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DEI Innovation Summit 2021

This inaugural event on November 3, 2021 hosted by Snap Inc., brought thought leaders and DEI experts together to transform outcomes and drive equity in tech by building on the recommendations from the ACT Report


Why We Need Equity in Tech

Oona King VP of DEI, Snap Inc.

Summit Highlights


Cross-Industry Collaboration: CDO Panel

Oona King VP of DEI, Snap Inc.

Melonie Parker Chief Diversity Officer, Google
Travis Robinson Global Head, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, Spotify
Shannon Schuyler US Chief Purpose and Inclusion Officer, PwC
Carin Taylor Chief Diversity Officer, Workday


The Journey from East London to Hollywood

Idris Elba Actor

Oona King VP of DEI, Snap Inc.



ACT Now: A CEO Perspective

Kara Swisher Journalist

Arlan Hamilton Founder and Manager Partner, Backstage Capital
Tim Ryan US Chair and Senior Partner, PwC
Evan Spiegel Co-Founder & CEO, Snap Inc.


Activate Change: Becoming an Inclusive Leader

Dwana Franklin-Davis CEO, Reboot Representation

john a. powell Director, UC Berkeley Othering & Belonging Institute
Bo Young Lee Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Uber


Operationalize DEI Throughout the Business

Siri Chilazi Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

Beatriz Acevedo CEO & Co-Founder, Suma Wealth
Iris Bohnet Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
Trey Boynton Sr. Director Inclusion & Collaboration Strategy & Inclusive Solutions, Cisco
James Heighington Global Head of Measurement and Reporting, Google
Lanaya Irvin CEO, Coqual

Lightning Talks


Acknowledging Indigenous Land and Advancing Indigenous Communities

Sarah Eagle Heart Co-CEO, Return to the Heart Foundation


Access for Everyone

Mekke Okereke Engineering Director, Google


Girls Who Code

Tarika Barrett CEO, Girls Who Code


Representation in Tech

Derrick Lewis President and CEO, NAACP


Transform Pathways into Tech

Ruthe Farmer CEO, Last Mile Education Fund

Dr. Leigh Ann DeLyser Executive Director, CSforAll


Why the Mean Always Win (On Average)

Tea Uglow Founder, Creative Labs, Google