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Thursday, April 25 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
In Their Own Words: Stories of Underrepresented Voices in Tech - Featuring Valorem @Northeastern University Seattle - 401 Terry Ave N #103 FILLING

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What if your identity didn't fit into the conventional confines of the workplace? What part of yourself do you hide? What part do you refuse to hide? How can you help colleagues and employers accept who you are?  "What is your identity and how do you express it at work?" Gain a different perspective as each storyteller shares their personal experiences.

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Andre Player

Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Valorem Reply

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Brian Toba

Sr. Director Technology, Nordstrom
Brian Toba is an entrepreneur, passionate about solving real world problems through technology. His experience extends from Marketing and Consumer Research at Procter & Gamble, through Software Development at Microsoft, to being the co-founder and CTO of BevyUp. In 2018, BevyUp was... Read More →
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Dina Levitan

MBA Student, University of Washington
Dina has ten years of experience in the tech industry, most recently at Google as an engineering leader working on products such as Gmail, Calendar, and Google Compute Engine. Throughout her career, she's been a strong advocate for inclusion, having built a global mentoring program... Read More →
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Marnie Weber

Sr. Technical Product Manager, Expedia Group
As a Senior Technical Product Manager at Expedia Group, Marnie Weber is living her dream job every day.  In her unique role, she helps engineers and engineering leaders become excellent storytellers, and she drives other global initiatives that strengthen leaders and foster employee... Read More →
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Jodi-Ann Burey

Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, The Riveter
Jodi-Ann Burey is the Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at The Riveter, a membership workspace and community platform built by women, for everyone. She leads the development of a robust programming portfolio that powers The Riveter’s mission to redefine... Read More →
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Barbara Toorens

Principal Consultant, Humanista Projects LLC
Barbara Toorens is an entrepreneur at heart with 10+ years in the IT sector and an appetite for communications, partnership development, and strategy coupled with a passion for the environment, social equality, and education. She spent 5 years in Brussels, Belgium as Director of External... Read More →
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Shaundra Crittenden

Software Engineering Student, Flatiron School
Shaundra’s been playing the “what if?” game her entire life. And she’s bringing that drive to experiment and create to her burgeoning career in software development. Though a builder at heart, Shaundra’s up for some heavy dismantling—like tearing down obstacles to opportunity... Read More →
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Kara Ottewell

Software Development Manager, Amazon
Kara got into computer programming in the 1980s, writing experimental control software, and data analysis for her Ph.D. in High Energy Particle Physics. She was a physics researcher at CERN, DESY and the University of Manchester. Her first software job was at a small Stockport company... Read More →