Marie Roker-Jones is the co-Ceo of Essteem, a startup that organizes hackathons for employers to recruit, hire, and retain women and people of color in tech. She is a social impact startup founder with over ten years of experience in leading gender and racial diversity strategies for inclusion and belonging. Marie has helped tech companies and startups with their diversity hiring goals through Veteran and military spouse initiatives. Marie also has workforce and career development experience creating workforce re-entry programs for underrepresented communities. Marie has facilitated dialogue in racial healing and debiasing through #CompassionConvos.