Presented by: Consumer Technology Association
Making Our Tech Look More Like Our Country
Tuesday, March 15
2:00PM - 3:00PM
301 E 6th St
This panel will discuss the state of diversity in the technology sector, how we got here and what we can do to encourage more women and minorities to enter the field.
Mayor’s Office Of Tech & Innovation, City Of New York
Katie McAuliffe is Federal Affairs Manager at Americans for Tax Reform and Executive Director of Digital Liberty. She focuses her research and advocacy efforts on telecom/technology issues, such as...Show the rest
Katie McAuliffe is Federal Affairs Manager at Americans for Tax Reform and Executive Director of Digital Liberty. She focuses her research and advocacy efforts on telecom/technology issues, such as spectrum allocation, internet taxation, electronic communications privacy reform, and tech/telecomm reform. In the telecom field she has experience from not only the legislative side, but the industry perspective as well. Before staffing Congressman Cliff Stearns' (R-Fla.) DC office in various capacities (Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent and Budget Legislative Assistant) she spent time as a radio station professional in the US and abroad. Her commentary has been published in The Hill, U.S News & World Report, Townhall.com and The Daily Caller. She received her Master of Mass Communications with a Telecommunications Policy focus from the University of Florida and her B.A. from Virginia Tech.Hide the rest
Founder & Exec Dir
Black Girls CODE
Kimberly Bryant is the Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing girls of color (ages 7-17) to the field of technology and computer prog...Show the rest
Kimberly Bryant is the Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing girls of color (ages 7-17) to the field of technology and computer programming with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts. Ms. Bryant's has enjoyed a very successful 20+ year professional career in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries as an Engineering Manager in a series of technical leadership roles for various Fortune 100 companies such as Genentech, Merck, and Pfizer. Since 2011 Ms. Bryant has helped Black Girl CODE grow from a local organization serving only the Bay Area, to an international non-profit organization with chapters in 7 US cities and Johannesburg, South Africa serving over 2000 African/African-American, Latina, and Native American girls. Ms. Bryant serves on the National Champions Board for the National Girls Collaborative Project, and the National Board of the NCWIT K-12 Alliance. In August 2012, Kimberly Bryant was also given the honor of receiving the prestigious Jefferson Award for Community Service for her work to support communities in the Bay Area. In 2013 Black Girls Code and was selected by Business Insider in 2013 on its list of BusinessInsider.com’s list of The 25 Most Influential African-Americans in Technology and was named to The Root 100 list, and the Ebony Power 100 list in 2013. Ms. Bryant was honored in 2013 as a Champion of Change by the White House for her work in tech inclusion and for her focus on bridging the digital divide for girls. She has been identified as a thought leader in the area of tech inclusion and has spoken on the topic at events such as Personal Democracy Forum, TedX Kansas City, Platform Summit, Big Ideas Festival, SXSW, and others.Hide the rest
Sr Diversity Mgr
Lisa Lee leads diversity strategies at Pandora and is a self-proclaimed diversity geek who spends 90% of her time thinking about a more equitable society. She is a frequent speaker on topics relate...Show the rest
Lisa Lee leads diversity strategies at Pandora and is a self-proclaimed diversity geek who spends 90% of her time thinking about a more equitable society. She is a frequent speaker on topics related to diversity in tech and has been featured at SXSW, on NPR, and at General Assembly. She is also the founder and host of Legacy Code, a new podcast about upgrading the tech industry - by making it more diverse.
Prior to Pandora, Lisa started her career in tech as one of the early employees at Facebook. During her seven years there, she led initiatives in user operations, product operations, and diversity.
Passionate about uplifting the Asian American community, Lisa founded and chaired the Facebook AAPI Employee Resource Group, is formerly the publisher of Hyphen magazine, and cofounded the award-winning positive body image site www.ThickDumpling Skin.com.
Lisa serves on the board of Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality and The National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum.Hide the rest