Diversity reboot 2020
The Future Of The Inclusive Workplace
THE TIME IS NOW… WE MUST BUILD DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE TEAMS TO RISE STRONGER TOGETHER...
We’ve known since COVID-19 began that we would have an opportunity to rebuild our world the way it ought to be. And now, we’ve seen horrific reminders of what “normal” in the United States of America looks like. We need to do better.
Diversity Reboot 2020 is the free virtual gathering for women, allies, policymakers and business leaders who understand that talk is cheap: jobs and commitments from leaders are what we need now. Join us.
This ticket option gives you access to all programming at our four-day, four-track summit: content + virtual career fair + networking + fun. It is intended for individuals who want to connect with companies and thought leaders committed to building a more diverse and inclusive post-COVID world.
This ticket option gives you access to all programming at our four-day, four-track summit: content + virtual career fair + networking + fun. It is intended for HR professionals, D&I experts, and company leaders committed to building a more diverse and inclusive post-COVID world.
PowerToFly’s mission is to fast-track gender diversity through upskilling and connecting women to high-visibility roles. Our platform has 250,000 active community members in 204 countries and a database of 25 million professional women. We are intersectional and empower women, non-binary and trans individuals of all races, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, veteran statuses and gender identities.
We welcome allies.
Diverse teams produce financial returns
33% higher than the industry mean
Closing the gender gap could
grow GDP by 5%
- Council on Foreign Relations
Gender diverse teams are radically more
innovative over a 2-year period
- Innovation: Organization & Management Journal
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Yoga, icebreakers, happy hour, dance party - virtually
Arianna Huffington is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, the founder of The Huffington Post, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a leading behavior change tech company with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success.
Donna Brazile is a veteran political strategist, a Fox News contributor, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and just completed a two-year appointment as the King Endowed Chair in Public Policy at Howard University. She previously served as interim Chair of the Democratic National Committee and of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute. She managed the Gore campaign in 2000 and has lectured at more than 225 colleges and universities on race, diversity, women, leadership and restoring civility in politics. Brazile is the author of several books, including "Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House." @DonnaBrazile
Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) represents Florida’s 10th District in Congress. The first woman to serve as Orlando’s Chief of Police, she now serves on the House committees on Homeland Security, Intelligence, and the Judiciary. She recently made history as one of the first women and first African Americans to serve as a presidential Impeachment Manager. Rep. Demings has been a leader on numerous issues, including bipartisan and bicameral work in Congress to reaffirm America’s commitment to media diversity.
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is President and CEO of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management. He is a member of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board and Chair of the President’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He serves on the boards of the University of Miami, Jobs for America’s Graduates and the American Red Cross and authors the weekly "Ask HR" column in USA Today.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has served as Senator for the State of New York since 2009, having previously served in the House of Representatives. Throughout her time in Washington, Senator Gillibrand has led the effort to appeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”; successfully advocated for compensation for 9/11 first responders and fought to reform the justice system for sexual assault survivors in the military and on college campuses.
Sallie’s professional mission is to help women reach their financial and professional goals, thus enabling them to live better lives and unleashing a positive ripple effect for our families, our communities and our economy. Sallie is the CEO & Co-Founder of Ellevest is a mission-driven digital-first investment platform, built by women for women and the Chair of Ellevate Network, a global professional women's network. Prior, Sallie served as President of the Global Wealth & Investment Management division of Bank of America.
Reshma is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. A lifelong activist, Saujani was the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. Congress. She is the author of three books, including the International Bestseller “Brave, Not Perfect, Women Who Don't Wait In Line”.
Eve is currently Executive Vice President at Hearst with responsibility for global legal operations, strategic enterprise deals, Oracle HCM technology operations, compliance and training, labor relations, corporate human resources and government affairs. She is the co-founder of Hearst Lab, an initiative to fund and support early stage women led businesses that build products, platforms or marketplaces in a manner that utilizes technology and information in new ways.
Jacqueline is the New York Times best-selling author of “The Blue Sweater”. Her second book “Manifesto for a Moral Revolution” will be published in May 2020. In 2001, Jacqueline founded Acumen with the idea of investing philanthropic “patient-capital” in entrepreneurs seeking to solve the toughest issues of poverty.
Pat Wadors serves as Chief Talent Officer for ServiceNow, the digital workflow company making work, work better for people. That purpose, as well as Pat’s longtime focus on building healthy companies that scale, drives her vision to create amazing employee experiences for ServiceNow’s 10,000+ people around the world.
Judy Chu was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in July 2009. She represents the 27th Congressional District, which includes Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley of southern California. Rep. Chu currently serves on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over legislation pertaining to taxes, revenues, Social Security, and Medicare.
Alejandra is the CEO of YWCA USA. She has over two decades of professional experience in Washington, D.C., having served in senior leadership in two presidential administrations. In 2014, Alejandra was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve as the national director of the Minority Business Development Agency, becoming the first Hispanic American woman to lead the agency.
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings is Founder, President, and CEO of Global Policy Solutions, a mission driven strategy firm. She previously served as the chair of the Maryland Democratic Party. Dr. Rockeymoore Cummings has announced a run for Congress in Maryland’s 7th Congressional District to succeed her late husband Congressman Elijah E. Cummings.
Professor Bohnet, the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, is the Academic Dean of Harvard Kennedy School. She is the author of the award-winning book What Works: Gender Equality by Design and advises governments and companies on the topic around the world. Professor Bohnet is also the co-director of the Women and Public Policy Program.
Michelle De La Isla has served as Mayor of Topeka, Kansas since 2018. Previously, she served on the Topeka City Council from 2013-2018. De La Isla is the city’s first Latina, first single mother and second woman to serve as mayor. She is currently a Democratic candidate for Congress to represent Kansas’s Second Congressional District.
Jonah is an Internet entrepreneur and co-founder & CEO of BuzzFeed. Prior to BuzzFeed, he was a co-founder of The Huffington Post.
Goli is the President & CEO of New York Public Radio. Previously, Sheikholeslami served as CEO of Chicago Public Media and as a senior executive for The Washington Post. She has held senior leadership roles across public and private media over her extensive 25 year career, helping both legacy institutions and new players grow and thrive.
Dr. Renee Wittemyer is the Director of Program Strategy and Investments for Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company created by Melinda Gates to advance social progress for women and families in the United States. Renee leads the development and execution of innovation-focused investments and partnerships in areas ranging from women and tech, caregiving solutions to adolescent mental health.
Andrea founded RebelMouse in 2012 and has since worked with such brands as Axios, The Dodo, United Airlines and BlackRock. Previously, she was the CTO of HuffingtonPost. Andrea a proud mom of four and an advocate for the rights of transgender and gender fluid people.
Eileen Donahoe is the Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPI) at Stanford University, FSI/Cyber Policy Center. She served as the first US Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva during the Obama Administration, and as Director of Global Affairs at Human Rights Watch.
Frida is an award-winning Harvard-and-MIT trained neuroscientist turned startup founder, who is passionate about revolutizing access to economic opportunity through unbiased tech. She is the CEO and co-founder of pymetrics, which matches people to top jobs while removing gender and ethnic bias from the hiring process through neuroscience and AI technology.
Dara is an emergency medicine physician, professor and advocate for the advancement of women in medicine. While treating patients, Dara became infected with COVID-19 and has become a leading advocate for the risks the pandemic poses to healthcare workers’ mental health. Additionally, Dara is the Founder and CEO of FemInEM.
Shaiza Rizavi is a managing member and portfolio manager at Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. (GGHC), a New York-based growth-equity brokerage and investment management firm dedicated to individual investors. Ms. Rizavi serves on the boards of trustees of the American Museum of Natural History, the Calhoun School, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and Acumen.
Daisy is the Chief People Officer at Vice Media and the Founder and CEO of Auger-Dominguez Ventures, a consultancy that takes global companies and social impact organizations from inclusive workplace culture theory to practice through organizational psychology, strategic planning and capacity building.
Kevin Merida is a senior vice president at ESPN and editor in chief of The Undefeated, the nation’s premier platform exploring the intersections of race, sports and culture. Since its launch in May 2016, The Undefeated has won numerous awards for its content, produced seven television specials, six music videos, two New York Times bestselling children’s books, and convened more than a dozen townhalls and other live events on topics ranging from the achievements of black female athletes to social activism in sports.
Melissa Bell is an American journalist and technologist. She helped launch the Indian business newspaper Mint, and held several positions at The Washington Post, starting in 2010. In 2014, co-founded the news and opinion website Vox where she currently serves as publisher.
Jeanne Jang is an executive with a proven track record of creating new businesses in digital and emerging tech, currently serving as head of Ventures and Labs at E*TRADE. Her General Management experiences include strategy, M&A, product development, business development, and start-up ecosystem development.
Emma recently became 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, animal rights, after eight years as Deputy Director of Avaaz.
Dee leads PWB’s corporate diversity and inclusion strategy focused on creating and implementing innovative, sustainable plans that promote inclusion, diversity and equity across stakeholder groups. She develops and manages education and engagement programs for internal and external audiences, including candidates, employees, clients, partners, suppliers and community groups. Represent PWB as diversity ambassador.
Rick C. Wade is vice president of Strategic Alliances and Outreach at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Wade develops and implements programs and initiatives to help the Chamber create new business relationships and partnerships across diverse audiences.
Natasha collaborates with community volunteers around the world to ensure events are being created and organized to attract, retain and promote women in the technology fields. In addition she works on curating speakers for the Male Ally Summit and teaching individuals to code under Code with AnitaB.org Initiative.
Shelley Zalis is an internationally-renowned thought leader for advancing equality in the workplace. As the first female chief executive ranked in the research industry’s top 25, she changed the game, helped elevate feminine values in the workplace and has devoted herself to becoming a mentor and role model to women and leaders in her industry. Today, through The Female Quotient, Zalis is advancing gender equality across many industries and career levels with the Equality Lounge®, pop-up experiences at conferences across the globe.
Vir is an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in bringing together teams to build engaging products for the next billion global internet users and the future of work. He is currently leading India strategy for Recruit Holding's Indeed.com.
Kathryn Minshew is the CEO & Founder of The Muse and loves helping people find careers they actually enjoy. She has spoken at MIT and Harvard, appeared on The TODAY Show and CNN, and contributes on career and entrepreneurship topics to the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review.
Liz is the co-founder and CEO of WayUp, the go-to platform for early-career professionals (students & recent grads) to explore opportunities, receive advice, and get hired by employers. Prior to founding WayUp 6 years ago, Liz worked at Google in India as a Product Marketing Manager.
Adda is the founder and CEO of Skillcrush, an online tech-education company helping our students make a career change into tech. Skillcrush has been featured in The New York Times, BBC, Fast Company and PBS, amongst others.
Judith is the CEO of Grasshopper Bank, a digital banking service. Judith was on the founding executive team for Square 1 Bank in 2005, responsible for venture capital services globally. She previously worked at Imperial and Comerica.
Rha Goddess is THE entrepreneurial soul coach behind hundreds of breakthrough changemakers, cultural visionaries, and social entrepreneurs. In 2011 Rha founded Move The Crowd, an entrepreneurial training company dedicated to creative and cultural entrepreneurs working at the intersection of values, profitability and social impact.
Janos Marton is a lawyer and criminal justice reformer who has spent his career fighting against powerful interests and standing up for New York communities. As Special Counsel to the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, Marton investigated Democrats, Republicans, and special interests. Janos is a candidate in the 2021 Democratic Primary for Manhattan District Attorney, taking place on June 22, 2021.
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.
Princess is a software developer and artificial intelligence enthusiast based in Nigeria. Before joining PowerToFly, she served as the Network Director for Women Who Code and Program Manager for FavCode54.
Jomayra has experience working with early and growth-stage companies both as an investor and an operator. She is incredibly passionate about partnering with entrepreneurs to help grow and scale their companies. Prior to Cowboy, she spent nearly 3 years as an investor at Emerson Collective.
Craig is the Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He has worked in Africa and Southeast Asia as a field epidemiologist on numerous projects examining access to medical care and human rights, including measuring mortality and maternal health in Burundi, access to legal documentation in Indonesia, child separation in emergencies in D.R. Congo and South Sudan, and coordinating Doctors Without Borders national epidemiological response in Guinea during the Ebola outbreak.
Bridget is responsible for global strategy, client engagement and business development efforts at Citi, where she is actively engaged in Citi’s gender equity and inclusion initiatives. Bridget is also co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Financial and Monetary Systems.
Dr. Sheila Robinson is Owner and Publisher of Diversity Woman Magazine, a professional business magazine for women leaders, executives and entrepreneurs of all races, cultures and backgrounds. Dr. Robinson is a former Marketing Director with the textiles division of global chemical giant DuPont, where she traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad tracking apparel trends displayed at industry events.
Rachel is currently a Senior Fellow & Director at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, she served as Senior Advisor, Women’s Issues to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign and as Executive Director, Office of Women and Girls at the Clinton Foundation.
Michelle leads Area 120, a startup incubator at Google with 25+ teams building new products and businesses at Google. Michelle is also the CEO and Co-Founder of Influencer Series, an invite-only community of technology leaders.
Regina currently serves as Senior Vice President at MINDBODY, your source for fitness memberships, workout classes, wellness services, beauty appointments, while also serving as the Vice Mayor for the City of East Palo Alto. Previously, Regina worked as Chief of Staff at both eBay and Facebook.
Carol Fishman Cohen is the Chair and Co-founder of career reentry firm iRelaunch, which works with over 100 global employers to build and expand their in-house return to work programs, and engages with a community of more than 80,000 "relaunchers." Her TED talk "How to get back to work after a career break” has over three million views and has been translated into 30 languages. Cohen hosts the 3,2,1 iRelaunch podcast, which has released140 episodes that have been downloaded over 200,000 times.
Sarah Kunst is the managing director of Cleo Capital & a contributing editor at Marie Claire Magazine. She has served as a senior advisor at Bumble where she focused on their corporate VC arm Bumble Fund and on the board of the Michigan State University Foundation endowment.
Patricia is the Principal Technology Product Director and Engineering Manager for Dow Jones Professional Information Business. She is also the author of “Blind Ambition: How to Envision Your Limitless Potential” and has delivered keynotes on the topic of goal achievement to schools, conferences, corporate audiences, as well as fundraisers.
Katharine is an experienced business leader with a background in law and the media industry. Trained as an attorney before moving into business and operations, Katherine first served as VP of the advertising department and then as CEO and Publisher of The Washington Post. She is currently COO of DineXpert.
Maureen Hoch is the Editor of HBR.org and the Managing Director of Digital Content for Harvard Business Publishing. She leads Harvard Business Review’s award-winning digital newsroom and the HBP Content Lab, which drives editorial innovation across the company. Among her previous roles, Maureen was the Managing Editor for Digital News at the PBS NewsHour and the Global Web Editor at the World Bank.
Natalie Egan (she / hers) is the CEO & Founder of Translator, a leading Diversity & Inclusion software platform for corporations, schools, and non-profits. Prior to Translator, she was the CEO & Founder of PeopleLinx, a venture capital backed social selling / HR-Tech company that was acquired in 2016.
Carolyn Parent has spent over 20 years in technology industries as an entrepreneur and sales leader. As CEO and President of LiveSafe, she is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the mobile safety and communications company while expanding into new markets.
Amol Sarva is the CEO and co-founder of Knotel, the world’s leading flexible workspace platform. Founded in 2016, Knotel is now in 200+ locations with over 4 million square feet across four continents. Prior to starting Knotel, Amol co-founded several startups including Virgin Mobile USA, Peek, Halo Neuroscience and built a building in New York called East of East.
Kristy is the CEO of Ellevate Network, a global community for professional women, where she drives the vision of an organization redefining how women network in a digital age and hosts the Ellevate Podcast: Conversations with Women Changing the Face of Business.
Leah manages a fully distributed team that spans 37 countries, and sincerely honors leading the team that builds, nurtures, and supports the growing number of Elasticians around the world. Prior to Elastic, she led HR at Plum Organics through a period of high growth following an acquisition by Campbell Soup Company
Raya Fratkina is a Director of Engineering at Elastic, specializing in Kibana Data visualization and discovery capabilities. at Elastic, focusing on Kibana Data visualization and discovery capabilities. Prior to that, she managed development teams, product, and projects working on online shopping, product search, and dialog systems.
Sarah is the president and chief executive officer at the Alliance for Health Policy. She drives the mission and vision of the Alliance, as well as advances and maintains the reputation of the organization as the leading nonpartisan resource for policymakers and health leaders in an evolving health policy environment.
Tana is currently serving as CEO of Blur Rail, a scalable organization committed to delivering low-carbon travel experiences to our customers. She is passionate about the role of design in the digital transformation of business practices for greater efficacy.
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.
Katy is a visionary leader of transformative high-impact teams and a mentor to rising professionals. Currently she is a Senior Program Manager Lead for the Google Assistant global engineering product launch efforts, building scalable solutions to complex problems.
Elena is the President of Musala Soft, а software services company with development based in Bulgaria and Macedonia and multinational clients. She is also an active community member engaged in projects dedicated to the promotion of the Bulgarian and European business climate.
Jacqueline E. Kalk represents and counsels management clients in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, crowdsourcing and virtual companies. Jacqueline’s practice encompasses a broad range of employment law matters, with a particular focus on independent contractor classification and wage and hour litigation and analysis.
Margaret is a shareholder in Littler's Denver office. She represents clients in a variety of industries including transportation, manufacturing, retail, government contracting and the oil and gas industry, in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state equivalents.
Amber Takahashi is the founder of Brown Girl, Tech World, a digital safe space and non profit organization for brown women & girls navigating the tech industry, and an advocate for women in technology. She is also currently a software engineer at Swift.
Kaley is an experienced Principal Recruiter with a demonstrated history of working in the Telecommunications industry. Before joining Raytheon Technologies, Kaley held positions at Nexius and Experian. She holds a Master's focused in Management from The University of Phoenix.
Lauren is currently Fair Chance Development Manager at Checkr, who uses advanced background check technology, companies of all sizes can better understand the dynamics of the changing workforce, bring transparency and fairness to their hiring. Prior to joining Checkr, Lauren served as Director, Reentry Division for the City and County of San Francisco - Adult Probation Program.
Limor recently became the Director of Mentorship at PowerToFly. Previously, she served as Director, Cloud Compute and Engineering Manager at DigitalOcean. Limor also volunteers with Plato where she mentors managers and leaders.
Josie is an award-winning Director of Product and Platform Engineering with an extensive background leading and supporting the creation of innovative, consumer facing products. At Tile, she has spearheaded all aspects of Tile location-finding technology integrations.
Carla is the founder of STORi Digital, an AI-backed partnerships discovery tool. She previously held roles at United Entertainment Group and CAA. Carla is also the founder of CoffeeXChange, a peer-to-peer program that commits executives of color to each other’s projects.
Gabby is a Principal at Crosslink, a leading early-stage VC firm based in San Francisco, where she leads investments in early-stage enterprise and consumer technology companies, including SaaS, marketplaces, internet services, and digital healthcare.
Andrea is a Principal at early-stage venture capital fund, Lerer Hippeau. Previously, she held management and business development roles at portfolio companies The Dodo and Bark & Co. Andrea worked in corporate development while at Advance Publications and managed client relationships for Thomson Reuters.
Lynn has devoted her legal career to helping companies succeed. She is the co-lead DWT’s NextGen Tech initiative and founded DWT’s Project W with the mission of providing women entrepreneurs with the tools, connections, and expertise necessary to build successful businesses.
Dan Guido is the CEO of Trail of Bits, a cybersecurity firm he founded in 2012. During his tenure, Dan has grown the team to 60 engineers, built an industry-leading blockchain security practice, and refined open-source tools for the endpoint security market.
Marcus is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of North Base Media is an investment firm specializing in journalism-related media and technology companies serving growth markets, especially in the developing world. He was executive editor of The Washington Post from 2008-2012.
Zeryn is the Chief Financial and People Officer at Code for America. Prior to joining Code for America, Zeryn worked in various roles on the business side, most recently as Chief Financial Officer at Achaogen, a public biopharmaceutical company focused on the unmet need of multi-drug resistant bacterial infections.
Leezel a data-driven bridge journalist, consultant and entrepreneur at the intersection of editorial, product, audience development, business development, marketing and sales. She currently runs Membership & Innovation at HuffPost. Previously she worked at CNNMoney, CBSNews.com, VICE News, NowThis, ABCNews.com, KCBS/KCAL and The Press-Enterprise newspaper in Southern California.
Lynn is a startup veteran with more than 15 years of experience building and growing consumer Internet businesses. Prior to founding UrbanSitter, Lynn served as founder and CEO of Xuny.com and VP of Business Development at Bridgepath.com. At Gap Inc., LaSalle Partners, and Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Lynn gained extensive business and transaction experience. Lynn is passionate about connecting people with each other. Uniting babysitters and parents is her latest quest.
Swa De is a Senior Manager in EY’s Financial Services Technology Transformation Strategy practice with more than 13+ years of technology consulting experience primarily in the areas of IT strategy, mergers and acquisitions, planning and operations, technology portfolio modernization, IT infrastructure transformation roadmap and governance, program / project management and information security.
Payal is a Senior Manager in the IT Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP. She leads the IT Investment Management, Portfolio Prioritization and IT Governance service offerings as a part of the CIO services practice. She has over 8 years of experience in the financial services consulting industry and has worked for GSEs, Banking, Capital Markets and Insurance clients in the USA, Canada, Europe and India.
Jill is a Specialist at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences where she has launched and expanded a formal program for alumni of Academy Foundation Talent Development programs. Jill previously worked & learned at the world's largest suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ youth and is a 2020 Forté Foundation MBALaunch Fellow.
Deborah, a principal at Deloitte & Touche LLP, is the US Cyber Risk Services leader for Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory. Deborah has more than 25 years of information technology experience spanning numerous industries, with an in-depth focus on government and public services, life sciences and health care, and financial services.
Brigid Schulte is the author of the New York Times bestselling book on time pressure, Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when No One has the Time, which named one of the notable books of the year by the Washington Post and NPR, and won the Virginia Library Association’s literary nonfiction award. She now serves as the founding director of The Good Life Initiative at the nonpartisan think tank, New America, and director of The Better Life Lab.
Danielle advises technology and high growth companies throughout their lifecycles on incorporation and formation; seed, strategic and venture capital financings; corporate governance; mergers and acquisitions and public offerings. She also regularly represents investors in financing and restructuring transactions.
Alison is a designer, author, and entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in design research, branding, and product innovation. Her clients include BOSE, Google X, Boston Dynamics, and several cutting edge new businesses.
Francesca is currently Senior Engineering Manager, Vrbo Marketing Data at Expedia Group. In addition to roles at Vrbo and HomeAway, Francesca served as Software Group Manager at National Instruments and has mentored elementary students in robotics.
Sasha is a Principal at BBI Engineering where she previously served as Lead Creative Programmer. She specializes in interactive museum exhibits. She previously held the position of Senior Lecturer in Interactive Design at the California College of the Arts.
Maria is an experienced designer and artist, working with public institutions large and small. She has created projects for such sites as the Walker Art Center, the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neurosciences, the the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living, and the Exploratorium. She teaches in the graduate Interaction Design program at the California College of the Arts. She has a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Colorado, and an MFA in Design from Stanford University.
Sherrell Dorsey is a data journalist, social entrepreneur, and speaker. She is also the founder of ThePLUG, providing in-depth reporting and analysis on the Black innovation economy. As the founder of Build the Good, a community development consulting company, Sherrell runs BLKTECH Interactive—North Carolina’s first hub supporting over 2,000 Black entrepreneurs and technologists.
Matt has applied behavioral science to practical problems at startups, Fortune 500 companies and served as the Chief Behavioral officer at Clover Health. An in-demand speaker, Matt is the author of the book, Start at the End: How To Build Products that Create Change.
Ronit is a software development leader with 20 years experience in both corporate and startup companies. Prior to joining Smartsheet, a cloud-based work execution platform, she led AI innovations and the Alexa Skill Kit Conversational Tooling team at Amazon.
Jes is passionate about creating fundamental change in People Operations. As Co-Founder of The Rise Journey, she works with growth stage companies to design and implement strategies to build the best team and develop a sustainable organizational culture. Prior to joining Quartet Health, Jes was Director of People and Culture at TodayTix.
Ursula is the Founder of RiverSound Solutions, whose mission is to create computing software for personal growth and education and where she leads the software and curriculum development for interactive storytelling. Ursula is a part time faculty member at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School.
Gloria is VP of Business Development at GrayMeta – an intelligent metadata solutions company powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. Prior to GrayMeta, she held roles at Endeavor Streaming, Fox Networks, Miramax, Accenture and Deloitte. Gloria is the Founding President of Asian Americans in Media (AIM) and Director-at-Large for Women in Cable Telecommunications’ New York chapter (WICT – NY).
Shweta is passionate about People and Technology. She has 12+ years of experience in building world-class high performing teams and promoting a culture of openness and innovation. Before joining Packet, Shweta served as Director of Engineering, Networking at DigitalOcean.
Chisom served on the Global Marketing Solutions team at Facebook prior to joining the team at Pinterest. Previously, she worked in brand partnerships at Twitter, research & strategy at Edelman and global marketing at L’Oreal.
Randi Braun is an executive coach, consultant, speaker, and the Founder of Something Major. She has coached leaders across the Fortune 500, financial services and real estate investment firms, law firms, start-ups, non-profits, and trade associations.
Devi is a lead engineer, software consultant and trainer based in India. She is currently a Staff Engineer for Razorpay, a converged payments solution company, and for five years worked as Lead Developer/Architect at PowerToFly.
Mikki is an experienced Senior Quality Engineer at S&P Global. In addition to S&P Global, she has held engineering/developer roles at Charter Communications, Axion Health, Galvanize and more.
Julie is an experienced Technical Software Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the payment and financial industry. Before joining Vrbo, she held roles at Dover Fueling Solutions, Systems Management Solutions and National Instruments.
Tiffany is the CEO & founder of Diversability, an award-winning social enterprise to rebrand disability through the power of community and the founder of the Awesome Foundation Disability Chapter, which awards monthly micro-grants to disability projects ($37.5k to 38 projects in 8 countries). She also served on the San Francisco Mayor’s Disability Council.
Mary is a Program Manager of Diversity at CVS Health, with a primary focus on Individuals with Disabilities. She is dedicated to delivering strategic, creative and diverse recruitment strategies, ensuring CVS Health has a best-in-class recruiting model.
Patrice is the founder of Coronavirus News for Black Folks, a weekly newsletter that aims to empower our community by circulating existing coronavirus (COVID-19) news and stories as it relates to the Black Diaspora. She is a former host and writer for BuzzFeed.
Stella is Senior Software Developer at Unbounce. Previously, she served as Software Architect at Hearst and Chief Technology Officer at Mi Aguila. Stella is also the co-organizer of RubyConf Colombia.
Labrina is an experienced IT professional with over 18 years of experience delivering solutions on the Microsoft platform. Ms. Loving is a thought leader in many areas including Cloud Architecture, Portals and Collaboration, Enterprise Search, Custom Web and Mobile Development, and more.
Nour is a Norway-based tech professional with 16+ years of experience in the areas of agile/scrum methodologies, all things Atlassian, Jira, Confluence, Service Desk administration, consultancy, and process definition.
Wendy is an award winning Technology Evangelist and Founder of Community Outreach Programs for women in technology groups. She currently serves as Senior QA Lead / Software Developer for Kantar. She has previous experience as a Senior QA Software Analyst, Senior Designer, Manufacturing Manager, Network Administrator, Server Administrator, and Customer Service liaison.
Marti Gould Cummings has traveled the world entertaining sold out audiences. Their work in politics has led them to have been appointed to serve on the NYC Nightlife Advisory Council as well as Community Board 9. They serve on the Board of Directors for the Ali Forney Center and are running for city council in the 7th District.
Amoré Querida is the co-owner of @intlx, Intlx Productions LLC, a production company based out of Harlem NYC, founded by Harlem School of The Arts Alumni J. Bada (Cellist & Pianist) and DJ/Producer Amoré Querida in 1998. Recognized not only as a collector for her classic golden era, soul, funk, rare groove break sets, she has also gained notoriety for her razor sharp scratching and remixing skills. Donations/tips can be made to Venmo @amorequerida
Topeka K. Sam is the Founder and Executive Director of The Ladies of Hope Ministries – The LOHM, co-founder of HOPE HOUSE NYC, President of TKS Ventures LLC, and Faces & Voices Inc. She serves on the board of directors for Grassroots Leadership, Coalition for Public Safety and The Marshall Project.
I’m a reporter covering the various aspects of diversity and inclusion in business and society at large. Previously, I was a reporter at CNBC, where I focused on leadership and strategic management. I’m a proud alumna of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, receiving honors for my investigative thesis on the alarming number of physicians dying by suicide.
Maggie McGrath is the editor of ForbesWomen, Forbes' vertical dedicated to covering all angles of female entrepreneurship. Previously, she was in charge of covering - and helping to oversee coverage of - the food and drink industry. She has edited the 30 Under 30 Food/Drink list since 2015 and the Just 100 since 2017. She's worked at Forbes since 2013 and in that time has written on everything from the student debt crisis to Triple Crown-contending (and winning) horses.
Before joining PowerToFly in 2019, Dionna served as the Head of Global Talent Strategies & Recruitment Programs at Delta Air Lines. Dionna was named to Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 list and regular featured speaker at conferences. She is most proud of to be a mother to five outstanding children.
Liane Hornsey is the EVP & Chief People Officer at Palo Alto Networks. She has held a myriad of HR leadership positions across Uber, Google, and more top organizations.