in the workplace. The conversation will be moderated by Diversability CEO Tiffany Yu. Patricia Walsh is the Technology Product Director at Dow Jones. Patricia is also a Paralympic champion, and five-time USA...
Rising in the Midst of Chaos: Thoughts (RealTalk) On Calling, Courage, & Contribution
June 16, 2020 05:51 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 05:51 AM EDT
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Rising in the Midst of Chaos: Thoughts (RealTalk) On Calling, Courage, & Contribution

Rha Goddess is THE entrepreneurial soul coach behind hundreds of breakthrough changemakers, cultural visionaries and social entrepreneurs. Her mission? To revolutionize the way we live, work, play and handle our business. From multiple NY Times Bestsellers to multi-million dollar social enterprises, Rha’s unique methodology has empowered a new generation of conscious entrepreneurs to stay...
Supporting Employee Career Development & Retention Through Coaching
June 16, 2020 05:51 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 05:51 AM EDT
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Supporting Employee Career Development & Retention Through Coaching

Looking to take your career to the next level through coaching? Join Randi Braun, Career Coach and Founder of Something Major, in conversation with Francesca Hernandez, Sr. Engineering Manager, Vrbo Marketing Data at Expedia Group for a discussion on coaching, career development, retention and making the most out of working remote. The talk will be facilitated by Desiree Booker, Career...
Return To Work Programs: What's Changed In A Virtual World?
June 16, 2020 05:54 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 05:54 AM EDT
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Return To Work Programs: What's Changed In A Virtual World?

In this conversation with thought leaders Carol Fishman Cohen, Chair and Co-Founder of iRelaunch; Kaley Young, Principal Recruiter at Raytheon; and Dawn Leaks, CEO of The Lioness Group; we discuss how return to work programs have changed in response to the pandemic. The conversation will be moderated by Lynn Loacker, Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, and founder of Project W, a...
Comedy After Party!!
June 16, 2020 05:55 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 05:55 AM EDT
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Comedy After Party!!

Cap off your day with comedians Sydnee Washington & Marie Faustin, hosts of the hit podcast The Unofficial Expert on the Forever Dog Network. Sponsored by Indeed, Elastic and EY.
Closing The Gender Wealth Gap
June 16, 2020 05:59 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 05:59 AM EDT
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Closing The Gender Wealth Gap

Join Sallie Krawcheck, the founder of Ellevest, the investing platform built to close the gender wealth gap. Sallie has led Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, and Citi Private Bank as CEO, and was called “The Last Honest Analyst” by Fortune Magazine and one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business.” In this talk, led by Jeanne Jang, Head of Ventures and Labs at E*TRADE, you’ll hear what...
Building & Retaining Teams To Serve The World’s Largest & Most Diverse Online Community: A Conversation With Maxine Williams, Facebook’s Global Chief Diversity Officer
June 16, 2020 06:00 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 06:00 AM EDT
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Building & Retaining Teams To Serve The World’s Largest & Most Diverse Online Community: A Conversation With Maxine Williams, Facebook’s Global Chief Diversity Officer

Facebook is the world’s largest online community, and arguably the most diverse when it comes to users. How do its leaders build and maintain an internal culture that reflects this user base? What does it take daily to execute on this plan, and how does the D&I team keep focus under public scrutiny? Maxine Williams leads D&I work at Facebook. We’ll hear firsthand from her about the daily work...
Elevating Women Financially In The Middle East
June 16, 2020 06:15 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 06:15 AM EDT
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Elevating Women Financially In The Middle East

Join Ozlem Denizmen, a leading authority on financial wellness for women across Turkey and the EMEA region, who will discuss her new app Moneye. Ozlem is on a mission to combine mobile technology with her unique teachings on financial literacy so that women across Turkey can grow wealth independently.
Financing Diverse Communities Out Of The Crisis
June 16, 2020 06:16 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 06:16 AM EDT
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Financing Diverse Communities Out Of The Crisis

Join Judith Erwin, the CEO of Grasshopper Bank; Rick Wade, Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Outreach at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and Dee McDougal, SVP Diversity and Inclusion at PacificWestern Bank. This group will discuss how financial institutions can lift diverse businesses out of the Covid crisis faster. Headlines around how Washington has provided disaster-recovery funds...
Making the Transition from Coder to Enterpreneur
June 16, 2020 06:16 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 06:16 AM EDT
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Making the Transition from Coder to Enterpreneur

Join Chantal Emmanuel, CTO & Co-Founder of LimeLoop, a startup that is re-imagining the ever-growing e-commerce economy, as she discusses her journey from coder to entrepreneur. If you are looking to make a similar transition, Chantal will be sharing tips and answering your questions.
Two Crises, Two Very Different Companies: Managing Through Both
June 16, 2020 06:18 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 06:18 AM EDT
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Two Crises, Two Very Different Companies: Managing Through Both

Join Katharine Weymouth, the former Publisher of The Washington Post, and now the cofounder of DineXpert, with award-winning journalist and author Heather Cabot. Katharine will share her experiences steering the Post out of the 2008 financial crisis, and now, her work co-running DineXpert through the Covid crisis.
 Investing In The Future of Work - How Covid & Racial Justice Movements Are Changing The Landscape
June 16, 2020 06:19 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 06:19 AM EDT
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Investing In The Future of Work - How Covid & Racial Justice Movements Are Changing The Landscape

Join Jomayra Herrera, an Investor at Cowboy Ventures; Natalie Diaz, Chief of Staff at Time Equities and Aditi Maliwal, Partner at Upfront Ventures to explore the future of work from an investor perspective. With Covid-19 forcing everyone to go remote plus the groundswell toward racial justice, what future of work businesses will get the most attention moving forward?
Tech Talk: Achieve Observability at Scale
June 16, 2020 06:52 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 06:52 AM EDT
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Tech Talk: Achieve Observability at Scale

Join Devi A S L, a lead engineer and software consultant, who is currently a staff engineer for Razorpay, a converged payments solution company. Devi will host a tech talk discussing how to achieve observability at scale.
Technical design challenges and cross-functional techniques to solve for them
June 16, 2020 06:53 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 06:53 AM EDT
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Technical design challenges and cross-functional techniques to solve for them

Join Tana Green, the CEO of Blue Rail, an organization committed to delivering low-carbon travel experiences to customers, and a founder and principal of Tangible Places, where she provides independent product strategy, design, delivery, marketing, and 3D design consulting services to businesses. Tana will discuss techniques to excel at unique contributions on a distributed design team.
Tech Talk: Leveraging the JAMstack to quickly move from ideation to MVP
June 16, 2020 06:53 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 06:53 AM EDT
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Tech Talk: Leveraging the JAMstack to quickly move from ideation to MVP

In this talk, PowerToFly’s Oluebube Princess Egbuna, a Full Stack Engineer and Software Developer based in Nigeria, will discuss full stack development. Princess previously served as the Network Director for Women Who Code and Program Manager for FavCode54. In this talk, Princess will talk about how to best leverage the JAMstack to quickly move from ideation to MVP.
Everything changes, Everything is the Same: The Future of Public Interactive Experiences
June 16, 2020 06:54 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 06:55 AM EDT
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Everything changes, Everything is the Same: The Future of Public Interactive Experiences

Join Sasha Harris-Cronin, a principal engineer, and Maria Mortati, a designer and artist, as they discuss how to engage public audiences in new and more interactive ways. Sasha is a Principal Engineer at BBI Engineering and has previously worked as a Lead Creative Programmer for BBI. Maria is a Principal Consultant for Maria Mortati Experience Design and teaches in the Graduate Interaction...
Getting Started with GatsbyJS
June 16, 2020 06:55 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 06:55 AM EDT
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Getting Started with GatsbyJS

In this talk, software engineer Brittney Ball will describe the ins and outs of GatsbyJS - React-based, GraphQL powered, static site generator.
AI /ML Implementation Best Practices for Media Companies
June 16, 2020 06:56 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 06:56 AM EDT
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AI /ML Implementation Best Practices for Media Companies

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are buzzwords mentioned often today. What is AI and ML technology and how can this tech be used to help media companies save time and money, increase operational efficiencies and create new revenue opportunities? This lightning talk will provide: 1) a brief history of AI/ML, 2) examples of AI/ML in the broadcast and streaming industries,...
How to Keep the Cloud Alive, Always!
June 16, 2020 06:57 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 06:57 AM EDT
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How to Keep the Cloud Alive, Always!

In this talk, Shweta Saraf, VP of Central Engineering at Packet, will cover what goes into running a cloud from Cloud Infrastructure provider perspective, strategies for production readiness and operational excellence when writing code that runs the Cloud.
Building the World's Largest Bluetooth Finding Network
June 16, 2020 06:58 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 06:58 AM EDT
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Building the World's Largest Bluetooth Finding Network

Jossie Haines, Sr Director of Platform Engineering at Tile, will explain how we built a secure location finding network that supports getting 1.5 billion unique location updates per day. This is the world’s largest lost and found community spanning over 230 countries and territories and locating more than 5 million unique items every day. She will cover the whole stack from building a secure...
Covid-19's Effect on Cyber with Deloitte's Deborah Golden
June 16, 2020 07:14 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 07:14 AM EDT
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Covid-19's Effect on Cyber with Deloitte's Deborah Golden

Deborah Golden, US Cyber Risk Services Leader at Deloitte, discusses how businesses have to readjust to account for increased risk of cyber threats in the remote workplace. Deborah has more than 25 years of information technology experience spanning across numerous industries. She primarily focuses on cyber risk for government and public services, life sciences and health care, and financial services.
What Does The Post-COVID Office look like?
June 16, 2020 07:15 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 07:15 AM EDT
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What Does The Post-COVID Office look like?

Join Amol Sarva, CEO & Co-Founder of Knotel, in the conversation surrounding the post-COVID office. What will the new office experience look like? Knotel is the world’s leading flexible workspace platform. Founded in 2016, Knotel is now in over 200 locations with over 4 million square feet of space across four continents. Prior to starting Knotel, Amol co-founded several startups including...
Raising Capital In The Age Of Covid: New Rules For Founders
June 16, 2020 07:16 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 07:16 AM EDT
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Raising Capital In The Age Of Covid: New Rules For Founders

According to Pitchbook, venture capital going to teams that include a women founder has grown to a paltry 15.7% in 2019. Dire headlines about shrinking VC funding due to Covid have not painted an optimistic picture for women founders. Let’s hear what the insiders think about the future for women founders - and more importantly - how we can come out of these crises stronger. Where are the...
Omni-specialized Design for Beautiful Futures
June 16, 2020 07:16 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 07:16 AM EDT
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Omni-specialized Design for Beautiful Futures

This talk explores biomimicry, radical technoculture, plurality instead of homogeneity, ecology, and speculative design to re-imagine currently limiting design practices that are instead conducted collaboratively with humans, planets, and all sentient beings in between.
How Women Can Upskill For A Remote Tech-First Future
June 16, 2020 07:17 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 07:17 AM EDT
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How Women Can Upskill For A Remote Tech-First Future

Join in on the conversation with Adda Birnir, CEO of Skillcrush, to learn how we can create a new model of engagement to bridge the digital divide in the workplace. Skillcrush is an online tech-education company that helps their women make a career change into tech. The company has been featured in the New York Times, BBC, Fast Company and PBS.
How Going Remote Lifts Diverse Hiring
June 16, 2020 07:17 AM EDT - June 16, 2020 07:17 AM EDT
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How Going Remote Lifts Diverse Hiring

This panel will discuss the limitless opportunities to find amazing talent if you started looking worldwide. It creates economic opportunities in places that are not traditionally tech hubs and empowers diversity too.
Jacqueline Novogratz & Shaiza Rizavi On 'Practices To Build A Better World'
June 16, 2020 01:21 PM EDT - June 16, 2020 01:21 PM EDT
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Jacqueline Novogratz & Shaiza Rizavi On 'Practices To Build A Better World'

Join Jacqueline Novogratz & Shaiza Rizavi for a conversation around “practices to build a better world”. Jacqueline Novogratz is the founder and CEO of Acumen, a non-profit global venture capital fund whose goal is to use entrepreneurial approaches to address global poverty. Acumen has invested $128 million to build more than 128 social enterprises across Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and...
Racism, Inequality and Building Racial Justice in America
June 17, 2020 05:56 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 05:56 AM EDT
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Racism, Inequality and Building Racial Justice in America

COVID-19's impact on racial inequity and violence can’t be ignored. Now more than ever, businesses and leaders need to prioritize and protect vulnerable communities, and step into their privilege and embrace the opportunity the current moment provides to champion diversity and inclusion as critical for business recovery, resilience and innovation. Join Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and Licy Do...
The Power of Mentorship
June 17, 2020 06:02 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 06:02 AM EDT
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The Power of Mentorship

In this conversation with PowerToFly's Director of Mentorship, Limor Bergman Gross, we take a look at the power of mentorship. Learn what the benefits are of a strong mentor/mentee relationship. How can that relationship benefit your career? Prior to joining the team at PowerToFly, Limor served as Director, Cloud Computer and Engineering Manager at DigitalOcean. Limor also volunteers with...
Agesim in the Workplace
June 17, 2020 06:02 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 06:02 AM EDT
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Agesim in the Workplace

In this conversation with Helen Sanchez, Founder of Tanagui LLC, Ursula Wolz, Founder of RiverSound Solutions LLC, and Information Systems professiona Rita Taylor, we examine how to combat ageism in the workplace, remote or otherwise. Helen Sanchez has over 20 years of recruitment experience, specializing in coaching women over 40. She founded Tanagui LLC, whose focus is to offer services that...
Keeping It Legal: Workplace Rights In The Age Of Covid
June 17, 2020 06:03 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 06:03 AM EDT
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Keeping It Legal: Workplace Rights In The Age Of Covid

Join Jacqueline E. Kalk and Margaret Parnell Hogan, shareholders at Littler, to discuss how employers and employees can ensure that the disruptions wrought by Covid do not result in a dissolution of workplace rights.
Bravery In A Remote World
June 17, 2020 06:04 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 06:04 AM EDT
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Bravery In A Remote World

Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a computer programmer looks like and does. Since her viral TED Talk, “Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection” resonated worldwide, Reshma has been on a mission to inspire women to leave socially-ingrained perfectionism behind...
How to Build Products that Create Change and Advance Equality
June 17, 2020 06:04 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 06:04 AM EDT
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How to Build Products that Create Change and Advance Equality

Matt Wallaert, author of Start at the End, addresses how to build products that create fundamental change. Matt is the Chief Behavioral Officer at Clover Health. For over 15 years, Matt has been applying behavioral science to practical problems to cover projects from startup exits to Fortune 500 development. Matt is also the Co-Founder and Lead Scientist of GetRaised, a free platform that...
Negotiating For Racial Justice Within Companies - A Plan For Driving Outcomes
June 17, 2020 06:06 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 06:06 AM EDT
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Negotiating For Racial Justice Within Companies - A Plan For Driving Outcomes

Join Kwame Omari Christian and Patrice Peck as they discuss what it takes to negotiate for racial justice within organizations. Kwame is a lawyer, who focuses on negotiating for clients. Patrice is a veteran journalist, and the founder of the Coronavirus News for Black Folks newsletter. She recently gathered Black journalists, primarily from Buzzfeed, to demand that management acknowledges...
Getting Formerly Incarcerated Women Hired
June 17, 2020 06:07 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 06:07 AM EDT
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Getting Formerly Incarcerated Women Hired

Join Janos Marton, a criminal justice reformer who is running for Manhattan DA, Topeka K. Sam, Founder And Executive Director The Ladies Of Hope Ministries, and Lauren Bell, Fair Chance Development Manager at Checkr, Inc. to learn what steps we can take to support women, more specifically women of color, who have been formerly incarcerated. During this conversation, you’ll hear what employers...
Supporting Diverse Women To Lead Us Out Of This Crisis - What It Takes From Capitol Hill
June 17, 2020 06:07 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 06:07 AM EDT
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Supporting Diverse Women To Lead Us Out Of This Crisis - What It Takes From Capitol Hill

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Val Demings will join us in conversation with Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPI) at Stanford University. Eileen previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council. These leaders will discuss the strategies and policies required to lift more women, especially black women,...
Practicing Inclusive Medicine: From Policy Changes To What Doctors Need Now
June 17, 2020 06:26 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 06:26 AM EDT
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Practicing Inclusive Medicine: From Policy Changes To What Doctors Need Now

Join Dr. Dara Kass, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center; Dr. Craig Spencer, Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine; Celeste Iroha, CEO, The Pre-Nursing Platform; and Sarah Dash, President & CEO of the Alliance for Health Policy to learn how the healthcare community can practice inclusive medicine that reaches the hardest hit communities.
People And Planet Before Profits
June 17, 2020 06:28 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 06:28 AM EDT
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People And Planet Before Profits

Join Emma Ruby-Sachs, the Executive Director of SumOfUs, a global non-profit advocacy organization and online community that campaigns to hold corporations accountable on issues such as climate change, workers’ rights, discrimination, human rights and animal rights. Emma’s talk will focus on how to put people and our planet before corporate profits.
How To Spread And Practice Anti-Racism
June 17, 2020 06:29 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 06:29 AM EDT
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How To Spread And Practice Anti-Racism

This timely panel led by Dionna Smith, GPHR, PowerToFly’s Director of Global D&I, Learning & Development, will gather leaders at the forefront of teaching anti-racism and allyship.
Making Mindful Products Now
June 17, 2020 07:00 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 07:00 AM EDT
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Making Mindful Products Now

Join Padmini Janaki, a product and growth enthusiast, to discuss how to make mindful products now. Padmini has various career experiences, including working as a Visual Designer, User Experience Designer, and Product Manager, and most recently founder of the Prodcast, a podcast for people who love to build products.
How I Work With Jira - In Detail
June 17, 2020 07:00 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 07:00 AM EDT
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How I Work With Jira - In Detail

Join Nour Durra, the senior consultant of Nagarro, which provides IT consulting and services for digital disruption to industry leaders and challengers. As a tech professional with over 16 years of experience with Agile and Scrum methodologies and all things Atlassian, Jira, and Confluence, Nour will host a tech talk discussing Jira in detail.
 Switching Between Stacks
June 17, 2020 07:01 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 07:01 AM EDT
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Switching Between Stacks

Does beginning in a new role mean changing tech stacks or is changing stacks preventing you from exploring new opportunities? Senior Software Engineering Manager Julie Scott will share her struggles, learnings and tips from when she joined the team at Vrbo.
 The Ins and Outs of Automation
June 17, 2020 07:02 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 07:02 AM EDT
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The Ins and Outs of Automation

Be part of the conversation with Mikki Mesfin, an experienced Senior Quality Engineer at S&P Global, as she discusses the ins and outs of automation. Mikki has held various roles as an automation engineer and developer at Nutrien, Charter Communications, Axion Health, Galvanize, and more.
Unconscious Bias in AI
June 17, 2020 07:03 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 07:03 AM EDT
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Unconscious Bias in AI

Join Amber Takahashi, Founder of Brown Girl, Tech World, in a conversation exposing unconscious bias in AI technology. Brown Girl, Tech World is a digital safe space and non-profit organization for brown women and girls navigating in the tech industry. Aside from her work at Brown Girl, Tech World, Amber is also a software engineer at Swift.
 Building Inclusive Apps
June 17, 2020 07:04 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 07:04 AM EDT
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Building Inclusive Apps

Join Sharvani Haran, a Software Engineer and Android Developer for the Wikimedia Foundation and a Sun Certified Java Programmer with extensive industry experience and a primary focus in Application and Web Development. Sharvani will discuss building inclusive apps plus the futuristic Android APIs needed to create then,
Experimentation-Driven Product Development
June 17, 2020 07:04 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 07:04 AM EDT
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Experimentation-Driven Product Development

Join Stella, Senior Software Developer at Unbounce, previously, Software Architect at Hearst and former Chief Technology Officer at Mi Aguila. She will be sharing her learnings experimenting with 10-years monolithic app safe and fast.
Design Branding & Strategy in Bleeding Edge Innovation
June 17, 2020 07:05 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 07:05 AM EDT
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Design Branding & Strategy in Bleeding Edge Innovation

In this talk Alison Lewis, Advisor and Design Strategist at The Ohzone, Inc., educates us on how to develop processes for business branding and strategy. Alison has over 15 years of experience in design research, branding, and product innovation. She has developed branding strategies for a variety of established companies and entrepreneurs with cutting edge new business ideas. Alison will dive...
Intentional Inclusion
June 17, 2020 07:18 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 07:18 AM EDT
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Intentional Inclusion

Intentionality matters for the Future of Work. For this talk, Dell Techologies' LaToya Collins will focus on understanding the importance of being intentional in diversity recruiting and retention programs. Plus LaToya will share some of Dell’s best practices and programs as practical action steps. Sponsored by Dell Technologies.
Let's Do Pride Right: Companies, I'm Talking To You
June 17, 2020 07:19 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 07:19 AM EDT
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Let's Do Pride Right: Companies, I'm Talking To You

Shana Sumers pivoted the HER community of 5 million LGBTQ+ women from in-person to virtual in a matter of days. This Pride is different, but companies are still expected to perform. What are the best ways for you to provide support to the community and send messages that are empowering? Shana is going to take a quick deep dive into the history of Pride, companies best practices and how you can...
Rethinking Caregiving To Grow The Economy - Especially For Women In The Hardest Hit Communities
June 17, 2020 07:19 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 07:19 AM EDT
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Rethinking Caregiving To Grow The Economy - Especially For Women In The Hardest Hit Communities

Join Latham Thomas, founder of Mama Glow; Lynn Perkins, the CEO of UrbanSitter and Brigid Schulte, Director of the Better Life Lab at New America and the author of Overwhelmed, to discuss the caregiving solutions that are essential to keep women at work, especially women whose communities have been the hardest hit, and our economy growing.
Protests, Pandemic and Protection - Returning To Work - How To Ensure the Safety of Yourself and Your Workplace.
June 17, 2020 07:20 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 07:20 AM EDT
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Protests, Pandemic and Protection - Returning To Work - How To Ensure the Safety of Yourself and Your Workplace.

Between the social unrest that has led to protests and riots, coupled with the uncertainty of coronavirus and more, there are many challenges that are affecting people and communities. Now more than ever, ensuring the health and safety of yourself and at your workplace is paramount to business success and resilience. It’s also the right thing to do for our neighbors, communities, and country....
Creating a More Inclusive Workforce Led by Employee-Choice
June 17, 2020 07:21 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 07:21 AM EDT
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Creating a More Inclusive Workforce Led by Employee-Choice

COVID-19 has evolved our workforces rapidly, companies adapting to work from home to answer the regulations of local governments. How can we use this moment in time to revolutionize the way we think about our work environments? And how might that adjustment create a more inclusive industry? Long-term meaningful change can start with a new way of working: FLEXWORK, a work environment led by...
The New Normal
June 17, 2020 07:21 AM EDT - June 17, 2020 07:21 AM EDT
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The New Normal

How are you coping in this environment? How are you helping your team members cope? Join Swa De, Senior Manager, Technology Transformation at EY; Susan Baldock, Managing Director at EY; Dwight Andersen, Director of Diversity and Inclusiveness at CSS and David Miskinyar – Director of Organizational Change Management and Transformation at Fannie Mae in conversation with Payal Aggarwal, Senior...