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Tristan Walker is a technology entrepreneur who aims to diversify the tech industry by recruiting top young Black and Latinx talent to Silicon Valley. In 2012, he left his position as director of business development at Foursquare to found Walker & Company, which creates beauty products for people of color.
Rosanna Garcia is the Paul R. Beswick Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Her research is in entrepreneurship and benefit corporations, focused on diversity in entrepreneurship and the legitimacy of benefit corporations.
Sixcia Devine is a small business growth expert. Her work focuses on entrepreneurship, social media outreach, new marketing technology, business planning, and connecting general markets to Hispanic markets.
Linda McGill-Boasmond is owner and president of Chicago-based Cedar Concepts Corporation. CCC is the country’s first African American, woman-owned chemical manufacturing plant. The company processes raw materials for use in personal care, household, industrial and agricultural products. Its clients include Proctor & Gamble, Colgate Palmolive, Citgo Petroleum and Boeing.
Sheena Iyengar is the S.T. Lee Professor of Business at Columbia University. Iyengar is one of the country’s top experts on choice — how people perceive it and how they respond to it. Her award-winning book The Art of Choosing looks at what shapes our decision-making and the far-reaching consequences of our choices.
Farai Chideya is an award-winning author and journalist with more than 20 years of experience combining media, technology and diversity. She is creator and host of the podcast Our Body Politic and a program officer with the Ford Foundation’s Creativity and Free Expression team.
Neal Sáles-Griffin is managing director of the tech accelerator Techstars Chicago and a venture partner at MATH Venture Partners. He is an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering.
Melissa Bradley is a co-founder of Ureeka, a platform for small-business entrepreneurs to access resources and educational tools. She founded 1863 Ventures, an accelerator for Black and brown entrepreneurs, and co-founded Sidecar Social Finance, a social impact agency that provides impact investing advisory and capital services.
Felicia Joy is a behavioral scientist and strategic corporate affairs leader who has worked in public relations and marketing. Joy serves as the executive vice president and U.S. head of behavioral science, corporate advisory and transformation at the marketing firm Edelman.