Panel Discussion

Trans, Non-Binary, & Gender Non-Conforming Rights in A Virtual Workplace

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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.

Meet The Speakers

Rachel Valdez
Rachel Valdez

Rachel finds joy in building meaningful impact for the greater good through focus, team play, shared values, and being inspired by others. Currently Director, People Operations at Imply, Rachel previously served as Chief Talent Officer at PowerToFly.

Lauren Guilbeaux
Lauren Guilbeaux
Lauren is a talent leader who drives cultural change within organizations. She has worked in the technology space for over twelve years as a sales professional and as a business owner. Currently, Lauren leads a New York based sales team at Textio, which is helping the world’s most innovative organizations from startups to Fortune 500 companies use Augmented Writing to become intentional about the language they use.
Aryah Lester
Aryah Lester

Aryah Lester, nationally awarded author, as well as a speaker and educator, is a black woman of transgender experience from New York living in Washington DC. Ms. Lester was the last-standing 2-term Chair for the State of Florida Health Department's Transgender Work Group, former Chair-Elect of the Miami-Dade HIV/AIDS Partnership, and is an Advisory Board member of Unity Coalition (UC|CU). Ms. Lester is a board member of Equality Florida's TransAction Florida committee, and helped to create the TransArt series with the Betsy Hotel, the LGBT Visitors Center, and UC|CU.

Milagros Chirinos
Milagros Chirinos

Milly is the Associate Director of the Global Workplace Equality Program and Hispanic media spokesperson at the Human Rights Campaign, where she oversees and guides HRC's LGBTQ-inclusive worplace initiatives across Latin America. She is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion.

Ina Fried
Ina Fried

Ina is the chief technology correspondent at Axios. She authors the daily Axios Login newsletter and brings years of Silicon Valley experience to offer a smart take on tech. Prior to joining Axios, she was senior editor for All Things Digital, a senior staff writer for CNET Network's News.com, and worked for Re/code.