How to Include. Now. (San Francisco)
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How to Include. Now. (San Francisco)

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
8-10 am
Where: San Francisco Proper Hotel
1100 Market St.
San Francisco, California 
United States
Contact: Mary Thorsby

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Watermark and Wolff Olins invite you to explore how organizations are developing radical new ways to create a truly diverse workforce at our How to Include. Now. summit.

What are the Bay Area's top D&I executives doing now that's new and different? How do they leverage D&I to expand their business, build creativity, strengthen employee retention and attract new talent?

D&I execs will share their firsthand experiences, ­ their wins and their lessons learned – and they'll offer valuable best practices that you can put into action.

There's no fee and no PowerPoint. Just smart conversation, a chance to make new connections and rekindle current ones – ­ and enjoy some good food.

Panelists include:

Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Atlassian
Tony Bond, Executive Vice President, Great Place to Work
Molly Q. Ford, Senior Director, Global Equality Programs, Salesforce
Tiffany Shlain, Filmmaker and Founder, Webby Awards

Moderator: Nomzamo Majuqwana, Strategy Director, Wolff Olins

We hope you can make it!

Panelist and Moderator Bios

Aubrey Blanche is the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Atlassian. She works with teams across the business to provide greater opportunities for everyone to join Atlassian and do the best work of their lives there. Her work spans the talent lifecycle from increasing access to technical education for underrepresented minorities through recruiting, retention and advancement of all Atlassians. She relies heavily on empirical social science in her work and has developed a new team-level paradigm for external diversity reporting. She believes that leading with empathy is the key to driving meaningful, sustainable change and creating highly effective teams.

In all areas of her work, Aubrey seeks to design effective interventions, programs and talent practices that create equal opportunities for all Atlassians, and for the global tech industry. She is heavily involved in multiple industry groups seeking to define new standards for company transparency, reporting and investment in diversity and inclusion. She is an advisor to SheStarts, a Sydney-based accelerator focused exclusively on supporting female founders, BeVisible, and Joonko. She is the co-founder of Sycamore, a community aiming to fix the VC funding gap for underrepresented founders.

Tony Bond, Executive Vice President, Great Place to Work, is a key contributor to the organization's culture transformation initiatives. A strategic thinker and proactive listener, Tony is adept at using a system thinking approach to affect positive change in organizations.

Having previously held leadership positions at a Fortune 100 company in sales, marketing, human resources, operations and finance, he possesses strong business acumen and deep understanding of how maximizing human potential drives business performance.

Tony holds a graduate degree in Positive Organizational Development from Case Western Reserve University, is a Certified Executive Coach and is trained and skilled at using design methodologies to solve complex business challenges.

Molly Q. Ford is the Senior Director of Global Equality Programs at Salesforce, the World's Most Innovative Company according to Forbes and one of Fortune's Best Companies to Work for eight years in a row. In this role, Molly is responsible for shaping and sharing the company's core value of equality and evangelizing the Salesforce culture.

Molly works closely with employees, customers, partners, community organizations and the tech industry to build a path forward to equality for all. She focuses four key pillars: Equal Pay, Equal Education, Equal Rights and Equal Opportunity.

Prior to making her passion for equality a full-time job, Molly worked on the award-winning Salesforce Communications team. With more than 15 years of communications and public relations experience, she was responsible for building awareness for Salesforce Service Cloud, the world's No. 1 customer service and support solution. Prior to joining Salesforce, she held positions at major technology companies including Cisco, Check Point Software, IBM and UMAX. Molly earned her degree Public Relations from San Jose State University.

Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, author, founder of The Webby Awards, and co-founder of two global initiatives, Character Day and 50/50 Day – unified days of film and discussion about important issues shaping our lives that unite over 100,000 live events.

Character Day explores the science of character and 50/50 Day focuses on gender equity. Selected by the Albert Einstein Foundation as a contributor to Genius: 100 Visions of the Future, Tiffany's films and work have received over 80 awards and distinctions including premieres at The Sundance Film Festival and being selected by The US State Department to use her films to represent America around the world. She serves on the Leadership Board of The Center on Media and Child Health at Harvard's Boston Children's Hospital and she is a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute.

Nomzamo Majuqwana, Strategy Director, Wolff Olins, helps clients embrace transformative ideas and create supportive corporate cultures and outstanding customer products they offer to the outside world.

She equipped Enel Group to become the world's first post-utility company, democratizing energy through the lens of Open Power. She also transformed Girl Effect from a generic girl's rights advocacy group to a creative social business transforming lives through media.

Nomzamo joined Wolff Olins London in 2014, transferred to San Francisco in 2017 and is now based in New York where she continues to work on focusing technology businesses on positive social impact. Along with client work, she is an active advocate of diversity and inclusion, a topic she regularly speaks and writes about.