Senior Manager, UX Design Research at LinkedIn
Renée Reid is a dynamic and sought-after international keynote speaker, panelist, moderator, and MC. She’s a known & respected voice and activist for the importance of representation, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity within the Design, Product and Tech industries. Renee has been a speaker at popular events including AFROTECH, Harvard Design Conference, UX CON Vienna, a commencement speaker at UC Irvine & UC Berkeley Master of Design graduations and many more.
She is a Senior Manager of UX Design Research leading a team of researchers on Enterprise Marketing & Sales Solutions at LinkedIn and has over 20 years of professional tech experience, including roles in project management, CX, UX, and sales.
Renée uses her voice to help inform and inspire UX professionals and the next generation of researchers, while also helping underrepresented communities learn about Design as a career and how to become leaders in the UX industry.
A proud Historically Black College and University (HBCU) alumna from Savannah State University in Savannah, Georgia, Renee also received her Master's in Human Computer Interaction and Design from the University of California, Irvine.
She is an active Board Member with two non-profits in the California Bay Area, Inneract Project and Opportunity Junction, as well as an advisor and investor to several startups. Renee also volunteers and supports several organizations including the San Jose African American Community Service Agency (AACSA), the Boys and Girls Club of the Penisula, and YearUp.
Always adorned in one of her many signature headwraps, in 2020 Renee launched her popular podcast, Tech Wrap Queen available across all platforms, helping to amplify Black voices & leaders throughout Tech, Design and Culture through dynamic conversations that inform and inspire her guests which are known as her “Royal Court”.