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Career Fair

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The Bently Reserve, 301 Battery St. San Francisco, CA 94111

#TechInclusion
Career Fair Date

Wednesday, October 17th, 11am – 3pm Career Fair

Career Fair Location

Wednesday, October 17th – The Bently Reserve, 301 Battery St. San Francisco, CA 94111

Tech Inclusion 2018
About The Career Fair

Our unique career fair connects diverse talent with tech companies who care about diversity. Companies meet diverse, talented engineers, data scientists, marketers, project managers and more. Candidates meet leading tech companies, investment firms and schools – plus have access to resume workshops, career coaching and professional headshots. The Career Fair is connected to our Tech Inclusion 2018 Conference in October.

Key Outcomes: access to our highly diverse tech talent pipeline; recruiting team experiences a diverse and inclusive tech event; non-stop discussions & stacks of resumes from diverse talent.

Career Fair Companies
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https://www.medallia.com/
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Google.com
https://mesosphere.com/
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Symantec logo
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affirm
Doximity
Adobe
Credit Karma
Zillow
Asana
Fivetran
Oracle
Canvas
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New Relic
Puppet
Jama Software
Postman
Level access
Career Fair Speakers and Workshop Instructors

Jill Wesley

Founder at Science + Soul of Speaking

Jill Wesley has been the "secret weapon" for leaders and entrepreneurs who give major keynotes on massive stages. In her 25-year career, Jill has trained and coached over 80,000 executives and high-performing employees in some of the world's top companies and institutions (Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Square, Stanford Law School, Johns Hopkins University, NFL Players Association and Panasonic, to name a few). She's coached Pulitzer Prize winning journalists, award winning filmmakers, and world famous scientists. As a speaker, she's delivered more than 300 keynotes in all 50 states and in 25 countries. She's the speaker coach for TEDxSanFrancisco and her clients' talks have been viewed by millions. She’s the author of the “The Prep Kit for a TEDx Style Talk” and her passion is helping leaders ignite a movement and change the world with speaking. She offers private coaching and group programs for leaders who want to leave a legacy.

Lus RC Mendel

Director of Interviewing at Karat

Lus RC, they/them, Director of Interviewing at Karat, a company that specializes in technical interviewing. Karat interviewer engineers have conducted over 20,000 interviews with a focus on predictability, consistency and candidate experience. By analyzing feedback and outcomes, Karat has identified specific best practices for screening in top talent and leveling the playing field. Before Karat, Lus managed engineering teams at Indiegogo and Rackspace, founded a couple startups of their own, worked as a software engineer and research consultant, and graduated with a couple computer science degrees from MIT. Lus has given talks and workshops at Velocity, NCWIT, Apple, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and various universities and schools. PS - If you're an engineer or middle manager with a specific mentor-type question, shoot me an email at lus@lusrc.com to schedule a phone call or coffee chat. I'd be honored to hear your story and offer encouragement if not actual advice on topics such as asking for a raise, negotiating an offer, handling workplace frustrations and figuring out career goals and stepping stones.

Shane Skikne

Senior Interviewer and Mentor at Karat

Shane Skikne can always be found working on a variety of projects involving education and technology. He's currently working with Karat.io as a Senior Interviewer and an Interviewer Mentor. He also works as a Product Engineer on the Summit Personalized Learning Platform at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. He attended Olin College of Engineering where he studied Computer Engineering with a focus in Human Decision-Making.

Amanda Townsend

HR Manager at Fivetran

As a career coach, HR leader, and experiential marketer, Amanda Townsend has a well-rounded and unique background in the business of people. Currently, Amanda leads HR, recruiting, employee engagement, culture, diversity and employer branding for Fivetran, an international start-up based in Oakland, CA. In her previous career in experiential marketing, Amanda managed hundreds of experiences for global brands like Boeing, Microsoft, and even the POTUS. Amanda is also the Founder & CEO of BoldChange, a consulting firm that elevates individuals, leaders and organizations by empowering them with strategies and content built for ultimate transformation. Her number one mission is to empower others to achieve their goals and greatness through powerful, educational content and workshops.

Krysti Specht

Sr. Workforce Development Specialist at Office of Economic and Workforce Development

Krysti moved from Southern California to San Francisco in 2006 to attend San Francisco State University, where she obtained her BA in English and BS in Public Health. While attending SFSU, she began working for the Japanese Community Youth Council. Krysti spent nine years working for the Japanese Community Youth Council in the San Francisco. During her time as Associate Director with JCYC, she oversaw college outreach programs in 12 schools and with 25 staff that provided direct counseling to over 2,500 students annually. She was an acting Fellow for the Women’s Foundation of California in 2013-2014, where she researched, designed and lobbied for a Senate bill that required the implementation of degree tracking services in all community colleges throughout California. A passionate supporter and advocate for access, Krysti has a Master’s Degree in Policy Management from Georgetown University, where she focused on financial aid reform for students in higher education. While in Washington D.C., Krysti was the Director of State Outreach Initiatives for the Council for Opportunity in Education. In this role, she lobbied and advocated for low income, first-generation college support programs nationally and at the state level. Krysti Specht is currently a Senior Workforce Development Specialist for TechSF, a workforce training initiative under the Office of Economic and Workforce Development in the City & County of San Francisco. Within this role, she supports the pipeline of readied professionals seeking tech jobs through funding opportunities, apprenticeship, online educational tools and exposure events for job seekers.

Rachel Miller-Hee

Customer Success Manager at LinkedIn

Born and raised in the Bay Area, I have been working in tech for five years here in San Francisco. I believe strongly on building bridges and inroads within our local and global community. That is why I am so excited to be at LinkedIn where we strive to create economic opportunity for the members of the global workforce. As a Customer Success Manager for LinkedIn Learning I have the unique opportunity to help people to reach their professional goals through cultivating tailored learning that helps guide individuals towards their economic goals.

Wayne Sutton

Co-Founder, CTO at Change Catalyst

Wayne Sutton is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Change Catalyst and its Tech Inclusion programs. Change Catalyst is dedicated to exploring innovative solutions to diversity and inclusion in tech through the Tech Inclusion Conference, training, workshops and the Change Catalyst Startup Fellows Program. Sutton’s experience includes years of establishing partnerships with large brands to early stage startups. As a leading voice in diversity and inclusion in tech, Sutton shares his thoughts on solutions and culture in various media outlets where he has been featured in TechCrunch, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal. In addition to mentoring and advising early stage startups, Sutton’s life goal is to educate entrepreneurs who are passionate about using technology to change the world. Wayne has over 14 years experience in technology, design and business development. Wayne has been recognized as one of the Silicon Valley 100 coolest people in tech, one of the 52 hottest new stars in Silicon Valley, one of the 46 Most Important African-Americans In Technology by Business Insider and one of the Top 100 most influential black people on social media in 2014. In 2014 Wayne co-founded BUILDUP, a non-profit designed to support an inclusive ecosystem of entrepreneurs through educational workshops and fellows program for underrepresented tech founders. In 2011, Wayne co-founded the NewMe Accelerator, the first minority led startup accelerator/incubator in Silicon Valley which was featured in CNN Black in America 4. Prior to NewMe he worked in media in Raleigh, NC for NBC17 and the News and Observer. In 2009 Wayne was the co-founder of TriOut, a mobile location-based startup in Raleigh, NC which exited. Wayne has worked with large brands, Inc 500 companies and advises several technology startups. With a passion for community Wayne has organized Social Media Conferences, tech meetups, and hackathons such as the world’s first Food Hackathon, which assembled leading food innovators, chefs, developers, designers and entrepreneurs to collaborate on solutions in the food ecosystem. Wayne has been featured on CNN, BBC, USA Today, TechCrunch, Mashable, Black Enterprise, and various online media outlets. Being an early adopter Wayne was one of the first 1000 users on Twitter which as lead to a loyal following not only on Twitter, but Facebook and Google+. His blog SocialWayne.com has been ranked one of the 50 best technology and social media blogs in the world over the years. Wayne is a past TED attendee in 2012. With a passion for education and storytelling, Wayne has spoken at several universities and major internet and technology focused conferences such as Stanford, UC Berkeley, Duke, UNC, NC State, TEDx, World Wide Web(WWW) Conference, O’Reilly Web 2.0 Expo, South By South West (SXSW), DockerCon 2015 and for the U.S. Embassy Jamaica during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015.

Melinda Briana Epler

Founder, CEO at Change Catalyst

Melinda Briana Epler has more than 25 years of experience elevating brands and developing business innovation and inclusion strategies for startups, tech hubs, social enterprises, Fortune 500 companies and global NGOs. As Founder & CEO of Change Catalyst, Melinda empowers diverse, inclusive and sustainable tech innovation through events, education, mentorship and funding. Through Tech Inclusion, an initiative of Change Catalyst, she partners with the tech community to solve diversity and inclusion together. Her work spans the full tech ecosystem, from Education to Workplace, Entrepreneurship, Policy and Media. Melinda speaks, mentors and writes about diversity and inclusion in tech, social entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurs and investing. She is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker – her film and television work includes projects that exposed the AIDS crisis in South Africa, explored women’s rights in Turkey, and prepared communities for the effects of climate change. She has worked on several television shows, including NBC’s The West Wing.

Jill Wesley

Jill Wesley

Founder at Science + Soul of Speaking

Jill Wesley

Founder at Science + Soul of Speaking

Lus RC Mendel

Lus RC Mendel

Director of Interviewing at Karat

Lus RC Mendel

Director of Interviewing at Karat

Shane Skikne

Shane Skikne

Senior Interviewer and Mentor at Karat

Shane Skikne

Senior Interviewer and Mentor at Karat

Amanda Townsend

Amanda Townsend

HR Manager at Fivetran

Amanda Townsend

HR Manager at Fivetran

Krysti Specht

Krysti Specht

Sr. Workforce Development Specialist at Office of Economic and Workforce Development

Krysti Specht

Sr. Workforce Development Specialist at Office of Economic and Workforce Development

Rachel Miller-Hee

Rachel Miller-Hee

Customer Success Manager at LinkedIn

Rachel Miller-Hee

Customer Success Manager at LinkedIn

Wayne Sutton

Wayne Sutton

Co-Founder, CTO at Change Catalyst

Wayne Sutton

Co-Founder, CTO at Change Catalyst

Melinda Briana Epler

Melinda Briana Epler

Founder, CEO at Change Catalyst

Melinda Briana Epler

Founder, CEO at Change Catalyst

Career Coaches

I am Hilliary Turnipseed

Head of Talent at Upside Travel

Hilliary Turnipseed is currently the Head of Talent for Upside Travel, a DC-based tech start-up, focused on the DIY business traveler experience. Prior to joining Upside, Hilliary managed talent acquisition and operations for media and technology companies such as POLITICO, Discovery Communications and Blackboard, Inc.

I am Wendy Edelstein

Leadership & Personal Development Coach at Changeover Coaching

Wendy Edelstein, founder of Changeover Coaching works with clients who are ready to confront and overcome such obstacles to success as procrastination, overwhelm, and confidence. The result: increased focus, clarity, and inner strength. Wendy uses her intuition, insight, experience, and wisdom to enable clients to step into their true brilliance—which delights the hell out of her. Her specialties include coaching professional women who are moving into first-time management roles and supporting people through career transition. With her background in writing and communications, she is especially effective in supporting people achieve their writing goals. Wendy is credentialed as an ACC through the International Coach Federation and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through the Coaches Training Institute. Wendy serves on the executive board of the San Francisco Bay Area Coaches (the local ICF chapter) as its secretary. In addition, she is proud to be providing pro bono coaching to The Coaching Fellowship (https://tcfs.org/) which supports young female leaders dedicated to creating a brighter future.

I am Emmanuel Matthews

Machine Intelligence Program Manager at Google

From server virtualization and first-generation wearable technology to fiber optic internet to the home and applied artificial intelligence; Emmanuel's professional experience has been primarily focused around scaling emerging businesses for some of the world's top technology firms. Currently, he functions as a Machine Intelligence Program Manager and Innovation Guru at Google and is a US Delegate on the national committee for international AI standards. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, he’s a Northeastern University graduate with a degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. His life’s mission is to use his platform to advocate for underrepresented communities; to give them the opportunities they fully deserve, but rarely receive—and in 2017, Emmanuel was honored as a Black Enterprise Modern Man of Distinction. He is on the board of Youth Impact Hub Oakland—an incubator for youth created social enterprises and runs an independent product innovation and advisory group called Amplify Genius.

I am Angela Pablo

User Experience Designer at Google

I've been designing user experiences for over 15 years, and working in small to large teams, from startups to larger companies like Barnes & Noble, Scholastic, and now Google. I'm excited to share more about how I landed in design, the power of empathy and asking questions in building all kinds of products and services for people, and what I'm doing to drive diversity & inclusion in my current role.

I am Ginny Cheng

Head of National Recruiting at Zillow Group

Ginny Cheng is a Recruitment Leader and Marketing Communications Strategist with experience designing and executing Global Tech., University Recruiting and M&A recruiting processes; as well as branding/product marketing through storytelling and events. Ginny Cheng also a Career Happiness Coach with Career Contessa and have a passion in supporting people's career journey.

I am Diana Cappello

Lead Sales Engineer at Clari

Diana Cappello is a teacher at heart but by day she go by Sales Engineer Manager. Her background is as a Salesforce.com advanced administrator; with 7+ years' experience managing cloud apps and 9+ years in sales and marketing. And constantly curious. Diana Cappello is a bay area native with a degree in Film and Digital Media from UC Santa Cruz. When she is not in the office she snowboarding in Tahoe. Specialties: Salesforce.com, Apttus, Quote to Cash automation, Marketo, NetSuite, Intacct, Chrome and Google apps, enterprise software sales, lead management, email marketing, identifying new opportunities, event planning, webinar management, training, business systems, process development and more.

I am Deanna Stouder

Executive and Leadership Coach at Deanna J Stouder Coaching

Deanna’s scientific background provided the platform from which she developed a 26+ year career. It began with a Research Professorship and culminated in the Senior Executive Service within the Federal Government in a variety of increasingly complex and advanced positions. Along this pathway, Deanna’s responsibility broadened from regional, national and international issues and partnerships. Blending her experience within the academic and federal arenas, Deanna began mentoring students, employees, and less experienced colleagues, encouraging them to stretch and explore new and different roles and challenges. She has worked with leaders and executives within the US Government (e.g., Army, Agency for International Development, Department of Labor, Food and Nutrition Service, Forest Service, National Institutes of Health), international organizations, academia and small business to improve performance, achieve results and create effective teams. Deanna is an experienced Executive and Leadership Coach. She is certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC). Deanna serves as an active member of the San Francisco Bay Area Coaches Chapter of ICF. Coaching Approach: Deanna is passionate about facilitating and encouraging personal development and professional satisfaction for individuals and groups. Using her coaching skills and her client’s unique talents, Deanna helps clients see and execute their vision for themselves and their organizations. In doing this, she develops trust, evokes deep insight, and brings value to her client’s vision for the future.

I am Jennifer Fink

Founder/CEO at Fink Development

Jennifer founded Fink Development to help individuals understand their unique value and lead authentic lives. Her coaching philosophy is first and foremost be your authentic self, and the rest will fall into place. Her practice interweaves a balance of coaching and consulting techniques to ensure that you walk away with valuable insights, strategies, or tools with every session. She has held positions in Academics, Business Communication, Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurship, and Career Management at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Harvard Business School, and UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business. Jennifer is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation and serves on the Board of the ICF San Francisco Bay Area Chapter as the Director of Sponsorships. She holds an MBA with a concentration in Strategy and Leadership from UNC Kenan-Flagler, and a BS in Psychology from the University of Florida. She is also certified in the Myers-Briggs Typology Instrument and trained in StrengthsFinder.

I am Kinh DeMaree

Recruiting Partner at Moveworks

Kinh brings over a decade of recruiting, HR, and consulting experience with companies like Facebook, Google, and Anheuser-Busch. She has spoken at events around the world and been featured in Forbes and Huffington Post, among others. She has served as an advisor for startups like CryptoKitties and ZenHub and as a mentor for NextBillion.org and the U.S. Department of State’s Techwomen.org program.

I am Olivia Williams

Head of People Ops//Founder at Welkin Health//Distance Traveled Recruiting, LLC

I started my career as a middle school teacher and basketball coach, and when I transitioned into tech I knew I wanted to find opportunities to continue to coach and mentor. Much of my time spent in tech has been in recruiting roles, starting with Apple, Clever, and then Cloudera. At these organizations I played a key role in growing diverse teams and creating working environments that are inclusive. I'm now Head of People Operations at Welkin Health, where I lead recruiting, HR, and D&I. In addition to this, I'm the founder of Distance Traveled Recruiting, LLC - a recruiting and consulting firm focused on coaching/mentoring diverse talent and matching them with job opportunities in tech.

I am April Speight

CEO at Vogue & Code

April Speight is the CEO and founder of Vogue & Code, a digital platform created to assist tech newbies and aspiring technologists in transitioning into a career in tech. She uses her platform to debunk the myth that you must know how to code in order to work in technology by promoting non-coding careers in tech and featuring first-hand experiences from minorities within the industry. April entered the world of technology following a pivot from the luxury fashion industry to the world of IT. She has worked with various corporate and non-profit organizations to implement new software and revise their technology strategies. Having been considered a Creative Technologist, April uses her love of creative thinking to help others solve business problems with technology while creating a welcoming environment for those with little to no technical skills. Unable to shy away from her love of fashion, April has also created the Culture Shop which features specially curated tech swag to help underrepresented minorities celebrate and promote their current (or new) place in the tech industry.

I am Purva Dandona

Head of Talent Acqusition at Goalbook

Purva Dandona is a first-generation social entrepreneur, activist, talent management and a guru-facilitator. She has over a decade of experience in career development and education advocacy in the San Francisco Bay Area providing services for youth, adults with disabilities, and reentry populations. Prior to that, she led the teacher residency recruitment strategy and on boarding at the largest public school charter network in California, Aspire Public Schools. She is current the Head of Talent Acquisition at Goalbook, an Education Technology company focused on empowering educators. Purva holds a BS in Human Development from UC Davis and an MS in Counseling from Fordham University.

I am Manoj Ramanan

Career/Leadership Coach and Workshop Facilitator at Manoj Academy

Manoj Ramanan is a Career/Leadership Coach and Workshop Facilitator. He works with professionals and mid-level executives to help discover what gives them meaning at work, gain a deeper understanding of their strengths and position themselves for leadership roles. Manoj brings 12+ years of business development and consulting expertise with significant experience of working directly with executive leaders and decision makers. Realizing that his true calling lay in facilitating others to fulfill their visions and dreams, he graduated as a Coach from the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI). He holds an MBA degree from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C). Manoj cares deeply about every individual bringing their best selves into their workplace and is passionate about helping leaders get to the next level and make a difference to their organization. He conducts workshops around Impactful Presentations and Finding Meaningful Work. Manoj has been living in the Bay Area for the past 3 years. He is a proud dad of a two year old daughter and loves hiking in the hills around East Bay.

I am Deborah Charlip Briant

Global Career Consultant at Hult International Business School

Deborah Charlip Briant Certified Professional Career Coach and Global Career Consultant As a international Career Consultant and Coach for the past 10 years, and with over 10 years as a marketing professional in global business, Deborah has worked with hundreds of career seekers (including social entrepreneurs), from over 70 countries, guiding them into finding diverse and meaningful work. Deborah’s experience includes managing her private coaching practice, working with NetExpat as Inter-cultural Trainer and Expat Global Career Consultant. A native San Franciscan and graduate of University of California at Berkeley, Deborah has provided Career Development programming for UC Berkeley’s Career Center and School of Environmental Design. Speaking French and having lived/worked 12+years living in France, Deborah also was a Marketing Professor and implemented career programs at the University of Bordeaux. A career catalyst, she guides people in identifying goals and defining strategies to achieve them, with the added value of facilitating connections to the employment eco-system.

I am Tara Russell

Founder / President at Three Month Visa Coaching and Consulting

Tara Russell, PCC, CPCC, CDC is an experienced certified professional coach, facilitator, and speaker. As the Founder and President of Three Month Visa Coaching and Consulting, she is known for her highly relatable, personable, and collaborative style and an established track record of delivering dynamic, results-oriented work with a diverse roster of clients across various industry verticals including high tech, professional services, banking, and consumer goods. Her work includes one-on-one and organizational coaching work with clients from myriad companies and organizations including Apple, Google, Gap Inc., Microsoft, PwC, TD Bank, Bank of America, Accenture, UC Berkeley, Bain & Company, Sony, AmeriCorps, Levi Strauss & Co. and The United Nations. Tara holds a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) distinction through the International Coach Federation, a CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach) certification through CTI, and has completed advanced training in Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) through CRR Global. She is a graduate of the prestigious Coaches Training Institute and has also completed CTI’s intensive year-long Leadership Development Program. She now serves as a member of The Coaches Training Institute’s Faculty of Organizational Coaching. In practice since 2006, she has established a reputation as a national thought leader on the topics of work/life balance, career strategy and pivots, leadership development and training, and career breaks and travel sabbaticals and has been featured in numerous online and print media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, BBC Travel, New York Magazine, Travel & Leisure, The Christian Science Monitor, and msnbc.com.

I am Svetlana Saitsky

Leadership Coach at Svetlana Saitsky Coaching

Svetlana is a leadership coach, artist, storyteller, and speaker. Throughout the last decade, she has worked with corporations including Google, Apple, lululemon, Great Place To Work Institute and YouCaring.com as a leadership coach, sales and client experience executive, recruiter, brand strategist, and storyteller. Her work for Google X was featured in USA TODAY and her writing has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, Delivering Happiness, and Socially Superlative among others. As a Co-Active coach, Svetlana specializes in supporting coaches, entrepreneurs, creatives, and those going through major life and career transitions.

I am Danny Kim

Organizational Consultant at Centauric

Danny Kim catalyzes individuals and organizations to perform at their best. Danny is experienced in helping individuals design their personal and professional callings. He asks insightful questions at pivotal moments to help leaders make critical decisions that have long-term implications. He is a gifted facilitator who creates psychologically safe environments for individual thinking and group collaboration. As a storyteller and keynote speaker Danny inspires movement and momentum. As an Organizational Consultant at Centauric, Danny works with individuals and organizations of all sizes creating compelling experiences to help individuals and teams maximize their potential. In addition, he is an on-call faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership and an experienced Gallup-certified CliftonStrengths coach. Danny holds a Masters of Divinity and is currently working on his doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with a focus on Digital Well-being, smartphone addiction, and emotional intelligence. His greatest passion is to develop thriving leaders who will leave a lasting legacy. When Danny is re-charging, he enjoys music, travel, and a good cup of coffee.

I am Matías Arenas

Site Reliability Manager at Google

I'm an engineering leader with experience in varied domains such as e-commerce, finance, networking and security. My passion is growing and leading teams of technical and creative people to deliver great products that solve real world problems. I have taken products from an idea through definition, development and full deployment and built complex, highly scalable distributed systems serving millions of users.

I am Heidi Kettler

Career and Executive Coach at Heidi Kettler Coaching

Heidi is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from The Coaches Training Institute. She coaches people who are trying to identify their ideal career and get started in it, and those established in their careers who are seeking greater fulfillment. Heidi is influenced by two decades of studying mindfulness meditation practices and draws from those roots to point clients toward their own authentic answers for happier, more mindful and fulfilling lives and careers. Heidi’s background includes working as a photographer for the Omega Institute in New York and in the music industry, helping to design startups in San Francisco and New York, and positions including coaching, recruitment and HR functions.

I am Corbin Pickett

Chief Empowerment Officer at TheCandidProfessionals

I help professionals and organizations create or curate: career | community | culture As a career coach, I work and walk alongside individuals to build personal brands, define career narratives, and to surpass career goals. In short, my passions are three-fold a) learning b) sharing what I've learned c) and building things up: teams, confidence, communities, brands, and futures! I'm best known as a career coach, millennial leading in mentoring, closet techie, and a dedicated social impact consultant. I've built my foundation through several years of business development experience within the digital ad space. Over these years I've gained ample repetition in seeking and closing new business opportunities, managing partnerships and have become well versed in analyzing and forecasting digital trends, consumer behavior, and revenue. In addition, I have multiple years of entrepreneurial/non-profit experience with a keen interest and focus on mentoring and the socio-economic empowerment of minority communities. My combined for-profit and non-profit experience has provided me with a unique yet well-rounded knowledge of social impact, especially within transformative leadership, organizational strategy, and human equity. Specialties: • Branding • Mentoring • Relationship Development • Youth-Centered Design Thinking

I am Wendy Saccuzzo

Career Strategist at About Work Stuff

Wendy Saccuzzo is a career coach and counselor with expertise in technical recruiting, diversity strategy, and coding schools/bootcamps. She’s made it her personal mission to help as many underrepresented people as possible get the careers and the compensation they deserve. She specializes in working with women in career transition, whether that means breaking into a new industry or developing leadership skills to take their careers to the next level. Her previous career experience includes tech sales and customer success, real estate, non-profits, and higher education.

I am Andrea Di Lecce

Program Manager, Logs SRE at Google

Andrea has been in the tech industry in a wide variety of roles for 20+ years, including network engineering, product QA testing, network/data center capacity planning and SRE program management. She is passionate about building consensus and fostering relationships and close collaboration with others, as well as mentoring and helping people build their careers and strive for their goals.

I am Ketan Anjaria

Founder at HireClub

Ketan is the founder of HireClub a career coaching platform with over 40 coaches that helps you land your next dream job or excel at your current one.

I am Ben Margolin

Software Engineer at Google

I grew up in Detroit, attended University of Michigan, and moved to the Bay Area in 1997. I've worked at small and large companies including Ford and Yahoo. For the past 11 years I've been a Software Engineer and Tech Lead at Google. I've served on numerous internal hiring and promotion committees, and hosted and mentored many interns. One of my favorite things is to do outreach to high-school and college students from underrepresented groups in CS, and evangelize CS as a vocation. My career has largely been centered around enabling online communities and social interactions, and I'm happy to talk about that, how I work with various roles, tips on interviewing, or software engineering at Google / in general.

Hilliary Turnipseed

Hilliary Turnipseed

Head of Talent at Upside Travel

Hilliary Turnipseed

Head of Talent at Upside Travel

Wendy Edelstein

Wendy Edelstein

Leadership & Personal Development Coach at Changeover Coaching

Wendy Edelstein

Leadership & Personal Development Coach at Changeover Coaching

Emmanuel Matthews

Emmanuel Matthews

Machine Intelligence Program Manager at Google

Emmanuel Matthews

Machine Intelligence Program Manager at Google

Angela Pablo

Angela Pablo

User Experience Designer at Google

Angela Pablo

User Experience Designer at Google

Ginny Cheng

Ginny Cheng

Head of National Recruiting at Zillow Group

Ginny Cheng

Head of National Recruiting at Zillow Group

Diana Cappello

Diana Cappello

Lead Sales Engineer at Clari

Diana Cappello

Lead Sales Engineer at Clari

Deanna Stouder

Deanna Stouder

Executive and Leadership Coach at Deanna J Stouder Coaching

Deanna Stouder

Executive and Leadership Coach at Deanna J Stouder Coaching

Jennifer Fink

Jennifer Fink

Founder/CEO at Fink Development

Jennifer Fink

Founder/CEO at Fink Development

Kinh DeMaree

Kinh DeMaree

Recruiting Partner at Moveworks

Kinh DeMaree

Recruiting Partner at Moveworks

Olivia Williams

Olivia Williams

Head of People Ops//Founder at Welkin Health//Distance Traveled Recruiting, LLC

Olivia Williams

Head of People Ops//Founder at Welkin Health//Distance Traveled Recruiting, LLC

April Speight

April Speight

CEO at Vogue & Code

April Speight

CEO at Vogue & Code

Purva Dandona

Purva Dandona

Head of Talent Acqusition at Goalbook

Purva Dandona

Head of Talent Acqusition at Goalbook

Manoj Ramanan

Manoj Ramanan

Career/Leadership Coach and Workshop Facilitator at Manoj Academy

Manoj Ramanan

Career/Leadership Coach and Workshop Facilitator at Manoj Academy

Deborah Charlip Briant

Deborah Charlip Briant

Global Career Consultant at Hult International Business School

Deborah Charlip Briant

Global Career Consultant at Hult International Business School

Tara Russell

Tara Russell

Founder / President at Three Month Visa Coaching and Consulting

Tara Russell

Founder / President at Three Month Visa Coaching and Consulting

Svetlana Saitsky

Svetlana Saitsky

Leadership Coach at Svetlana Saitsky Coaching

Svetlana Saitsky

Leadership Coach at Svetlana Saitsky Coaching

Danny Kim

Danny Kim

Organizational Consultant at Centauric

Danny Kim

Organizational Consultant at Centauric

Matías Arenas

Matías Arenas

Site Reliability Manager at Google

Matías Arenas

Site Reliability Manager at Google

Heidi Kettler

Heidi Kettler

Career and Executive Coach at Heidi Kettler Coaching

Heidi Kettler

Career and Executive Coach at Heidi Kettler Coaching

Corbin Pickett

Corbin Pickett

Chief Empowerment Officer at TheCandidProfessionals

Corbin Pickett

Chief Empowerment Officer at TheCandidProfessionals

Wendy Saccuzzo

Wendy Saccuzzo

Career Strategist at About Work Stuff

Wendy Saccuzzo

Career Strategist at About Work Stuff

Andrea Di Lecce

Andrea Di Lecce

Program Manager, Logs SRE at Google

Andrea Di Lecce

Program Manager, Logs SRE at Google

Ketan Anjaria

Ketan Anjaria

Founder at HireClub

Ketan Anjaria

Founder at HireClub

Ben Margolin

Ben Margolin

Software Engineer at Google

Ben Margolin

Software Engineer at Google

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Change Catalyst builds inclusive tech ecosystems through strategic advising, startup programs and resources, and a series of events around the globe.

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 sponsoring? This is a unique chance to meet diverse engineers, entrepreneurs, designers and more! Contact us for more information.

Interested in volunteering? We need volunteers to help make this an amazing event. Sign up to be a volunteer here.

Accessibility We are working to make our events as inclusive as possible. We will have live captioning at the conference. If you have additional accessibility requests, please contact us at contact@changecatalyst.co

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

Filming on Premises 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 event 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!

Transfers & Refunds Tickets are non-transferable. If you are no longer able to attend, we are happy to issue a refund within 60 days of your purchase, if your request is received less than 20 days before. We will not be able to issue refunds after that date