Janet Ikpa

Diversity Events Strategist
Facebook

Janet Ikpa leads the diversity events strategy at Facebook. She partners cross-functionally with recruiters, employee networks, the diversity team and the business to design and execute the vision for high-touch, community events around the world. Prior to Facebook Janet was the Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Hired where she led the diversity and inclusion strategy, aligning it to business goals by partnering with business leaders, employee networks and strategic partners.

Prior to joining Hired, Janet was the Diversity Strategist & Program Manager at Twitter and co-lead of @Blackbirds Twitter’s employee resource groups for members of the African diaspora. Janet also played a key role in creating and executing the recruiting strategy and building programs for the university programs and recruiting at both Twitter and Google. She came into tech by way of education and is intentional about applying education theory to (tech) industry practice.



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