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Abi Adamson
I am passionate about championing diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace. As a subject matter expert, she delivers trainings/workshops on : allyship, privilege awareness, unconscious bias and going back to basics on anti-racism training. As a talent and people lead, I find outstanding diverse talent to enable a growing business to deliver their people strategy. This helps build an inclusive organisation where all employees have a sense of belonging which in turn will help retain exceptional diverse talent and improve business profitability.
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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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Ashley Perryman
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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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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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Evelyn Carter
Dr. Evelyn Carter is a social psychologist who is passionate about using research to inform how we detect, discuss, and confront bias, with the ultimate goal of building more diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities: she translates academic research into understandable, actionable diversity and inclusion programs for clients in a variety of industries. Evelyn's work and insights have been published in academic journals and popular press outlets such as ESPN’s The Undefeated, The Atlantic, and Huffington Post, and her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation.
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Garry Olive
Garry is a recruiter with 10 years experience recruiting healthcare professionals. In addition to his talent acquisition work, Garry is a Author and blogger on Diversity Equity & Inclusion matters.
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Hilliary Turnipseed
Hilliary Turnipseed is an experienced talent acquisition executive, specializing in early-stage startups and nonprofits, as well as the public health, education technology, media production and advertising industries. Turnipseed seamlessly integrates diversity, equity and inclusion strategies into her work, with an emphasis on improving overall team performance and employee engagement. She is well known for her creative approaches to optimizing workplace environments and policies for the Millennial and Gen Z generations.
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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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James Kinney
James Nicholas Kinney is a bi-coastal chief human resources executive, author, and speaker. Kinney has over 15 years of experience as an in-house practitioner and external consultant.
Kinney has been featured on CNN, NBC Smart Money, Entrepreneur and NASDAQ Disruptors. Kinney is an expert in diversity, equity, inclusion and culture.
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Joey Price
Joey Price, MS HRMD is the founder of Jumpstart:HR, LLC and host of Business, Life, and Coffee, a weekly entrepreneur mentorship podcast. Joey focuses on creating effective HR systems for small businesses and startups across the country and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Forbes School of Business and Technology's Human Resources Degree Program. Connect with Joey on Instagram and Twitter at @joeyvpriceHR.
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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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Keisha A Rivers
Keisha A Rivers survived a harrowing Hurricane Katrina experience to become a successful speaker, change agent and learning leader. She facilitates successful outcomes by equipping people to manage change. Her work centers on three main areas: Engagement, Learning and Leadership. Keisha has over 15 years of experience in the strategic consulting, organizational development, talent optimization, employee engagement and leadership development space. She works with clients in the consumer goods & services, retail, hospitality, government and education industries.
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Khady Gaye
Passionate about people, I'm globetrotter and get my energy from connection. Natural relationship builder, leader I advocate for diversity, inclusion and equality
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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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Melissa Lockhart
Melissa Lockhart (she/her) started her HR career at a non-profit before moving on to financial services and then finding her niche in the startup space. She specializes in helping tech startups with policy implementation, benefits administration, compliance, recruiting, and ensuring an awesome employee experience.
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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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Nicole L. Turner
Nicole L. Turner holds graduate degrees in Education and Business, has a graduate certificate in Diversity Studies, and is a certified Human Capital Strategist, Strategic HR Business Partner, and a Prosci-certified Change Manager, and a Co-Active Executive Coach. Nicole is also a Diversity Value Index Judge. As a judge, Nicole uses defined metrics and benchmarks to assess how organizations are implementing Diversity and Inclusion programs and leveraging those programs to create business impact.
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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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Oluwatimilehin Shonibare
Timi is a Talent Management professional with extensive experience in People Analytics, Learning & Development, Organizational Development, Recruitment & Selection, Interview coaching, Resume writing, Performance management and other core areas of Human Resources. I write on talent management and leadership related articles. I also speak to graduates and undergraduates on skills they need to thrive in the job market.
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Patricia Figueroa
Former Fortune 500 recruiter turned owner of The Career Glow Up, a resume writing and career coaching business that specializes in helping BIPOC double their salaries while landing opportunities at global organizations such as Deloitte, Conduent & more.
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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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Sandra Fite
I've been in Human Resources almost 20 years. I began in 401(k) Administration, then as an HR Rep/Generalist and now 9 years as an HR Manager. HR Director is a more comparable title. I do not have a team. We are less than 100 employees. I manage every part of HR from payroll, benefits, recruiting, employee relations, management coaching, training, safety, policy and procedure. I take pride in maintaining an open door policy, catering to the employees needs while looking out for the company's interest. I have built trust in HR you normally don't see by being an employee.
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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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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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T. Tara Turk-Haynes
I started in the recruiting space in 2006 and went on to oversee HR, Talent, and Office Administration in 2015. I am now in the talent acquisition, employee engagement, learning & development, and DEI spaces. I'm especially focused on the journey of the person from hiring throughout their experience at companies.
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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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Tia B. Coachman
Tia B. Coachman is the Founder of Affirma Consultancy which provides bespoke HR advisory services to HR/Executive leaders. She advises on strategic HR partnership, talent management, equity, organizational change, intersectionality in the workplace and retention strategies for organizations such as Portland State University, TimesUp Advertising, PDX Women in Tech, Women’s Center for Leadership, PDX Executive HR Forum, and others. A graduate of Howard University with an MBA from the University of Maryland University College, she also holds the SHRM-Senior Certified Professional Certification.
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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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Tunde Makinde
10 years Talent Acquisition experience across multiple industries ranging from Tech startups to multinational corporates. With experience too in Finance and Sales he is able to bring an all round commercial view to the discussion
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Valerie Williams
Founder and Managing Partner of Converge, Valerie Williams is a diversity champion and community builder with over fourteen years of experience advocating for fairness and equity across industries. She advises startups and organizations on how to thoughtfully scale through talent planning, diversity equity & inclusion (DEI) practices, and strategic partnerships.
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Viva Asmelash
My professional purpose is to create strategies and environments where people feel truly seen and are inspired to be their best and most authentic selves.
I bring this to life through my work as a values-based, intuitive inclusion and branding leader with 10+ years of experience in career-focused marketing, DEI project management, language & materials development, internal/external communications, diversified applicant sourcing, consulting, and partnership management.
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Vivian Acquah
Vivian Acquah is a driven woman who likes to talk about the holistic way of sustainable employability, called workplace wellness. For her, this is the way to work on a healthy culture at work. Vivian advises managers and companies on how to keep their team members healthy, happy, and safe.
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