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Inclusive Innovation Summit with Punkie Johnson from Saturday Night Live!

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Inclusive Innovation Summit with Punkie Johnson from Saturday Night Live!

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Event Cost: Free

 

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The University of Texas at Dallas


This event will highlight individuals in underrepresented communities who have forged innovative careers, teach attendees how to create safe spaces in entrepreneurial culture, highlight companies who foster intersectionality between inclusion and innovation, and inspire future entrepreneurs and innovators.

12:00 PM- Opening remarks - Dr. David Troutman, Associate Vice Chancellor, UT System
12:10 PM - Keynote: D&I in Branding and Media - Madeline Di Nonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
12:45 PM - Fireside Chat: D&I in Tech Innovation and Product Development - Shrikant Ganeson, Managing Director, Accenture & Ajit Thomas, Managing Director, Accenture
1:15 PM - Choose from 3 Breakouts:

FOUNDERS' STORIES & COMMUNITY IMPACT

Moderator: Leah Frazier, President, Think Three Media
Anjie Vichayanonda (she/her), Founder, Leg Up Legal
Michelle Gruben (she/her), Founder, Grove & Grotto
Clio Yun-Su Davis (they/them), Game Designer & Culture Consultant
Matt Houston, Founder & CEO, MLH Enterprises

CREATING SAFE & INCLUSIVE SPACES

Matt Winser-Johns, Assistant Director LGBT+ Programs, UT Dallas
Shrikant Ganeson, Managing Director, Accenture
Michael Thomas, Executive Director, My Possibilities
Andrella Thomas, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Consultant, Capital One
Jessica Gonzalez, VP Operational Strategy, Santander

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION IN VENTURE CAPITAL

Maryam Haque, Executive Director, Venture Forward
Benjamin Vann, Founder & CEO, Impact Ventures
Craig Lewis, Founder & CEO, Gig Wage
Moderator: Andrea Perdomo, Network Catalyst, Techstars

2:00 PM - Closing Keynote: Punkie Johnson, Saturday Night Live
   
   
Open to:

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Public