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Inclusivity at Sonos: Bridging gaps

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Inclusivity at Sonos: Bridging gaps
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Sonos wanted to meet talents at a private networking event — and share how their diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy makes them an employer of choice for women in tech.
Attendees got ready to:
  • ❤️ Learn how Sonos’ collaborative culture empowers teams
  • 🔉 Dive into life at Sonos
  • 🔎 Grab industry insights + career advice
  • 📈 Grow your professional network
  • 💰 Discover future opportunities

  • 12:00 PM ET/ 9:00 AM PT - PowerToFly kickoff
  • 12:05 PM ET/ 9:05 AM PT - Welcome address from Diane Roberts (Senior Director of Software Engineering)
  • 12:15 PM ET/ 9:15 AM PT - Tech talk from Anne Cabansag (Sr. DEI Business Partner)
  • 12:25 PM ET/ 9:25 AM PT - Panel discussion + audience Q&A featuring:
  • 12:55 PM ET/ 9:55 AM PT - Closing remarks
  • 1:00 PM ET/ 10:00 AM PT - Event concludes

About Sonos: Sonos is a sound experience company making it easier than ever for millions of listeners around the world to play more, hear more, and feel more.

Sonos wireless speakers bring every room and everyone together with incredible sound for music, TV, and more. We make it easy to play what you love—music, podcasts, films, shows, audiobooks, and radio, to mention a few. And with Sonos, you can share all of this out loud with the ones you love.

At Sonos, we’re committed to developing the best-sounding products for listeners everywhere. As one of the more than 200,000 global testers for the Sonos Beta Program, you’ll help us collect credible, reliable, actionable data that we’ll use to make informed decisions about our products and user experience.

We’re laying the foundation for today’s world of streaming, and we want you to help us!

Our ultimate goal is to make sure Sonos products are built and tested by everyone, for everyone!

About PowerToFly: PowerToFly is a women-run platform that works with companies to identify skilled professionals for networking and recruiting opportunities. Over the past few years, we’ve produced 1,500+ events across the world with brands like Meta, Spotify, American Express, and Deloitte, resulting in countless hires.

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Meet The Speakers

Anne Cabansag
Anne Cabansag
Sr. DEI Business Partner

Anne Cabansag is a Sr. DEI Business Partner at Sonos with over 15 years of experience working in HR. She joined Sonos in 2022, focusing on partnering with key HR and business leaders to integrate DEI into the people and talent processes throughout the organization. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, two kiddos, and a dog.

Angela Riggs
Angela Riggs
Manager, Software Quality

Angela Riggs is a Quality Engineering Manager for a platform team at Sonos, where she recently celebrated her one-year anniversary! Formerly an early childhood educator, Angela started her career in tech as a software engineering intern before moving into quality engineering and then into people management. Angela loves the variety of experiences that she’s gotten to explore in tech - including launching an incident response program, starting a quality platform team, and building a QE department from the ground up.

Angela has enjoyed learning in public throughout her career in tech. She blogs about quality engineering and people management at, and has shared her professional experiences at conferences, on podcasts, and in interview discussions.

In her free time, Angela enjoys weaving, buying more books and reading them, traveling with her spouse, and playing hide-and-seek with her dog.

Gibson Placide
Gibson Placide
Sr. Recruiter

Experienced and highly motivated Ex-Starbucks, Ex-Microsoft, Ex-eBay, Ex-Bank of America, Ex-Starwood Hotels/Ex- Marriott, Talent Acquisitions professional with a proven track record of over 20 years in various key areas of expertise. My comprehensive understanding of end-to-end recruiting processing and requisition management is complemented by expert knowledge of talent acquisition methodologies, with a focus on Corporate, Marketing, Technical Sales, Aviation, Banking, Hospitality, Customer Experience, Audit, Operations, Finance, and Legal organizational Recruiting.

I take pride in recruiting and filling complex openings while leveraging my adeptness at producing clear and concise summaries that effectively communicate across different functions. Even in high-pressure situations, I maintain a positive and productive work environment, bringing a sense of humor while navigating challenges. My overall career is balanced by my love of family, travel, weekend basketball, kayaking, concerts, plays, and comedy shows.

Diane Roberts
Diane Roberts
Senior Director of Software Engineering

Diane Roberts is the Senior Director of Software Engineering at Sonos responsible for the Sonos Apps. Her group of cross-disciplinary teams build the Configuration, Control, and Content experiences that bring the Sonos experience to life. Diane has spent most of her career building software that gets as close to the user’s face as possible. She has designed everything from entire applications to tiny subsystems, writing the code in whatever language fits the bill. As a leader, she fosters a culture in her teams that prioritizes creating great user experiences with solid technology choices.

Diane received dual Bachelors’ of Science in Computer Science and Music from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She is a member of the Tufts Gordon Institute Industry Advisory Committee and a guest lecturer for Real Industry ( Diane holds 6 granted patents as a co-inventor.