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Wednesday, October 4 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
How Leaders Build Diverse Teams

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Starting a company is not a solitary endeavor. You might have the perfect Idea, but you won’t execute it well without the right team. Whether it’s finding a co-founder or hiring your first, 10th, or 100th plus employee, it is your team that will execute your vision. The best teams are motivated and diverse. You’ll need to sell your team on your vision, and you’ll need to assemble a talented group of people with varied backgrounds and perspectives.
The leaders on this panel have built such teams and are going to discuss their approach to one of the most critical and challenging aspects of starting a company: How to build a diverse team.



Moderators
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Joe Shao

Co-Founder & CTO, Perfect Loop
Joe Shao is the co-founder and Chief Talent Officer of Perfect Loop, a tech-enabled recruiting service specialized in building high-performance teams. Prior to starting Perfect Loop, he was a category manager at Amazon. In addition to helping people find their next opportunity,  ... Read More →

Speakers
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Sandy Anuras

VP of Technology, Blokable
Sandy is VP of Technology at Blokable, a startup whose mission is to make housing affordable and accessible for everyone.  With over 17 years of technology and leadership experience, Sandy is passionate about building scalable, supportive teams and cultures.  She was previously the CTO at Stash Hotel Rewards where her teams launched the booking engine and credit card, introducing two new revenue streams with low technology overhead costs. Prior to Stash, she spent ten years in various leadership roles at Expedia, spearheading technology teams for global expansion, loyalty programs, financial institution partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions including Travelocity. Sandy holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rice... Read More →
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Steve Banfield

CEO, ReachNow
Steve Banfield is CEO of ReachNow, mobility services from the BMW Group. A 20-year technology industry veteran, Steve leads successful teams that build digital products and services loved by millions worldwide.With years of rich leadership experience from INRIX, Sony, Microsoft... Read More →
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Aiko Bethea

Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Fred Hutch
Aiko successfully transitioned her career on several occasions: from being an auditor at a global bank, litigation association at an international law firm, and municipal attorney and first Director of Compliance for one of the largest metropolitan areas.  She then transitioned full time into philanthropy. For over seven years, Aiko was with the Bill... Read More →
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Sergio Klarreich

CTO, Worcket Corp
Sergio has enjoyed each and every one of the last twenty-one years (or 48% of his life) in the Telecommunications and Software Industries. His diverse background includes Engineering, Consulting, Business Development, and Sales responsibilities. Currently, he's the CTO and co-foudner... Read More →