The Truth about Diversity in Tech

Recording: The Truth about Diversity in Tech, Date TBA


Joseph Okpaku


As a black man in New York City, Joe experienced the pain and frustration of standing on the side of the road watching taxis pass him by. Little did he know that he'd end up being a leader for a new type of service that is making being stranded without transportation options increasingly a thing of the past. From a law firm to government to his current role as Vice President of Public Policy at Lyft, Joe will discuss what drove him to pursue work at an early stage tech startup, how he thrives as a black executive in Silicon Valley, and offer advice to others looking to blaze their own unique career trail and improve people’s lives.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Solo
Event Type: Session
Track: Workplace
Level: Beginner