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Dulce A. Garcia, M.A.

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

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 

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

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 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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Shauna Madison, Esq.

Shauna Madison, Esq.

Shauna Madison is a Managing Partner at Medina Orthwein LLP. Shauna has extensive experience in both civil and criminal litigation and is passionate about pursuing meaningful cases on behalf of underserved communities. Presently, Shauna specializes in class and individual employment discrimination cases and constitutional claims involving police and prison misconduct. Prior to joining Medina Orthwein, Shauna was a criminal defense attorney at the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office,...

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Sparks

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

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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Hillary Smith

Hillary Smith

Hillary B. Smith is a five-time general counsel for public and private technology companies, most recently Square.  During her general counsel career, Hillary helped take her companies through an expansive array of events and has extensive experience across numerous substantive areas, including fundraising & financing, M&A, data protection, corporate governance, regulatory, securities, litigation, employment and compliance.  Hillary is now an Operating Partner at Craft...

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Dom Brassey

Dom Brassey

Dom Brassey (she/they) is a San Francisco Bay Area-based brand builder currently growing developer adoption for Mapbox, a DC-based live location platform powering spatial analytics, navigation, and location-based experiences for mobile, web, and auto. Dom’s life as a queer/LGBTQ+ person has been transformed by the pioneering work of NCLR. In 2015-2016, Dom toured the United States with Saint Harridan as a gender-nonconforming menswear entrepreneur after the historic defeat of DOMA. In...

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