Tech ERG Summit Sessions

Jan 28 | Jan 29

January 28


Fireside Chat: Ready, Set, Activate! Mobilizing Your ERGs for Social Impact

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 9:30 – 10:00 am PST

Speakers

  • Freada Kapor Klien, Founding Partner, Kapor Capital
  • Jasmine Shells, Co-founder, Five to Nine
  • Denise Umubyeyi, Co-founder, Five to Nine

Overview

This fireside chat addresses social justice in tech and maximizing opportunities to leverage the strength of your ERG to fuel change. View the transcript of this session here.

 


How 2020 Reshaped ERGs for 2021 and Beyond

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 10:00 – 10:55 am PST

Speakers

  • Cornell Woodson, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Headspace
  • Sean Cervera, Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, Curology
  • Shantelle Williams-Valadié, Associate Director, University Partnerships, Coursera
  • Rachel Parrott, Diversity and Inclusion Strategist
  • Trinidad Hermida, Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Niantic

Overview

This session provides insights on 2020 ERG trends that can inform your work in 2021. View the transcript of this session here.


Building A Global ERG Strategy

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 11:00 – 11:55 am PST

Speakers

  • Natasha Cougoule, Global ERG Program Specialist, Salesforce
  • Natalie Simmons, Global Manager, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Zendesk
  • Anthony Clay, CEO and Co-Founder, Indi
  • Sheri Byrne-Haber, Staff II, Accessibility Architect, VMWare

Overview

Speakers in this session share key strategies for scaling a global ERG while keeping it unified and equitable. View the transcript of this session here.


Professional Development as a Pillar: Investing In ERG Leaders and Members

Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:30 – 1:25 pm PST

Speakers

  • Natalie Mazzie, Sales Enablement Specialist, F5
  • Bie Aweh, Senior People Growth Manager, Women and Underrepresented Talent Development, Doordash
  • Marilyn Addy, Senior Manager, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, LinkedIn
  • Dani Maczynski, Program Manager, Dataminr
  • Christopher Craft, Senior Solutions Engineer, DocuSign

Overview

This session discusses how organizations can advance professional development for ERG members and leaders and how ERG members and leaders can leverage these skills for career advancement. View the transcript of this session here.


What’s the ROI? Strategies to Recognize, Compensate, and Reward ERG Members

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 2:00 – 2:30 pm PST

Speakers

  • Glenn Newman, Head of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Belonging, UserTesting
  • Meredith Morales, Senior Global Program Manager, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Linkedin
  • Alison Crawford, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Ripple 

Overview

This session addresses strategies to recognize, compensate, and reward ERG members for the value they add to their organizations. View the transcript of this session here.


Fireside Chat with Melissa Thomas-Hunt, Airbnb

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 2:00 – 2:30 pm PST

Speakers

  • Melissa Thomas-Hunt, Global Head of Diversity and Belonging, Airbnb
  • Jasmine Shells, Co-founder, Five to Nine
  • Denise Umubyeyi, Co-founder, Five to Nine

Overview

This fireside chat focuses on the role that DEI leaders play and how this role connects with ERGs. View the transcript of this session here.

January 29


In Conversation with Carla Harris

Friday, January 29, 2021, 9:30 – 10:00 am PST

Speakers

  • Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Managing Director, and Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley 
  • Marquise Francis, Senior National Reporter & Producer, Yahoo News

Overview

During this conversation, suggestions are shared for how ERG leaders can show that they are developing leadership skills through their ERG work. View the transcript of this session here.


Impact Isn’t a Given, Setting Your ERG Up for Success

Friday, January 29, 2021, 10:00 – 10:55 am PST

Speakers

  • B. Pagels Minor, Product, Netflix 
  • Lamont Carolina, Senior Manager, People Experience, Oscar 
  • Leah Katsekas McTiernan, Vice President, Solution Engineering, DocuSign 
  • Marie Delage, Talent Sourcer, Recruiting Programs, Yext

Overview

In this session, speakers share recommendations for how to set up your ERG for success and maximize your efforts. View the transcript of this session here.


Leveraging Executive Sponsors for Impact

Friday, January 29, 2021, 11:00 – 11:55 am PST

Speakers

  • Amelia Ransom, Senior Director of Engagement and Diversity, Avalara 
  • Carlos Quezada, Head of Digital Services, Strategy & Customer Success, HPE 
  • Raina Moskowitz, Chief Operations, Strategy, and People Officer, Etsy 
  • Amanda Lannert, CEO, Jellyvision

Overview

This session addresses how to find an executive sponsor and how to leverage their sponsorship to move goals forward and create visibility for your ERG. View the transcript of this session here.


Leveraging Metrics for Impact

Friday, January 29, 2021 12:30 – 1:25 pm PST

Speakers

  • Ben Delk, Inclusion & Diversity Global Programs, Expedia Group 
  • Marque Blackman, Senior Program Manager, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Cloudera 
  • Kim Vu, Global Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Remitly 
  • Shareka Nelson, Head of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Coursera

Overview

This session addresses how to leverage metrics to create impact for your ERGs. View the transcript of this session here.


Enough! How ERGs Can Help Tech Stop Perpetuating Social Injustice

Friday, January 29, 2021 1:30 – 2:25 pm PST

Speakers

  • Bahati Marie Aimee, Get Sharp, Stay Sharp 
  • Dr. Allison Scott, CEO, Kapor Center 
  • Ulysses J. Smith, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Blend 
  • .Erin L. Thomas, Head of Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Talent Acquisition, Upwork

Overview

This panel discusses how ERGs can work within their organizations and throughout the industry to inform policies that stop tech from being used to perpetuate social injustice. View the transcript of this session here.