Speakers

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Gia Griffith

VP Strategy, Operations and Integration,
Visa
Day 1
10:30am
to
11am

Keynote

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Corey Twitty

Talent Acquisition Manager - University Recruiting,
Intuit

Corey Twitty is a Talent Acquisition Manager at Intuit, where he leads University Recruiting for all business roles. During his time at Intuit, he has worked to champion diversity and currently facilitates workshops across the company on what it means to lead inclusively. Before joining Intuit, Corey spent 8 years at Target Corp. He began his career in their Global Sourcing Department as a Business Analyst where he acted as the liaison between Target and overseas vendors. Soon after, he transitioned into Talent Acquisition where he found his true passion of University Recruiting. During his tenure on the team, he built long lasting diversity programs, and was critical in scaling the team’s growth. Corey attended Connecticut College (Go Camels!) and graduated with a degree in Sociology based Human Relations.

Day 1
11:15am
to
12pm

Workshop

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Alexis Cotton

Product Designer,
Intuit

Alexis Cotton is a Product Designer on Intuit's Design Systems team.

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Yemi Adewunmi

Chief Product Officer and Cofounder,
Civic Eagle

Chief Product Officer and Cofounder of Civic Eagle, Yemi has over 10 years of experience at the intersection of product design, public policy and strategic innovation. She's worked with startups, nonprofits, universities, small business owners, and corporations to develop strong brand identities and build user-focused digital experiences (UI/UX). In her role as CPO, Yemi manages product development, branding and marketing for Civic Eagle. She uses her experience as a former policy analyst at the New York State Legislature to guide her design approach to building Civic Eagle's legislative intelligence software. She holds a BA in Politics & Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh, a Masters of Public Administration from the University at Albany, and is a self-taught visual and product designer.

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Charlene Delapena

Head of University Recruiting,
Quora
Day 1
1:30pm
to
2:45pm

Lightning Talks

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Maurice Wilkins Jr.

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion,
Fastly
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Supriya Sanjay

Software Engineer,
Amazon

Supriya is a graduate of Tufts University double-majoring in Computer Science and Cognitive Brain Sciences. She currently works at Amazon Robotics in Boston. 

Day 1
1:30pm
to
2:45pm

Lightning Talks

Day 1
3:30pm
to
4:15pm

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Kwame Som-Pimpong

Consultant,
Deloitte

Kwame Som-Pimpong is a consultant at Deloitte where he advises government agencies on integrating human-centered design into their strategy development. In addition to his work at Deloitte, he is a columnist at Moguldom where he writes on issues at the nexus of black people, technology, and policy. Prior to Deloitte, he founded CultureBanx, a business news site targeting black professionals. He started his career in politics, lobbying on behalf of cities in Georgia before moving on to advise federal agencies on their performance at the Government Accountability Office. He later managed the Africa Business Fellowship at Management Leadership for Tomorrow. Kwame earned a BA in Political Science from Davidson College and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. 

Day 1
1:30pm
to
2:45pm

Lightning Talks

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Miles Jenkins

Technical Account Manager,
Microsoft

Miles is from Baltimore, MD and is a recent graduate of Hampton University Class of ‘17, having majored in Business Management. He currently works at Microsoft in DC as a Technical Account Manager.

Day 1
3:30pm
to
4:15pm

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Kendra Northington

Senior Career Counselor,
The George Washington University

Kendra Northington is the Senior Career Counselor in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at the George Washington University. Kendra has worked in career services for the past five years, with a focus on traditionally underserved communities including international students, undocumented students, and students of color. As a Licensed Professional Counselor she works to bridge the gap between mental health and career support for college students and young adults.

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Wahab Owolabi

Founder,
URx

A passionate builder of communities and networks, Wahab Owolabi is the Founder of URx & Producer of the URx Conference and a Diversity Business Partner, Program Manager at Facebook. Before Facebook, he was on the recruiting team at Rubrik where he built the University Recruiting and Talent Programs function. Rubrik became an employer of choice amongst top engineering students and ranked in the top 10 of Linkedin's Career Launching Startups. Prior to Rubrik, Wahab was a Talent Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, building a network of top university talent and supporting portfolio company recruiting efforts. Previously, Wahab worked at both Stanford University and Carnegie Mellon University helping technology companies recruit university talent and helping students launch amazing technical careers.  

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Staci Fowler

Managing Director of Employer Services,
George Washington University

Staci Fowler serves as GW's Center for Career Services Managing Director of Employer Services and lends support in attracting top employers to recruit from GW and building university-wide employer partnerships. Staci has nearly 20 years of experience in higher education, marketing, communications, and recruitment at organizations such as Bloomberg L.P., Northrop Grumman, PBS, and the U.S. Department of Energy. While at PBS, Staci teamed with the White House press staff for President Obama’s Educate to Innovate STEM program. Staci holds a master's degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia.

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Shola Oyedele

Senior Engineering Consultant,
IBM

Shola Oyedele is a Senior Engineering Consultant at IBM. She provides expertise in technology and strategic thinking to Tech, Manufacturing, and Oil & Gas enterprise clients looking to innovate and improve their data and technology. Prior to her current role, she worked as a Software Engineer at Walker & Company (acquired by Proctor and Gamble) and Intuit. She holds a BS in Science, Technology & Society from Stanford University.

Day 1
1:30pm
to
2:45pm

Lightning Talks

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Alston Ezra

Data Engineer,
Capital One

Alston is an artist and engineer with a heart for his community. Originating from East St. Paul, Minnesota, Alston relocated to the DC area at the age of 12. Alston graduated, with honors, from Howard University last year where he studied computer science. During college Alston launched multiple apps, his most successful reaching 300 activity Howard University students. Alston has also interned at Google, Apple, and several startups.

During Alston's senior year of college, he and three friends co-founded the Howard University Blockchain Lab (HUBL). HUBL serves as a campus resource to equip and empower students, and the community, to dive into the world of blockchain.

Day 1
3:30pm
to
4:15pm

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Darrell Scott

Co-Founder, CEO,
PushBlack

Darrell developed his entrepreneurial expertise while managing various progressive ventures at Accelerate Change, a media lab for social impact groups. Years of testing media services, event models, social media marketing, and member benefits for progressive partners resulted in him identifying the need for PushBlack, where he now spearheads growth, revenue generation, partnerships, and fundraising. Darrell is based in Washington, D.C.

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Amirah Chamble

UX Designer & Researcher,
Capital One
Day 1
3:30pm
to
4:15pm

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