Join us as we ask our panelists to share stories & strategies from the front lines of the fight for inclusion.
As organizations increase their focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, bringing your whole self to work has become a popular concept but a complicated reality. Let's open up the conversation & say the quiet part out loud: is everyone able to be themselves at work or is that just idealistic? We'll swap stories about navigating those less-than-inclusive spaces & share strategies to create environments where every individual can be their full self.
Join us for a panel discussion on how to navigate less-than-inclusive spaces & tricky office politics, as well as strategies to create environments where everyone can truly thrive while being themselves.
Meet the Panelists
We've brought together a panel of thought leaders who are getting real about their experiences struggling to fit in, how they've helped others get seen fairly while still being themselves, & coaching companies toward truly creating more equitable & inclusive work environments.
Culture Writer, Essayist, Author
Brianna is a freelance writer & author. Her debut novel "In Our Shoes," set to publish by Penguin Random House's Plume division, is an essay collection that dissects & analyzes stereotypes that millennial Black women are expected to live up to. Brianna has experience reporting, editing, & interviewing having covered politics, breaking news, entertainment, music, & lifestyle news. Additionally, she has held reporter roles at Quartz, BuzzFeed & The Daily Dot as staff. Her work can be found at briannaholt.me.
Life, Business & Career Coach
Yvonne focuses on helping driven, growth-minded people get the clarity, confidence, & strategy they need to do profitable & sustainable work. She has worked with everyone from high-level executives & entrepreneurs to at-risk youth & families & was featured in Voyage Atlanta's Most Inspiring People column, Hypepotamus's Women Who Lead & Light Up Atlanta's Tech Ecosystem article, & nominated for FTV's "30 Under 30" Award.
Oscar is a queer & trans artist, an experiential/special event producer, & multimedia photojournalist. Equipped with tools & knowledge (and forever learning them, too) of the modern media landscape, Oscar is particularly interested in the ways experiences extend through digital media shifting a consumer's consciousness & awareness.They can often be found behind the scenes coordinating events, documenting communities in resistance, uplifting Latinx creatives via @nulatinx, & always @oscmdiaz on the web.
CPO at Casper
As Chief People & Diversity Officer, Dara is responsible for building a dynamic company culture & driving Casper's mission of bringing better sleep to more people. In this role, she oversees all areas of HR for the company, while developing & executing the organizational strategy. She also leads all diversity, equity & inclusion work, including strategy, education, cultural initiatives, & internal development. Dara brings more than 15 years of HR leadership experience to her role as CPDO. Prior to Casper, she held senior HR roles at several high-growth companies, including Refinery 29, Blue Apron, Gilt & Carat.
Head of Tech Recruiting at Gray Scalable
Nissa has been a Talent Acquisition leader for over ten years working across media & tech, at companies like AOL & Vimeo. She started her career at ABC News as a Desk Assistant & worked her way up to leading Talent Acquisition at Moda Operandi, Inc & BuzzFeed. Nissa is passionate about creating inclusive workplaces & she is driven by helping others find their dream job.