“The Tech ERG summit will uplift, inspire, and connect ERG and DEI leaders to take action for inclusion in tech”

— Dr. Allison Scott, CEO, Kapor Center

Organizational Partner

About The Tech ERG Summit

The Tech ERG Summit is the go-to event for ERG leaders and DEI professionals of all levels who care about impact and inclusion.

Why Attend

Reimagine the Future of ERGs

Explore perspectives and practices with ERG and DEI experts in tech.

Maximize Your ERG Impact

Learn tools and strategies to measure what matters inside your organization.

Grow Your Network

Become a member of the fastest-growing ERG community for tech professionals.

Summit Schedule

Day 1: Hands-On Workshops (paid)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

9:00 - 11:00 am PST

Not Ready for ERGs? Building a DEI Council

12:00 - 2:00 pm PST

Looking to Create ERGs? Building an ERG 101

Summit Kickoff Social Hour (free)

4:00 - 5:00 pm PST

Come break the ice as we kick off the summit: raffle, comedy and more!

Day 2: Summit Sessions (free)

Thursday, January 28, 2021

9:00 - 9:30 am PST

Welcome, Land Acknowledgement, and Raffle

9:30 - 10:00 am PST

Fireside Chat with Freada Kapor Klein: Ready, Set, Activate! Mobilizing Your ERGs for Social Impact

10:00 - 10:55 am PST

How 2020 Reshaped ERGs for 2021 and Beyond

11:00 - 11:55 am PST

Building A Global ERG Strategy

12:00 - 12:25 pm PST


12:30 - 1:25 pm PST

Professional Development as a Pillar: Investing In ERG Leaders and Members

2:00 - 2:30 pm PST

Five to Nine Fireside Chat with Melissa Thomas-Hunt, Airbnb

2:30 - 3:30 pm PST

ERG Block Party: Further Discussion, Networking & Raffle

Day 3: Summit Sessions (free)

Friday, January 29, 2021

9:00 - 9:30 am PST

Welcome and Raffle

9:30 - 10:00 am PST

Fireside Chat with Carla Harris

10:00 - 10:55 am PST

Impact Isn’t a Given, Setting Your ERG Up For Success

11:00 - 11:55 am PST

Leveraging Executive Sponsors for Impact

12:00 - 12:25 pm PST


12:30 - 1:25 pm PST

Leveraging Metrics for Impact

1:30 - 2:25 pm PST

Commemoration Fueled By Action: How Can Tech Advance MLK’s Dream?

2:30 - 3:30 pm PST

ERG Block Party: Further Discussion, Networking & Raffle

Our Growing List of Speakers

Bie Aweh, Senior People Growth Manager, Women and Underrepresented Talent Development, Doordash

Earl Bender, United Technologies

Marque Blackman, Senior. Program Manager, DE&I, Cloudera

Albrey Brown, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Airtable

Dr. Danette Buie, Senior Program Manager, Global Talent Acquisition Operations, Programs and Diversity, Coursera

Sheri Byrne-Haber, Accessibility Architect, VMWare

Lamont Carolina, Senior Manager, People Experience, Oscar

Sean Cervera, Head of DEI & Belonging, Curology

Anthony Clay, CEO and Co-founder, Indi

Natasha Cougoule, Global ERG Program Specialist, Salesforce

Christopher Craft, Sr. Solution Engineer, DocuSign

Ben Delk, Inclusion & Diversity Global Programs, Expedia Group

Marquise Francis, Senior National Reporter & Producer, Yahoo News

Carla Harris, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Trinidad Hermida, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Niantic

Dr. Freada Kapor Klein, Founding Partner, Kapor Capital

Leah Katsekas McTiernan Wise, DocuSign

Amanda Lannert, CEO, Jellyvision

Dani Maczynski, Program Manager, Dataminr

Shawnda Madison, Head of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Invitae

Natalie Mazzie, F5

Raina Moskowitz, SVP of People, Strategy & Services, Etsy

Shareka Nelson, Coursera

Dr. Cynthia Overton, Director of Tech Workplace Initiatives, Kapor Center

B. Pagels-Minor, Senior Data Product Manager

Lisa Paredes, Co-Founder, Global Community Lead, The Culture Collective

Rachel Entire Parrot, Diversity and Inclusion StrategistJames Perkins, Selma, Alabama Mayor

Carlos Quezada, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Latinx ERG

Amelia Ransom, Senior Director of Engagement and Diversity, Avalara

Sen. Malika Sanders-Fortier, Alabama State Senate

Natalie Simmons, Global Manager, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Zendesk

Melissa Thomas-Hunt, Global Head of Diversity and Belonging, Airbnb

Cornell Verdeja-Woodson, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Headspace, Inc.

Kim Vu, Global Head of DEI, Remitly

Dr. Avis Williams, Superintendent Selma City Schools

Shantelle Williams-Valadie, Associate Director, Coursera

Our Sponsors

About the Event Producer

Five to Nine is a Black and women-owned software company that enables organizations to manage and measure the impact of their employee programs and events.

Co-founders Jasmine Shells and Denise Umubyeyi are former People Leaders who are passionate about solving pain points for ERG and DEI professionals and programs. They’re all about assessing program impact and creating inclusive workplaces by helping customers to streamline processes, measure programs, and boost employee engagement.

Learn more about Five to Nine here.

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