Diversity Reboot Summit

What's Next? An Intimate Conversation with Valerie Jarrett

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What's Next? An Intimate Conversation with Valerie Jarrett

Join Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and current President of the Obama Foundation, to discuss how to transform the challenges of 2020 into the opportunities of 2021. Valerie will be joined in conversation by Avra Siegel, Director of Head of US Policy Programs at Facebook and a former Obama White House official. This session will be a riveting kickoff to Diversity Reboot 2021, pushing us to understand the work we need to do to make the world a more diverse and inclusive place. Sponsored by Amazon.

Meet The Speakers

Valerie Jarrett
Valerie Jarrett
President, Obama Foundation

Valerie B. Jarrett is a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, President of the Obama Foundation and Senior Advisor at Attn. She serves as Board Chair of When We All Vote and Co-Chair of The United State of Women. She also serves on the boards of Lyft, Ralph Lauren, Walgreens Boots Alliance, 2U, Sweetgreen, Ariel Investments, the Innocence Project, Time’s Up, the Economic Club of Chicago and the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Her New York Times bestselling memoir, Finding My Voice, was published in 2019 and updated in paperback in 2020.

Ms. Jarrett was the longest serving Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. She oversaw the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and Chaired the White House Council on Women and Girls. Ms. Jarrett worked throughout her tenure at the White House to mobilize elected officials, business and community leaders, and diverse groups of advocates. She led the Obama Administration’s efforts to expand and strengthen access to the middle class, and boost American businesses and our economy. She championed the creation of equality and opportunity for all Americans, and economically and politically empowering women in the United States and around the world. She oversaw the Administration’s advocacy for workplace policies that empower working families, including equal pay, raising the minimum wage, paid leave, paid sick days, affordable childcare, and a culture free from sexual harassment.

Avra Siegel
Avra Siegel
Former Advisor to President Obama

Avra is an expert in catalyzing societal change that supports women and working families. Her approach integrates public policy, strategic communications and intersectoral partnerships for maximum impact. Avra is currently the Head of US Policy Programs at Facebook. She is responsible for coordinating and developing the company’s efforts to maximize social and economic impact in the US. Prior to joining Facebook she was the Director of Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships at Care.com, the world’s largest destination for finding care. Avra previously served for 6 years at the White House under President Obama, as the Deputy Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls and lead on women’s economic security at the White House National Economic Council during the financial crisis. She has worked on multiple Presidential and local campaigns. Avra holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MPA from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service. She lives in Washington D.C. with her husband and two young boys.