Although there is still a long way to go, sf.citi continues to push the narrative on equity and inclusion within tech’s culture, workforce, and products. Over the years, we’ve hosted a number of events exploring tech’s challenges and successes with diversity and inclusion. We will continue to host events and conversations about equity in the tech industry as we believe they are powerful tools for learning and change.

June 25, 2020

Scaling Social Impact in a Remote World
Sample Speakers: Dalana Brand, Twitter; Julie Wenah, Airbnb; Kimberly Bryant, Girls Who CODE

Hosted amid nationwide uprisings following the death of George Floyd, this timely conversation focused on strategies for promoting racial equity within the tech industry. Some 300 people tuned in to hear how our esteemed speakers have elevated racial equity and justice in their own work. The discussion was divided into three fireside chats, each of which was moderated by a different nonprofit leader (and member of sf.citi’s One City Forum).

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November 13, 2018

Rebalancing Power: Disrupting Sexism, Assault, and Harassment in the Workplace and Beyond
Sample Speakers: Jess Ladd, Callisto; Peter Urias, Airbnb

Organized just after the November 6th midterm elections—when a record number of women were voted into office—Rebalancing Power explored ways to end sexual assault and harassment, and highlight how technology can be part of the solution. To carry the conversation, we heard from Peter Urias, Lead Employment Counsel at Airbnb and Jess Ladd, Founder and CEO of Y-Combinator backed nonprofit Callisto.

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April 11, 2018

The Shape of Change
Sample Speakers: Dr. Veronica Gilrane, Google; Kim Hoffman, Intuit; Rana Sarkar, Consul General of Canada; Michelle Weaver, Hired

In honor of Equal Pay Day, sf.citi partnered with Hired to bring together a cross section of industry leaders from Google, Intuit, and the Consulate General of Canada to hold a panel conversation on the state of gender pay equity in the workforce. Attendees also enjoyed an art installation from Val Britton, The Shape of Change, commissioned by Gallery Wendi Norris.

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March 9, 2017

One City Standing Together
Sample Speakers: Abdi Soltani, ACLU of Northern California; Clark Stevens, Airbnb; John Geschke, Zendesk; Alejandra Zapatero, Erickson Immigration Group

sf.citi partnered with the ACLU of Northern California to bring together leaders from AdRoll, Airbnb, Zendesk, and Erickson Immigration Group, to discuss issues surrounding immigration restrictions and how to move forward. Helena Price also debuted her new photography exhibit, Banned, featuring a series of tech workers who have been affected by the immigration ban.

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June 22, 2016

The Techies Project Launch Party
Sample Speakers: Helena Price, Photographer

In honor of San Francisco Pride, over 400 guests filled the lobby of LinkedIn’s new San Francisco office for this sf.citi event celebrating diversity in the tech industry. Attendees admired photographer Helena Price’s first public showcase of the Techies Project, a portrait collection of people underrepresented in the greater tech narrative, including many LGBTQ tech workers.

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