An honest & in depth discussion on entrepreneurship & racial equity led by some of California's greatest minds on the subject.
About this Event
If you are white, the process of dismantling centuries of oppression & the journey towards racial equity starts with you. There is no magic wand to wave or playbook to follow. Instead, it requires a constant & evolving process of listening, questioning & learning, together with appropriate levels of discomfort & ultimately personal growth to achieve meaningful & lasting change.
Join StartOut's San Francisco & Los Angeles chapters as we join forces to present an honest & in depth discussion on entrepreneurship & racial equity led by some of the greatest minds nationwide.
This session will cover:
the various levels of oppression (institutional, systematic, interpersonal, internalized), & how white supremacy has infiltrated every aspect of our society, especially business & more specifically, entrepreneurship;
how to recognize the signs of white supremacy in the entrepreneurial ecosystem & how to combat it;
the business case for change & the importance of DEI in building a sustainable business;
the role of entrepreneurship in achieving racial equity; and
helpful resources to assist you on your journey.
Please note that this session is not for everyone. If you are not an ally of Black, Indigenous & other people of color, & willing to leave your comfort zone, we ask that you refrain from participating.
Dominique Hollins is the Founder & Connector-in-Chief of W360. a boutique Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) consulting firm that develops customized strategies for organizations that are committed to doing the work. With over 15 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, community leaders & professional advocates, Dominique has become adept at community building for collective impact. Her expertise spans the technology & financial services industries including business operations, product & program development, brand engagement, data analysis, partnerships, community development, small business advocacy, tech entrepreneurship & DEI planning & development.
Prior to starting her own business, Dominique led as eBay's first Marketplace Diversity leader, integrating DEI practices into the merchandising organization to drive economic equality through e-commerce & small businesses. Before then, she managed payment operations for eBay's NA Daily Deals platform, enabling high-velocity multimillion dollar merchandising contracts during pivotal retail cycles. She launched her career at Alphabet, formerly Google, as a Senior Marketing Strategist for the AdWords platform, expanding online display advertising for the travel & financial sectors. She dedicated her 20% innovation time to coach & support minority-owned tech startups through GV, formerly Google Ventures. Dominique is also the Co-Founder of Our Collective, a network of professionals dedicated to tech equity for Black & Latinx talent, supported by the Kapor Center.
Dominique has been featured at conferences & events such as Fortune's Most Powerful Next Gen Summit, the Grace Hopper Conference, AfroTech, Black Enterprise Tech Connext, eBay Open, Stanford University, Twilio, Tech Intersections, Microsoft, Shoptalk, Out in Tech & more. She studied Actuarial Science at Howard University prior to transferring to DePaul University where she completed her B.S. in Finance. In her personal time she enjoys movie critiquing, culinary exploration, wine tasting, traveling & writing.