Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Solutions (DEIS) Practicum

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Opening Fireside Chat

Brad Feld, Cofounder, Foundry Group, Techstars & Anchorpoint Foundation; Rodney Sampson, Cofounder, OHUB, 100 Black Angels & Allies Fund & OHUB Foundation and Bobby Franklin, CEO, National Venture Capital Association

Lecture 2: DEIS in Human Resources

Kieran Blanks, Head of Growth & Development, OHUB Futures; Darren Freeman, Partner, Talent, OHUB Talent; Roxane Johnson, CHRO, Careset; Moderator: JT Levin, Head of Sales, Charthop

Lecture 3: DEIS in Procurement

Rod Robinson, Vice President, Supplier Inclusion and Sustainability; Cofounder, ConnXus; Maria Prince, Vice President NMSDC Academy, The National Minority Supplier Development Council; Moderator: Joseph Stebbins, Managing Partner, 1532 Tulane Partners

Lecture 4: DEIS in Edge Technology Product Development

Brian Brackeen, Cofounder & General Partner, Lightship Capital; Renee Cummings, Data Activist in Residence, University of Virginia; Roshawn Terrell Artificial Intelligence Researcher, CERN; Moderator: Matt Marshall, Founder & CEO, Venture Beat

Lecture 5: DEIS in Go To Market

Bernard Coleman, Head of Employee Engagement, Gusto; Travis Holoway, Cofounder, SoloFunds; Moderator; Melissa Beltrame, Chief Marketing Officer, Lead Bank

Lecture 6: DEIS in Venture Capital & Investment

David Hall, Partner, Rise of The Rest Fund, Revolution; Ayana Parsons, General Partner, Fearless Fund; Sheena Allen, Founder & CEO, Capway; Rodney Sampson, General Partner, 100 Black Angels & Allies Fund; Moderator: Juan Muldoon, GP, Energize

Bonus Session 1: Shellye Archambeau

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Shellye Archambeau, Board Director, Verizon, Nordstrom, OKTO; Author, Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms

Textbooks & Further Reading

Kingonomics: Twelve Innovative Currencies for Transforming Your Future (Rodney Sampspon, Ben Bella) The Startup Community Way: Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (Brad Feld, Wiley) Allies and Advocates: Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Culture (Amber Cabral, Wiley) Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms (Shellye Archambeau, Grand Central Publishing) The Memo: […]

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