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Tuesday, January 27 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Diversity in Tech: Industry Perspectives and How Policymakers Can Help

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Diversity in the tech world has become a red-hot discussion. Lately, this topic has merged its way into traditional policy decisionmaking. However, what exactly does this mean? Join us as we discuss past legislative and private industry efforts to diversify the workplace, learn what's worked and what hasn't, and discuss what this means for the future of the technology industry.

Moderators
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Soraya Chemaly

Writer, Media Critic and Rights Advocate
Soraya Chemaly is a writer, media critic and rights advocate whose work focuses on freedom of speech, and the role of gender and violence in politics, technology, media and popular culture. Her work appears in TIME, Salon, CNN, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Nation, Ms. Magazine and The Atlantic. She is a frequent media commentator and public speaker on these topics and the organizer of the Safety and Free Speech coalition, which... Read More →

Speakers
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Kimberly Bryant

Founder, Black Girls Code
Kimberly Bryant is the Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization dedicated to “changing the face of technology” by introducing girls of color (ages 7-17) to the field of technology and computer science with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts. | | Kimberly has enjoyed a successful 25+ year professional
 career in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries as an 
Engineering Manager... Read More →
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Nuala O'Connor

President & CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology
Nuala O’Connor is the President & CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology. She is an internationally recognized expert in Internet and technology policy, particularly in the areas of privacy and information governance. Nuala is passionate about the ways technology and the Internet can be instruments of global free expression and individual freedom, and is committed to finding policy solutions that affect real people. | | Nuala... Read More →
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julie samuels

Executive Director & President, Engine
Julie Samuels is Executive Director and President of the Board of Engine, and a frequent commentator on tech and policy issues for national media, particularly in the patent space. She has also filed briefs with the Supreme Court and testified before Congressional Committees. Julie came to Engine by way of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where she was a senior staff attorney and the Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents. Before joining... Read More →
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Rachel Sklar

Founder/CEO, TheLi.st
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Anne Toth

Vice President, Policy & Compliance Strategy, Slack Technologies, Inc
Anne Toth was Head of Privacy at Google+. She has served on the board of directors of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI). She also participated on the Future of Privacy Forum Advisory Board. Before joining Google she was chief trust officer at Yahoo!. Toth has testified before the United States Congress and the Article 29 Working Party in Brussels on matters related to online privacy and data... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
8th Floor, Room 807 The Newseum

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