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Adrian J. Hopkins
At The New York Times, Adrian Hopkins has been a change agent for the company’s H.R. transformation from transaction center to a strategic partner. After leading strategy initiatives at Fortune 500 and startup companies in entertainment and advertising, he pivoted to talent development led by a belief that highly engaged employees help mission-driven organizations reach their goals. Since 2017, he has created The Times’s first global employee mentorship program, expanded professional coaching resources for employees and advised senior executives on diversity and inclusion.
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Andréa Long
Andréa is the Global Marketing Manager for Recruiting Events & Partnerships at Twilio where she manages diversity events strategy and leads end-to-end execution of global employer branding events, recruiting conferences, and internal events. Prior to Twilio, Andréa managed marketing and events on the Recruiting team at Lyft. She also co-led the Black Employee Resource Group and launched the company's first celebration of Black History Month in 2017. In further efforts to increase inclusion, Andréa co-founded Our Collective, a community resource group for Black and Latinx professionals.
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Andrea Walton
Andrea is an accomplished HR Leader with over 18 years in this space. Currently the Vice President, Human Resources at an Ed/Tech organization. She has worked for some of the largest CPG companies in the world, influencing the internal client as well as making an impact with the external customer and consumers.
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Angel Cruzado
Proven track record of leading and managing change to transform culture and financial results. Business experience in HR in startup, hyper-growth, turnaround, decline, etc. Multiple turnaround and integration experiences. LinkedIn recommendations provide perspective.
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Angelique Hamilton
Angelique is the Founder of HR Chique Consultancy Group; where she partners with entrepreneurs, individuals, startups and businesses to discover their “strengths” and fortify their brands to develop diverse, dynamic and sustainable cultures. Angelique is an HR Practitioner, Diversity Consultant, Professional Development Coach that is passionate about creating engaging and progressive cultures. Angie's focus is People Operations, Performance Management, Diversity & Inclusion, Compliance, Training, Professional Development, Talent Management, HR Analytics.
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Bernice Feller-Thijm
I am a performance coach with a focus on diversity and inclusion. I help improve work performances. I believe diversity in every way shape or form should be seen as an asset instead of a problem. A multitude of diverse perspectives is what is needed not only to succeed but also to innovate and solve complex problems. I work with people 1-on-1 and I work with teams. I help improve ownership, make behaviour and cultural changes and make sure all individuals within an organization are able to bring their full selves.
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Carrie L. Ellis
As Principal of Celestial Consulting LLC, Carrie uses 20+ years of experience to aid clients as they navigate workplace complexities. Formerly VP of People Development at TFA, she and her team advised leaders in management, culture, diversity and inclusiveness. As a diversity, equity, and inclusiveness specialist, Carrie partners with teams to help them enact culture-focused, equitable solutions that resolve difficult situations, create sustainable change, and result in better organizational outcomes. Carrie graduated with honors from Spelman College and the University of Southern California.
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Christine Odunlami
Christine is an emerging HR professional with a passion for benefits administration/organizational development and fostering the next generation of leaders in the HR field.
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Corey Woolfolk
I am currently the VP of People for BridgeBio Pharma, a publicly traded biotech holding company that specializes in bringing meaningful medicines to patients with rare disorders. This is my first foray into the HR discipline as my background is in professional sports management. The common motifs through my career have been identifying developing and supporting elite talent, and getting that same individual talent to coalesce and thrive as high performing teams. It is a thrill to bring these same tenants to health care!
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Dethra Giles
Dethra U. Giles is an international consultant, best-selling author and highly sought-after keynote speaker. She is also the founder of ExecuPrep – a global brand that provides coaching, leadership development and performance improvement in the workplace. She has worked with multiple industries with hundreds of clients and thousands of leaders worldwide.
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Dr. Nika White
Dr. Nika White is a national authority and fearless advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion. As an award-winning management and leadership consultant, keynote speaker, published author, and executive practitioner for DEI efforts across business, government, non-profit and education, Dr. White helps organizations break barriers and integrate diversity into their business frameworks. Her work has led to designation by Forbes as a Top10 D&I Trailblazer.
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Jabu Dayton
CHIEF OFFICER OF PEOPLE AND INCLUSION: HR Leader, Culture Designer, Growth Strategist. "Formerly the founding HR leader at Airbnb, TaskRabbit, Shyp, and Abstract. I continue to advise and consult with start-up's who support their people to be heard, developed and well taken care of. "
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Jackye Clayton
Jackye Clayton is recognized as a people expert who puts the Human in Human Resources. An international trainer, she has traveled worldwide sharing her unique gifts in sourcing, recruiting and coaching.
Jackye offers dynamic presentations on topics related to leadership development, inclusionary culture development, team building and more. Her in-depth experience in working with top Fortune and Inc 500 clients and their employees has allowed her to create customized programs to coach, train and recruit top talent and inspire others to greatness.
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Jovian Zayne
Jovian Zayne is an international speaker and certified leadership and professional development coach with years of experience in change management, global diversity and leadership development. She is the CEO and Founder of The OnPurpose Movement®, a firm committed to developing values-driven leaders through targeted coaching, public speaking and facilitated experiences. Her firm’s client list includes Google, The New York Times, Goldman Sachs, Columbia University, Harvard University, The Aspen Institute, Janelle Monáe's Wondaland Records, and Teach For America to name a few.
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Katrina Jones
Katrina Jones is a D&I Leader with Amazon Devices, and works with stakeholders across the business to develop solutions that improve organizational health, boost employee engagement, and foster a more equitable and inclusive workplace. Katrina has specialized expertise in this space -- she's served as a D&I lead at large, complex global companies and startups, and has created diversity and inclusion strategies that disrupt bias across the talent life-cycle. Katrina's D&I expertise is sharpened by her previous experience working in HR.
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Keirsten A. Greggs
Organizations consult with me when they VALUE diversity and innovation! My recruitment strategies attract diverse talent you can TRUST and are committed to INCREASING your bottom line NOT just improving it.
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Kristy Anamoutou
Chief People Officer in a startup dedicated to collective intelligence
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Madison Butler
Madison Butler is the current VP of People + Culture at Sourced Craft Cocktails. She is passionate about creating equitable spaces and the ability to be human at work.
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Merary Soto-Saunders
Merary is a global HR/People executive, with over 17 years of experience, she has led HR functions in Finance and Tech organizations in 27 countries across North America, South America, Africa & Europe.
She is dedicated to designing, building and managing HR functions and teams that are truly global. Merary has led performance management, organizational design, talent acquisition, compensation planning & crisis management. As a strategic coach and advisor to executives, she provides practical, human-focused insight for leaders to create work environments where a global workforce can thrive.
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Michael Rain
Michael Rain leverages storytelling and technology to expand the world’s perception of diverse communities. He is the founder of ENODI, which highlights people with immigrant backgrounds who identify as Black. He is a trusted consultant and speaker to Fortune 100 firms for thought leadership, reputation and diversity & inclusion initiatives.
His written and visual work have been featured by NBC News, The Wall Street Journal, and Upscale Magazine. He is a Stanford University Knight Fellow and TED Resident & Speaker with a talk that has over 1,000,000 views and is translated in 26 languages.
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Morgan Williams
I specialize in transforming businesses through their people by putting the human back in human resources. I am a well versed HR professional with years of experience within different industries and companies such as startups, fortune companies, as well as the public sector. I specialize in Conflict Resolution, Coaching, Employee Relations, People Operations, Business Operations, Talent Acquisition & Career Development.
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Nadia McKinney
Nearly 20 years in Talent Acquisition supporting global finance and tech industry....
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Niles Brandon
Niles Brandon is senior human resources leader with 9+ years of progressive generalist experience across a variety of HR-domains including; business partnership/strategy, recruiting, talent management, and L&D. He currently leads a team of business partners in support of Fanatics’ Direct to Consumer segment including; merchandising, strategic retail, business affairs and business development.
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Phidelia Johnson
I am a multi-passionate commercial business leader with the unique skill of advocating for both the employer and employee. Forged from over 18 years of broad and deep leadership success, by providing an exceptional mission-critical strategy for organizational leadership to streamline Human Resources administration, as well as provide solutions to ensure the mission, vision, and goals of the organization are met by applying fair and equitable practices while returning value to shareholders through diversity, equity and inclusion,
compliance, risk management, and motivated staff.
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Sarah Morgan
Sarah Morgan has been a practicing HR Executive for 20 years. She is currently the Chief Excellence Officer of BuzzARooney LLC, where she provides consulting and coaching surrounding inclusive & equitable organizational culture, and practical, people-centric leadership. Sarah still also serves as an active HR practitioner as the Group Director of Human Resources for a national retail service organization headquartered Raleigh NC.
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Stacy Larkin
People leader with over 12 years in the HR field and a Masters in Organizational Psychology & Change Leadership. Currently the Head of People & Employee Success at a tech startup in NYC. Passionate about building inclusive, high performing teams.
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Susan Johnson
Career-long HR practitioner with a sweet spot at the intersection of Diversity + Talent + Business. Focus is on diversity strategies from a talent and business lens.
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Tanya Obeng
I am passionate about helping leaders, business owners and senior leaders reposition, unlock their creativity and get back on their pathway to success.
My aim is to promote mindfulness and use psychodrama as a tool to help others open up and tell their stories in an authentic way. I love to connect with people who have the same interest or want to acknowledge some of the communication issues within the workplace. My approach is empowering, supportive and inspiring, and I aspire to elevate all of my clients.
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Torin Perez
TED Resident, 2019 Culture Amp D&I Influencer You Should Know. I co-led the launch and growth of the first Black ERG in Bloomberg LP's company history. I'm on a mission to inspire authenticity and inclusive leadership in the workplace and have inspired audiences at leading conferences including PBWC’s Annual Conference, Culture First, and INBOUND -- academic institutions including Harvard, Stanford, and Cornell Johnson -- and iconic corporate institutions including Cisco, Microsoft, and Liberty Mutual.
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Tracy Dunbar
As the Founder of HR ReDefined, Tracy designs a “new workplace” grounded in the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). She believes human resources (HR) is a critical lever to achieve social justice and equity in our workplaces. As an HR team leader for over 10+ years, Tracy became known for developing talent management systems and workplace practices that centered the needs of team members, limited bias decision-making and fostered transparent communication.
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Wendy Kelly
Wendy is a HR practitioner, with over 10+ years experience, specializing in employee relations, benefits administration and health & wellness.
Wendy is the owner of Kelly’s HR Services (KHRS), a virtual HR service provider, providing HR related services ranging from payroll to employee relations, to small, mid-size and large organization.
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