Past event – Open Forum 2021
Build a culture of belonging
Thank you to everyone who attended Open Forum: Building Belonging on June 16. Take a look back at any of the live workshops, session discussions and panels from the day below.
Watch the sessions on demand
Join Justin Michael Williams and Shauna Shapiro, PhD, for a moving and transformative diversity training experience that helps teams to reduce bias.
Stacey Gordon, Chief Diversity Strategist at Rework Work, shares sustainable tactics for embedding inclusive recruiting into the fabric of your company culture.
Discover how successful companies are using structured hiring to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion and ensure more inclusive hiring practices.
It’s every TA leader’s responsibility to be well-versed in the opportunities and challenges of using AI. Here's what to consider when examining ethics and tech.
Fair chance hiring offers access to diverse talent and can be key to an inclusive hiring strategy. Learn how Checkr creates opportunities for untapped talent.
Discover how winning companies create personal, inclusive candidate experiences. Learn the best practices to adopt and how to identify areas of improvement.
Discover and adopt a new framework of recruiting and retention best practices that foster fairness and inclusion within key stages of the hiring journey.
Remote, hybrid or in-person onboarding? Learn how talent leaders have transformed onboarding to meet the varied needs of employees in the new world of work.
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Meet the leaders in DE&I hiring we heard from
Author, speaker and musician
Justin works at the intersection of music, mindfulness and social justice. With his groundbreaking book, Stay Woke – and over a decade of teaching experience – Justin has become a pioneering voice for diversity and inclusion in wellness.
Professor at Santa Clara University
Shauna is a professor at Santa Clara University, a best-selling author and an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and compassion. Dr. Shapiro has published over 150 journal articles and co-authored three critically acclaimed books translated into 16 languages, including her most recent book: Good Morning, I Love You: Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Practices to Rewire the Brain for Calm Clarity and Joy.
Executive Advisor + Diversity Strategist at Rework Work
Stacey leads at the intersection of diversity, inclusion and workplace culture by coaching and counsels executive leaders on DEI strategies for business, while offering a no-nonsense approach to education for the broader employee population. Stacey’s book, UNBIAS: Addressing Unconscious Bias at Work debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Release list.
VP, People at Buildout
Dom has spent the past 13 years helping companies make the most of their talent and helping employees maximize their potential. As a self-described "HR-preneur," Dom typically joins organizations as their first senior HR hire and helps create a framework for future HR growth.
Head of Talent & Belonging at Planet
Michael is the Head of Talent and Belonging at Planet, based in San Francisco. Previously, he led both Talent and DEIB at Redbubble, based in Melbourne, Australia. During his time in Silicon Valley and abroad, Michael has seen first-hand that the tech industry has a unique opportunity to get better, faster, in dismantling the systems that continue to cause inequity and a deepening wealth gap. Michael specializes in strategic planning, user-centered program management and inclusion-based recruiting.
Chief People Officer at Splash
Liz Hall is currently Chief People Officer at Splash, leading Recruiting, L&D, Employee Engagement, Total Rewards, DEI, Performance Management, Culture and HR functions with the core value that employee experience is everything. She believes success comes from leading with empathy and acting intentionally, as well as being equitable and inclusive. Previous experience includes: Trello (acquired by Atlassian), Fog Creek Software and Cadre.
Director of Business Development at CROP Organization
Ken Oliver is the Director of Business Development for the CROP Organization, a 501(c)(3) reentry service provider focused on tech and workforce development for justice involved men and women. As a proximate leader in the field of criminal justice policy, reentry architecture and workforce development, Ken has been a bridge builder between business and community and was tagged to appear as an expert panelist on the Governor Newsom's Commission on the Future of Work.
VP of People and Places at Mode
Bailey is VP of People and Places at Mode, where she is responsible for strategies relating to employee enablement, human capital planning, talent acquisition and transformation. Previously, Bailey worked in operations at a variety of startups and financial firms.
Vice President, Strategic Marketing at Eightfold
Mihir is the Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Eightfold, after having started and managed the professional services team. Prior to Eightfold, Mihir was Lyft's Director of Operations and first General Manager of Northern California. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Senior Manager, Recruiting at Cockroach Labs
Dave heads up the Recruiting team at Cockroach Labs, which is the creator of CockroachDB, the most highly evolved cloud-native, distributed SQL database. Dave was previously the Director of Recruiting at Yext and is currently on the Customer Advisory Board of GoodTime.io, the first Talent Operations Platform that provides intelligent interview scheduling for recruiting teams.
Facilitator and DEI Lead at LifeLabs Learning
Ashley’s current research focus is on how organizations can develop inclusive systems that mitigate bias and promote belonging. At LifeLabs Learning, Ashley leads IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity and anti-bias) work and supports the direction and development of the facilitation team. She holds a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan.
CEO at Knac
Ariel is the Founder and CEO of Knac, a recruiting software company that helps companies screen and manage applicants more effectively so they don't miss out on great talent. She has over a decade of tech recruiting and coaching experience, helping companies like Spotify, Uber, Google, Nike, Ebay and more build great teams. She's helped thousands of professionals find career happiness and has been featured in publications like CNBC, Forbes, FastCompany, Refinery29, BusinessInsider and more.
Sr. Director of Talent and DE&I at Frame.io
Anna received a Law degree in her hometown of Paris, France before moving to the US nine years ago to pursue a singer-songwriter career. Along the way, Anna transitioned into a completely new industry: recruiting for Tech. Today, she’s overseeing Recruiting and DE&I at Frame.io, a Series C video collaboration platform with around 250 employees.
Founder and Principal Analyst at HRExaminer
John is a principal analyst for HRExaminer, an independent analyst firm covering HR Technology and the intersection of people, tech and work. With three weekly podcasts and written commentary, he covers emerging ideas, the state of the industry and the executives who operate it. He helps HR Departments and vendors build ethics organizations and is a leading expert on AI in HR/recruiting. John is also a Conference Board Senior Fellow.
New York City-based drag queen
An actor, singer, dancer, hair stylist and makeup artist by trade, when Selma found out drag was a combination of her passions, she slapped on a lash, slid on a pump, and the rest was history. Selma is based New York City and best known for her appearance on Netflix’s Nailed It! and her YouTube cooking show Cluck That!
CEO and Co-Founder at MeVitae
Riham is a keynote international speaker, neuroscientist and co-founder of MeVitae. She is involved in several initiatives including: Founder of Linkedin’s Women in Tech group, Director at TechTonic, and member of TechUK Diversity and Skills Council. She has expertise in the science of HR and human decision-making. She is a business mentor including the London Business School entrepreneurship course. Riham holds a Master of Research in Clinical Neuroscience, University of Oxford and a First-Class Honour Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London.
Fair Chance Program Manager at Checkr
Lauren is a passionate advocate of justice and fairness. She brings years of criminal justice reform and workforce development experience in the nonprofit and public sectors into the tech sector, where she seeks to scale fair chance practices and career opportunities for people who are formerly incarcerated.
HR Operations Lead at Hudson River Trading
LoriBeth started her "career in careers" as a freshman undergrad working in the on-campus career services center. From there, she moved from external to internal tech recruiting before becoming Hudson River Trading’s first ever fully dedicated HR representative.
Candidate Experience Representative II at Checkr
Thedo grew up in Los Angeles and was recently released after 30 years of incarceration. While incarcerated, Thedo created, moderated, facilitated and directed several group programs aimed at helping prisoners better themselves and become assets to their communities upon release.
Customer DE&I Advisory Director at Greenhouse
Gary (he/him) is a talent management and diversity leader with 10 years of expertise in strategy, engagement and program management in tech, nonprofit and education advocacy landscapes. He's passionate about integrating DE&I across the employee lifecycle to maximize engagement and organizational effectiveness.
Senior Customer Success Manager at Greenhouse
Olivia is a Senior Customer Success Manager for Greenhouse Onboarding, having been with the company for over four years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Davis. Olivia is based in San Francisco.
Manager, Talent Acquisition Operations at Greenhouse
Michelle is committed to ensuring the Greenhouse TA team has the processes and systems in place to enable continued success in hiring. Michelle has a Bachelor's of Business Administration from the University of Washington.
Director of Talent Acquisition at Greenhouse
Ariana leads the Talent Acquisition function at Greenhouse and is proud to be Greenhouse's longest-standing member of the People team. She works with all departmental leaders to hire for what’s next with the goal of modeling best-in-class, predictive recruiting.
Senior Data Scientist at Greenhouse
Mona is the founder of Greenhouse's Data, Product and Privacy Ethics Committee. They enjoy leveraging data and information to make hiring processes more efficient, inclusive and fair.
Chief Marketing Officer at Greenhouse
Carin is a marketing executive with a passion for brands and a track record in building high-performing B2B marketing teams.
CEO and cofounder at Greenhouse
Daniel is CEO of Greenhouse and co-author of the book Talent Makers. Prior to founding Greenhouse, he co-founded Lab49, a global firm providing technology consulting solutions for the world's leading investment banks. Through Daniel’s firsthand experience as an entrepreneur, he has seen how valuable hiring and talent are to building world-class teams.
President and cofounder at Greenhouse
Jon drives the vision and strategy of the Greenhouse product. Jon’s roots in product leadership go back more than 20 years. As General Manager of International at BabyCenter, he led what became the leading site for parents and steered its growth to a global business reaching tens of millions of unique visitors per month.
VP of Professional Services at Greenhouse
Driven by a solution-oriented approach, Kristina leads Greenhouse’s service delivery team. She has over two decades of professional experience in information technology and services.
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