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Kate O’Neill

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“The larger point is that experience at-scale does change culture, because experience at-scale IS culture.”

Kate O’Neill is founder and Chief Tech Humanist of KO Insights, a thought leadership and advisory firm helping companies, organizations, and cities make future-aligned meaningful decisions based on human behavior and data. A prolific writer and author, her fourth book is Tech Humanist: How You Can Make Technology Better for Business and Better for Humans. Kate speaks regularly at industry conferences and private events, providing keynotes, participating in panel discussions, and leading creative brainstorming workshops for groups of all sizes. Her expertise has been featured in CNN Money, TIME, Forbes, USA Today, Men’s Journal, the BBC, and other national and international media.

Kate’s prior roles include creating the first content management role at Netflix, leading cutting-edge online optimization work at Magazines.com, developing Toshiba America’s first intranet, building the first departmental website at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and holding leadership positions in a variety of digital content and technology start-ups. She was also founder & CEO of [meta]marketer, a digital strategy and analytics agency. Kate is a vocal and visible advocate for the greater inclusion of underrepresented people in technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership — she was featured by Google in the launch of their global campaign for women in entrepreneurship.

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Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

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“The problem isn’t Jewishness or Jews. The problem is when Jews start to act like and live as and be a part of the power of whiteness. And therefore get the power to move the levers of white supremacy in their favor.”

Professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Core Faculty Member in Women’s Studies at the University of New Hampshire. I am also lead axion wrangler and social media team member for the NASA STROBE-X Probe Concept Study. My driving impulse: understand the origin of spacetime and the particles that populate it. Using ideas from both physics and astronomy, I respond to deep questions about how everything got to the be the way it is. The Disordered Cosmos, my popular science book which draws from my experience and knowledge as a Black American theoretical physicist, is forthcoming from Nation Books. (My name is pronounced phonetically like “Chahnda Prescod-Winestine.”)

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David Lo Pun

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“Whiteness positions itself as the the light of reason. That’s the colonial idea…it see’s itself as bringing technology, bringing enlightened thought, ya know The Enlightenment to all of us. And when you have discussion with people from that position…you are not perceived as logical. I can’t have that conversation. I refuse to have it. All it will be used to do is hurt and harm me.”

David Lo-Pun is a Chinese-Australian educator in the trade union movement, previously working in the publishing industry. He tweets mostly about anti-racism, dismantling white supremacist systems, diaspora culture, food and nerdy things.”

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Alice Isabelle

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“It’s scary. It’s terrifying. Because it’s not just in the abstract we know that cis people that seem like allies could turn on us at any moment. It’s that it actually happens on a pretty regular basis. That we don’t perform trans-ness right and then we’re not women any more to them, or men, or whatever our gender is.”

Alice Isabelle is a senior software engineer and tech lead in an enterprise IT organization where she recently came out as transgender. She has a passion for social justice and spends most of her free time reading and writing about racism, white supremacy, transmisia, capitalism, and the many other interlocking systems of oppression that form the kyriarchy. She also loves doing her nails, playing Overwatch, building computers, and writing software.

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Alice Isabelle

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Tori Williams Douglass

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“Right now we need to focus on the people who are experiencing the most harm, people who are in the most danger. And because of the social racial hierarchy of white supremacy, [white people] are used to being taken care of first. And everybody else…it doesn’t matter.”

Tori Williams Douglass is a writer, student, anti-racism educator, and neuroscience research assistant. She writes extensively about white evangelicalism, sexuality, and anti-racism, and is committed to the work of building a just and equitable world and the dismantling of white supremacy. When she is not writing, speaking, tweeting, or working, you can find her with her two little boys at Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon.

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Sacha Judd

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“I feel that tech is capable of change. It’s still a relatively young sector. The young men who built this industry…tended to be people who themselves were not treated that well at high school. Ya know, nerds shall inherit the Earth. When you point out to some of them that they are now oppressing other marginalized groups, most of them are horrified at that idea. They want to be better. They want to change.”

Sacha Judd runs the Hoku Group, a family office combining private investments, early-stage tech ventures and a non-profit foundation. She is the co-host of Refactor (a series of events around diversity in technology), and Flounders’ Club (a network for early-stage company founders). She also spends a confusing amount of time explaining why Harry Styles might be the answer to everything.

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Sacha Judd

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