About

As our team continues to develop strategies for supporting the next wave of tech leaders, we have been innovating – building ways to keep everyone safe, while providing much-needed spaces for us to convene and focus on solutions to diverse and inclusive leadership, product design, and culture.
That’s why we are excited to be hosting the Tech Inclusion Global Summit: The Next Wave of Leadership!
Instead of our in-person New York Summit planned for Spring 2020, Tech Inclusion will host a global virtual summit to connect the next wave of tech leaders from all over the world.
Join us on May 12, 2020 for a fully virtual summit experience as we discuss Leadership & Professional Growth, Allyship & Culture, Emerging Industry Trends, The Future of Work, and more.

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When

May 12, 2020
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
5:00 PM  – 9:00 PM BST

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Agenda Overview

Global Summit (Pacific Time)
Welcome to the Global Summit Experience
Welcome
9:00 AM
9:15 AM
Melinda Briana Epler, Wayne Sutton

Leadership During COVID-19: Fireside Chat with Alexis Ohanian and Katelin Holloway
Fireside Chat
9:15 AM
9:35 AM
Alexis Ohanian, Katelin Holloway

Envisioning The Future of Work
Panel
9:35 AM
10:05 AM
Andre Ben Hamou, Sheri Byrne-Haber, Will Abbey, Brandon Sammut, Wayne Sutton

Fireside Chat with Sai Hossain
Fireside Chat
10:05 AM
10:25 AM
Sai Hossain

Leadership & Professional Growth Solo Talks
Solo Talks
10:25 AM
10:55 AM
Ketan Anjaria, Lusen Mendel, Angel Acosta

Interactive Session: Leading with Empathy & Allyship
Workshop
10:55 AM
11:20 AM
Melinda Briana Epler

Break
Break
11:20 AM
11:30 AM

Continuing DEI Work During a Pandemic
Panel
11:30 AM
12:00 PM
Rachel Williams, Ulysses Smith, Jennifer Brown, Melinda Briana Epler
Adapting to the New Reality
Solo Talks
12:00 PM
12:30 PM
Andy Ayim, David Spinks

Parenting and #WFH / #ShelterInPlace During COVID-19
Conversation
12:30 PM
12:55 PM
Leslie Feinzaig, Jessica Eggert, Xiao Wang

Closing and Next Steps
Closing
12:55 PM
1:00 PM
Melinda Briana Epler, Wayne Sutton

Global Summit (Pacific Time)

Global Summit (Pacific Time)
Break
Break
11:20 AM
11:30 AM

Global Summit (Pacific Time)

  • Break Break
    11:20 AM - 11:30 AM
Global Summit (Pacific Time)
Closing and Next Steps
Closing
12:55 PM
1:00 PM
Melinda Briana Epler, Wayne Sutton

Global Summit (Pacific Time)

Global Summit (Pacific Time)
Continuing DEI Work During a Pandemic
Panel
11:30 AM
12:00 PM
Rachel Williams, Ulysses Smith, Jennifer Brown, Melinda Briana Epler

Global Summit (Pacific Time)

Global Summit (Pacific Time)
Envisioning The Future of Work
Panel
9:35 AM
10:05 AM
Andre Ben Hamou, Sheri Byrne-Haber, Will Abbey, Brandon Sammut, Wayne Sutton

Global Summit (Pacific Time)

Global Summit (Pacific Time)
Parenting and #WFH / #ShelterInPlace During COVID-19
Conversation
12:30 PM
12:55 PM
Leslie Feinzaig, Jessica Eggert, Xiao Wang

Global Summit (Pacific Time)

Global Summit (Pacific Time)
Fireside Chat with Sai Hossain
Fireside Chat
10:05 AM
10:25 AM
Sai Hossain

Global Summit (Pacific Time)

No events available!
Global Summit (Pacific Time)
Interactive Session: Leading with Empathy & Allyship
Workshop
10:55 AM
11:20 AM
Melinda Briana Epler

Global Summit (Pacific Time)

Global Summit (Pacific Time)
Leadership & Professional Growth Solo Talks
Solo Talks
10:25 AM
10:55 AM
Ketan Anjaria, Lusen Mendel, Angel Acosta

Global Summit (Pacific Time)

Global Summit (Pacific Time)
Leadership During COVID-19: Fireside Chat with Alexis Ohanian and Katelin Holloway
Fireside Chat
9:15 AM
9:35 AM
Alexis Ohanian, Katelin Holloway

Global Summit (Pacific Time)

Global Summit (Pacific Time)
Adapting to the New Reality
Solo Talks
12:00 PM
12:30 PM
Andy Ayim, David Spinks

Global Summit (Pacific Time)

Global Summit (Pacific Time)
Welcome to the Global Summit Experience
Welcome
9:00 AM
9:15 AM
Melinda Briana Epler, Wayne Sutton

Global Summit (Pacific Time)

No events available!

Supporting Sponsor

Blend

Event Sponsors

AppDynamics
Buildkite

Friend Sponsors

Remitly
Interpreter Now

Media Partner

Cointelegraph

Community Partners

Diversability
Hidden
Diversily
NY Tech Alliance
Female Founders Alliance
Diversein
Tech Ladies
37 Angels
Autism Success in Tech
Women Who Code
Muslamic Makers
Community Growth Venture
Heroikka
SF International Women Entrepreneurs Forum
Techtonica
TechEquity Collaborative
Equal Entry
Tech by Choice
DiversityComm

Speakers

Alexis Kerry Ohanian
Alexis Kerry Ohanian
Cofounder, Managing Partner at Initialized Capital
Rachel Williams
Rachel Williams
Head of EID Talent Strategy at X - the moonshot factory
Katelin Holloway
Katelin Holloway
Partner at Initialized Capital
Sai Hossain
Sai Hossain
CEO at Crowdcast
Andre Ben Hamou
Andre Ben Hamou
Director of Engineering at LinkedIn
Ulysses Smith
Ulysses Smith
Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at Blend
Sheri Byrne-Haber
Sheri Byrne-Haber
Head of Accessibility at VMware
Leslie Feinzaig
Leslie Feinzaig
Founder, CEO at Female Founders Alliance
Jennifer Brown
Jennifer Brown
Founder and CEO at Jennifer Brown Consulting
David Spinks
David Spinks
Founder of CMX, VP of Community at Bevy
Ketan Anjaria
Ketan Anjaria
CEO at HireClub
Jessica Eggert
Jessica Eggert
CEO, Co-Founder at LegUp
Brandon Sammut
Brandon Sammut
Chief People & Culture Officer at LiveRamp
Will Abbey
Will Abbey
SVP Partner Enablement at Arm
Xiao	Wang
Xiao Wang
CEO at Boundless Immigration
Andy Ayim
Andy Ayim
Creator at Angel Investing School
Angel Acosta
Angel Acosta
Doctoral Candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University
Lusen Mendel
Lusen Mendel
Interview and Negotiation Speaker at Candidate Planet
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Melinda Briana Epler
Founder, CEO at Change Catalyst
Wayne Sutton
Wayne Sutton
Co-Founder, CTO at Change Catalyst

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Inclusion and Accessibility

THIS IS AN ACCESSIBLE ENVIRONMENT WHERE EVERYONE IS WELCOME AND INCLUDED.

All Tech Inclusion events are a safe and innovative space for people across every gender, race, ethnicity, religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, visible and invisible disability, and age, as well as veterans and people who have been incarcerated. Our Code of Conduct is vital to creating a safe space online and offline, and all participants play an important role in making sure it is upheld and enforced.

It is very important to us that everyone attending the online summit feels safe and respected. We strictly enforce our Code of Conduct at all Tech Inclusion events, and ask that all attendees read the Tech Inclusion Global Summit Code of Conduct.

We work hard to make our events accessible to everyone. This summit will have live captioning (White Coat Captioning) and ASL interpreters (Interpreter Now). If you have other accessibility needs, we’ll do our best – please let us know when you RSVP! 

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Using culture and behavior change strategies, we partner with the tech industry to drive solutions to diversity and inclusion together: across education, workplace, entrepreneurship, policy, media/entertainment and ecosystem builders.

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Interested in volunteering? Tech Inclusion is made possible in part by our awesome volunteer community, and we’d love for you to be part of this summit. Sign up to be a volunteer here.

Code of Conduct It is very important to us that everyone attending the summit feels safe and respected. We will be strictly enforcing our Code of Conduct at all Tech Inclusion events. Please read it here.

Summit Recording: Change Catalyst is an educational company that supports and catalyzes people leading change. We photograph, video and audio record our events to share important discussions and experiences with people who are unable to attend in person. By entering our online location during our event, you agree that Change Catalyst has the right to use your likeness, image, voice, etc. in photos, videos and in any educational, marketing, advertising or related endeavors. You will not be compensated in any way for the use of your likeness, image, voice, etc. Being on these premises during our event means that you release and hold harmless Change Catalyst from any claims or actions that arise as a result of this production. Thank you so much for your support and cooperation. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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