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Zoe Dunning

Zoe Dunning is a gay rights activist and a U.S. Naval Academy graduate. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Naval Academy (USNA) after being nominated by her Congressman James Sensenbrenner. After active duty service she transferred to the United States Navy Reserve and attended Stanford Graduate School of Business. She was integral to challenging the U.S. military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy in the 1990s, and was the only openly gay person to remain on active...

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Amanda Hamilton

Amanda Hamilton is an in-house attorney working in Education. She received her JD from UC Law San Francisco (formerly known as UC Hastings), and earned her BA in Film & Media Studies from UC Irvine. Prior to her current role, she worked in-house at a healthcare tech company and practiced personal injury litigation. Amanda also serves on the Minority Bar Coalition (MBC) board, where she launched MBC Pride, an LGBTQ advocacy initiative. She has also served in leadership roles for the Asian...

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Jamila Cambridge

Jamila Cambridge is an experienced first-generation attorney who is passionate about social justice and equity – particularly at the intersections of race, gender, and sexual orientation. Jamila graduated cum laude from Howard University School of Law, where she served as President of Epsilon Sigma Iota Sorority, Incorporated, the first sorority for Black women in the legal profession. While at Howard Law, she was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for her participation in the...

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Dulce A. Garcia, M.A.

Dulce is a bilingual Queer Chicana Femme born in Mexico City and raised in East Los Angeles, whose passion and commitment to serving underrepresented communities is rooted in an anti-oppression framework that is evident through her 20 years of work experience, community organizing, and leadership. Currently, Dulce is the Policy Director for the Office of Sexual Harassment and Assault, Response and Prevention (SHARP) at the Human Rights Commission for the City and County of San Francisco. Dulce...

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Jen Cornell

Jen Cornell is an attorney at the law firm of GBG LLP, a certified women-owned law firm.  Jen began her legal career in Minnesota, defending employers in nationwide wage-and-hour class and collective actions. Since moving her practice to California, her practice has expanded to primarily focus on California class and representative action under the California Private Attorneys General Act, with a particular emphasis on representing start-ups and tech companies. Jen also specializes in...

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 Saydeah Howard 

Saydeah Howard is the Chief Talent Officer at IVP, a premier late-stage venture capital firm. In this role, she is responsible for advising the firm’s portfolio companies on human capital issues including executive search strategy, leadership, talent development, and a number of other services. She also leads talent internally and is responsible for all recruiting and human resources matters for the firm.  Prior to joining IVP, Saydeah served as Vice President of Human Resources &...

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Erin Fahy

Erin Fahy is the CTO of Civitech, a company dedicated to providing technology tools and data for democratic campaigns, voter outreach efforts, and progressive causes nationwide. She is a self-taught software engineer, having started off her career as an academic librarian with Mount Holyoke College, then Stanford University’s Digital Library, and later entered into engineering management roles with Protocol Labs and Alloy. Erin Fahy attended high school in rural Illinois, in a...

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Karen Bowen

Karen is a tax attorney who is also an advocate and strategist for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Working in the corporate sector, she seeks to improve the professional and personal experiences of all employees. Until October 2020, Karen brought her tax law expertise to the role of Managing Director at Accenture. She was responsible for Global Tax Policy, and North American geographic tax matters for over 20 years; she was also a sponsor of the Pride employee resource group. Karen earned...

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Sparks

Sparks values and is deeply committed to promoting equity based on her experience as a queer, multi-racial, woman in the field of philanthropy. She is currently Executive Director of Masto Foundation, a US-based family foundation rooted in the Japanese-American community. Prior to taking on leadership at the foundation, Sparks worked in philanthropy for 12 years, as a Program Officer and founded Queer Leaders in Philanthropy (a national network focused on changing the culture of philanthropy...

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Dr. Elisa Diana Huerta

Dr. Elisa Diana Huerta is a Brawley born and Tejas raised organizer, educator, artesanx, and scholar. After earning B.A.s in Mexican American Studies, Cultural Anthropology, and Plan II from the University of Texas, Austin, Elisa attended the University of California, Santa Cruz to pursue a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology with emphasis in Latin American & Latino Studies and Feminist Studies. Their scholarship focuses on expressive culture, women of color feminist praxis, hemispheric...

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