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Ross Simmons

Ross Simmonds is the founder of Foundation Marketing, a content marketing agency that combines data and creativity to develop & serve ambitious brands. Foundation has worked with brands all over the world ranging from some of the fastest growing startups to various Fortune 500 brands. In addition, Ross is the co-founder of Crate, a content marketing tool and Hustle & Grind which is an online store for entrepreneurs.

Over the years, Ross has been published or featured in publications such as Forbes, Venture Beat, Huffington Post, Mashable, BET, CBC and more. In 2016 he was named in Mashable as one of the top Snapchat marketers in the world and has shared his thoughts on marketing around the globe at conferences and events. Ross is also a board member of Volta Labs, Black Business Initiative, Phoenix House Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club of Preston.

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Andreina Nathaly Munoz

Andre EEna (Andreina) Munoz (who goes by Natalie (Nathaly) was born in Venezuela and legally migrated to Miami, FL as a child. She finished her Associate of Arts in 2011 and started her first tech intenship at Bookt, which was later sold to Realpage.

In 2015, she moved to Providence, RI to attend Johnson and Wales majoring in Robotics Engineering Technology. In 2017 she got the opportunity to work for General Electric while finishing her degree in Electronics Engineering Technology with a focus on Mechatronics.

In 2018, she then accepted a job offer as a Robotics Automation Developer where she continues to grow her career.
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Angie Zhou

Angie Zhou (Joe) has a genuine passion for the tech industry and an affinity for efficiency so she loves what she does.
Glocomms focuses on finding talent in Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Cybersecurity. Our clients range from stealth mode start-ups through to Fortune 500 companies across a number of industries. Always happy to connect with and talk to technologists – whether as a client or candidate or to simply talk tech. Current topics of interest are Diversity in Tech, Machine Learning, and all things Blockchain/Cryptocurrency.
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Rui Ma

Rui Ma is the founder of Euzen Labs, a venture lab focused on technology for wellbeing and human flourishing. She is also an angel investor and advisor to several startups and funds, including UNICEF Innovation Fund and Zeroth AI Accelerator. She has fifteen years of experience in technology and finance, spanning seed stage to pre-IPO investing. She is a former Investment Partner, head of Greater China and global head of fundraising at 500 Startups, a global seed fund and startup accelerator. Prior to 500, she worked for nearly a decade in private equity and mergers & acquisitions roles at the Raine Group, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch in both Silicon Valley and China. Rui holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, a Masters in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an Executive MBA from INSEAD and Tsinghua University and is a candidate for an ALM in extension studies with a focus in Psychology from Harvard University. She writes and speaks frequently about technology and is a regular contributor to leading business media. She is also active in philanthropy and currently runs Rookie.Fund, a nonprofit student venture fund network in Asia.
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Audrei Drummond

Audrei is a senior backend engineer based in the Bay Area. As a backend engineer at Slack, she works on the Enterprise Identity, Compliance and Security Team, focusing on making sure Slack’s largest customers can securely use the product. Prior to Slack, she worked at companies such as Microsoft and Redfin, where she started out as an automation engineer. She has taken the core testing principles she’s learned early on in her career, her keen eye for detail and curiosity into her current role. When she’s not working on SSO, SCIM or some other identity, compliance or security acronym, she can be found at the local climbing gym, mentoring, or reading comics.
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Jibril Sulaiman

Jibril Sulaiman has been an entrepreneur for 17 years. He has owned several small businesses and grew his previous tech company to #484 on the 2016 Inc 5000 list. Jibril and his family are recent transplants to the Atlanta area. He’s established a home at Techsquare Labs, in midtown Atlanta, as the central headquarters for Spendwith and is part of the inaugural cohort for Ascend 2020 ATL pre-accelerator program. His company, Spendwith was also recently accepted as a portfolio company at ATDC Atlanta.Continue reading

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Craig Lewis

Craig is the Founder and Chief Entrepreneur Officer of Gig Wage, a venture capital backed, tech startup, that builds modern payment tools for the future where you can pay your independent contractors in seconds. Prior to Gig Wage, Craig was the the Chief Strategy Officer at Kairos, a venture backed facial recognition/ Emotion Detection startup. Kairos is a NewMe Accelerator alum and a 500 Startups/Kapor Capital portfolio company and was voted one the Top 20 Startups by the WallStreet Journal.

Kairos was also a part of the first ever Morgan Stanley’s Multicultural Innovation Lab. As an entrepreneur, Craig has sold over $10M of payroll and payroll related software to date.

He also played professional basketball in Europe, is the Author of “The Sport of Sales” and a Husband & Father to 4 beautiful young girls. Continue reading

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Aubrey Blanche

Aubrey Blanche is the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Atlassian. There, she works with teams across the business to provide greater opportunities for everyone to join Atlassian and do the best work of their lives there. Her work spans the talent lifecycle from increasing access to technical education for underrepresented minorities through recruiting, retention, and advancement of all Atlassians. She relies heavily on empirical social science in her work, and has developed a new team-level paradigm for external diversity reporting. She believes that leading with empathy is the key to driving meaningful, sustainable change and creating highly effective teams.

In all areas of her work, she seeks to design effective interventions, programs, and talent practices that create equal opportunities for all Atlassians, and for the global tech industry. She is heavily involved in multiple industry groups seeking to define new standards for company transparency, reporting, and investment in diversity & inclusion. She is an advisor to SheStarts, a Sydney-based accelerator focused exclusively on supporting female founders, BeVisible, and Joonko. She is the co-founder of Sycamore, a community aiming to fix the VC funding gap for underrepresented founders. Continue reading

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Sabah Pervez

Sabah Pervez is a senior program manager at Catalyst @ Health 2.0. She holds a BS in neurobiology from the University of Texas at Austin and an MHA/MBA from the University of Houston- Clear Lake. Among her various projects at Health 2.0, she leads the efforts for Health 2.0’s Diversity Mentorship Program, TECHquality. TECHquality provides an opportunity for underrepresented innovators (or innovators-to-be) to be matched with leaders in the health tech field, to help guide and support the innovators in their health tech endeavors. You can reach Sabah on Twitter @sabahpervez. Continue reading

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Lisa Talia Moretti

Lisa Talia Moretti is an award-winning digital sociologist and strategist with 12 years experience. Lisa works in London as the Director of Emerging Technology at social impact agency, Skating Panda. Over the last decade, she’s studied the relationship between technology, brands and people for businesses like Adobe, The Olympic Foundation, Hyatt Hotels, Dulux, Starwood Hotels, IKEA, seventeen magazine and National Geographic. During this time, Lisa has also presented keynotes and run workshops to audiences from a wide range of business and cultural backgrounds on the impact, opportunities and challenges of technology. Lisa’s research collaborations with Goldsmiths College and IpSoft, Adobe, Mindshare and Rackspace on virtual reality, augmented reality, wearable technology and virtual assistants have gained international coverage with CNN, BBC, Fast Company, Campaign, Techcrunch, Forbes and others.

She is also a qualified yoga teacher and is fluent in emoji.
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