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MAY 22, 2017 I 9am - 5pm

Westin Boston Waterfront

MAY 22, 2017

9am-5pm

Westin Boston Waterfront

Empowering Diverse Talent To Shatter The Glass Ceiling

The inaugural Inclusive Innovation Leadership Conference is a one day conference dedicated to empowering underrepresented professionals to shatter the glass ceiling in the innovation economy by building their executive presence.

 

Join us as we enable diverse professionals to step into their leadership power and strategically advance their career.

 

Our seasoned speakers deliver a unique blend of strategic career advice, inspiration,  practical steps to advance your skills that will take your career to the next level.

Empowering Diverse Talent To Shatter The Glass Ceiling

The inaugural Inclusive Innovation Leadership Conference is a one day conference dedicated to empowering underrepresented professionals to shatter the glass ceiling in the innovation economy by building their executive presence.

 

Join us as we enable diverse professionals to step into their leadership power and strategically advance their career.

 

Our seasoned speakers deliver a unique blend of strategic career advice, inspiration,  practical steps to advance your skills that will take your career to the next level.
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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Ayana Pressley Boston City Councilor-

Ayanna Pressley

Boston City Councilor-At-Large

 

Pressley’s career has been marked by history-making campaigns and a relentless determination to advance a political agenda focused on women and girls, building healthy communities, and breaking cycles of poverty, violence, and trauma. She is the first woman of color to be elected to the council in its 106-year history. Read more...

Donna Levin, Founder of Care.com

Donna Levin

Founder of Care.com

 

Donna Levin, co-founder of industry-leading online care resource Care.com, has an admirable background of social entrepreneurship. Care is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. They deliver caring, compassionate support services using trained volunteers with special concern for the elderly and  Read more...

CoreyThomas

Corey E. Thomas

CEO of Rapid7

 

In addition to being president and CEO, Corey is also a member of the Rapid7 board of directors. In 2016, he was appointed to serve on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Digital Economy Board of Advisors. Corey has more than 15 years of experience in leading companies to the next stage of growth and innovation. Read more...

 

Wayne Chang

Wayne Chang

  Founder of  Crashlytics

 

Wayne Chang is a Taiwanese-American serial entrepreneur and angel investor. His latest company, Crashlytics, was acquired by Twitter in its largest acquisition at the time. He has been involved in other notable startups such as JetSmarter, Dropbox, Napster, and others, now valued at over $10 billion. At only 33-year Read more...

Pradeep-Aradhya

Pradeep Aradhya

CEO of Novus Laurus LLC

 

Pradeep Aradhya brings a unique perspective to building commercial success in Technology, Fashion, Food and Film. With the strategic approach of building a "minimum viable business" he guides Novus Laurus as well as mentors and invests in other businesses. Towards eclecticism and diverse experience he funds  Read more...

Elsa Sze

Elsa Sze

Founder & CEO of Agora

 

Elsa is the Founder & CEO of Agora, a venture-backed tech startup with a mission to reimagine democracy in the 21st century. Elsa created Agora, an online town hall platform for building engaged communities while pursuing her joint degree at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Rachel-Spekman

Rachel Spekman

Dir. of Programming at MassChallenge

 

Rachel Spekman is Senior Director of Programming at MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. At MassChallenge, she oversees the design and implementation of the 4-month Accelerator for startups and works closely with mentors, speakers, and community partners.

MyKim Dang

 MyKim Dang

Video Editor at Facebook & Instagram

 

Mykim works at the Creative Shop Studio at Facebook. She is a full stack creator who believes in the purpose and power of storytelling. She has been producing strategies, content, digital products, and curating communities and experiences since 2004. She has worked with standout organizations across  Read more .....
Alessandra Brown

Alessandra Brown

Director at Roxbury Innovation Center

 

Alessandra is the Director at Roxbury Innovation Center. Originally from Boston, Alessandra has always been interested in the entrepreneurial spirit of the city. She previously worked for the Boston Public Schools and is passionate about creating opportunities for entrepreneurs to learn and grow. She is also working on starting a production  Read more...

Joselin-Mane

Joselin Mane

CEO of LITBel Consulting

 

Joselin Mane, CEO of LITBel Consulting, a new media marketing, event planning and training consultancy. Joselin is also co-founder of BostonTweetUp, a new media event planning and promotional service. He combines proven networking strategies every day for himself as well as his clients.  Mane is also  Read more....

Jody Rose

Jody Rose

Executive Director of NEVCA

 

Jody Rose is the Executive Director of the New England Venture Capital Association where she works in partnership with the venture and entrepreneurial communities on initiatives focused on positioning Massachusetts as the best place in the world for entrepreneurs. Born in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City, Jody has   Read more...

Kanda Alagappan

Kanda Alagappan

Dir. of Talent Acquisition at Carbonite, Inc

 

Kanda Alagappan is the Director of Global Talent Acquisition at Carbonite, Inc., a leader in backup, disaster recovery and high availability solutions for any size business. He is responsible for developing, executing and adopting best practices, methods, systems and metrics to attract and retain the best minds, as well as  Read more...

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Ayana Pressley Boston City Councilor-

Ayanna Pressley

Boston City Councilor-At-Large

 

Pressley’s career has been marked by history-making campaigns and a relentless determination to advance a political agenda focused on women and girls, building healthy communities, and breaking cycles of poverty, violence, and trauma. She is the first woman of color to be elected to the council in its 106-year history. Read more...

Donna Levin, Founder of Care.com

Donna Levin

Founder of Care.com

 

Donna Levin, co-founder of industry-leading online care resource Care.com, has an admirable background of social entrepreneurship. Care is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. They deliver caring, compassionate support services using trained volunteers with special concern for the elderly and Read more...

CoreyThomas

Corey E. Thomas

CEO of Rapid7

 

In addition to being president and CEO, Corey is also a member of the Rapid7 board of directors. In 2016, he was appointed to serve on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Digital Economy Board of Advisors. Corey has more than 15 years of experience in leading companies to the next stage of growth and innovation. Read more...

Wayne Chang

Wayne Chang

Founder of Crashlytics

 

Wayne Chang is a Taiwanese-American serial entrepreneur and angel investor. His latest company, Crashlytics, was acquired by Twitter in its largest acquisition at the time. He has been involved in other notable startups such as JetSmarter, Dropbox, Napster, and others, now valued at over $10 billion. At only 33-year Read more...

Pradeep-Aradhya

Pradeep Aradhya

CEO of Novus Laurus LLC

 

Pradeep Aradhya brings a unique perspective to building commercial success in Technology, Fashion, Food and Film. With the strategic approach of building a "minimum viable business" he guides Novus Laurus as well as mentors and invests in other businesses. Towards eclecticism and diverse experience he funds and mentors   Read more...

Elsa Sze

Elsa Sze

Founder & CEO of Agora

 

Elsa is the Founder & CEO of Agora, a venture-backed tech startup with a mission to reimagine democracy in the 21st century. Elsa created Agora, an online town hall platform for building engaged communities while pursuing her joint degree at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Rachel-Spekman

Rachel Spekman

Dir. of Programming at MassChallenge

 

Rachel Spekman is Senior Director of Programming at MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. At MassChallenge, she oversees the design and implementation of the 4-month Accelerator for startups and works closely with mentors, speakers, and community partners.

MyKim Dang

MyKim Dang

Video Editor at Facebook & Instagram

 

Mykim works at the Creative Shop Studio at Facebook. She is a full stack creator who believes in the purpose and power of storytelling. She has been producing strategies, content, digital products, and curating communities and experiences since 2004. She has worked with standout organizations   Read more ...

Alessandra Brown

Alessandra Brown

Director at Roxbury Innovation Center

 

Alessandra is the Director at Roxbury Innovation Center. Originally from Boston, Alessandra has always been interested in the entrepreneurial spirit of the city. She previously worked for the Boston Public Schools and is passionate about creating opportunities for entrepreneurs to learn and grow. She is also working on starting a  Read more...

Joselin-Mane

Joselin Mane

CEO of LITBel Consulting

 

Joselin Mane, CEO of LITBel Consulting, a new media marketing, event planning and training consultancy. Joselin is also co-founder of BostonTweetUp, a new media event planning and promotional service. He combines proven networking strategies every day for himself as well as his clients. Mane is also a super connector and has been  Read more...

Jody Rose

Jody Rose

Executive Director of NEVCA

 

Jody Rose is the Executive Director of the New England Venture Capital Association where she works in partnership with the venture and entrepreneurial communities on initiatives focused on positioning Massachusetts as the best place in the world for entrepreneurs. Born in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City, Jody has held   Read more...

Kanda Alagappan

Kanda Alagappan

Dir. of Talent Acquisition at Carbonite, Inc

 

Kanda Alagappan is the Director of Global Talent Acquisition at Carbonite, Inc., a leader in backup, disaster recovery and high availability solutions for any size business. He is responsible for developing, executing and adopting best practices, methods, systems and metrics to attract and retain the best minds, as well as to improve employer Read more...

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CONTRIBUTORS

 Black Tech Boston Meetup
District Hall 
Epicenter Community
Exquisite Design Concepts
Hubweek
Mass Technology Leadership Council
Donna Levin, MIT Trust Center
Jeff Bussgang, Flybridge Capital and Harvard Professor
Jesse Mermell, The Alliance for Business Leadership
Jodi Charles, Boston Chamber of Commerce 
Jody Rose, New England Venture Capitalist Association
Osborne Design
Resilient Coders
Roxbury Innovation Center
Smarter In the City
Venture Cafe Foundation

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INCLUSIVE INNOVATION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

CONTRIBUTORS

Black Tech Boston Meetup
District Hall 
Epicenter Community
Exquisite Design Concepts
Hubweek
Mass Technology Leadership Council
Donna Levin, MIT Trust Center
Jeff Bussgang, Flybridge Capital and Harvard Professor
Jesse Mermell, The Alliance for Business Leadership
Jodi Charles, Boston Chamber of Commerce 
 Jody Rose, New England Venture Capitalist Association
Osborne Design
Resilient Coders
Roxbury Innovation Center
Smarter In the City
Venture Cafe Foundation

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