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Building an Inclusive Culture

February 19, 2019
6:00 pm
- 8:30 pm

Inclusive cultures drive powerful brands with the ability to create, innovate, and inspire our users and communities. We develop better products, elevate our teams and become brands that our customers can believe in.

Now more than ever, we have the opportunity to lead our companies in ways that let our employees, partners and customers know that they matter, that they’re valued and that they’re celebrated.

NAWBO Silicon Valley is thrilled to host a panel discussion and evening with our peers to exchange insights and learn new ways to shape the culture of Silicon Valley for the better.

Engage with panelists bringing expertise from tech, media, finance, and food, both in the US and internationally for a dynamic conversation around:

  • Benefits of diverse teams and inclusive brands
  • Innovative ways to create more inclusive cultures
  • Best Practices in creating inclusive language and policies
  • Spectrums of inclusion to consider
  • Designing for accessibility
  • Tips for building brands that are inclusive for our customers and communities

6:00 Dinner, networking
6:30 Welcome
7:00 Panel conversation, Q&A and group discussion
8:00 Closing words and networking
8:30 Wrap up

NAWBO Silicon Valley Member & Guests: $55
General Admission & Non-member: $70


Mboone Umbima, Director of Marketing and Philanthropy, David Rio San Francisco

Mboone Umbima heads the Marketing and Communications at David Rio San Francisco and is also responsible for the David Rio’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts. Mboone relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2017 after a sabbatical year in Kenya where she headed the communications for Kenya’s largest foundation, the Equity Group Foundation, working on socioeconomic transformational programs aimed at servicing the poor through education and financial inclusion. Mboone’s career has included work for the non-profit Save the Children and for Compass Group, building strategies for clients including Bank of America, BMW, Sprint and many more. During her time in Compass Group she chaired the Diversity and Inclusion Action Council, establishing a mentorship program to create opportunities for minority employees. She also received the Thompson Hospitality Leadership Award in 2014 for her work on Diversity and Inclusion.

Mboone has served on several boards including The Women’s Intercultural Exchange, Planned Parenthood of the Carolinas, Emkay East Africa, Mbaya & Associates(CPA) and has also volunteered with Tiba Foundation(SF Based), the National Kidney Foundation, The World YWCA, the YWCA of the Carolina’s, United Nations, the Quaker Voluntary Service and many more. Mboone is passionate about the impact of effective leadership. She cares deeply about Africa’s Wild Life and she loves Masala Chai. She is also a mother of two 2 year old boys – no they are not twins, Trevor is human and Ambo is an Elephant who was rescued from the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Trevor lives with his parents in Castro Valley, CA and Ambo lives in Nairobi Kenya, at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Jasmine Singh, Commercial Counsel at Pinterest

In addition to her work as Commercial Counsel at Pinterest, Jasmine is an implicit bias trainer for new hires and on the Steering Committee of Women@Pinterest. Prior to joining Pinterest, Jasmine worked as Corporate Counsel for 24 Hour Fitness, where she negotiated and drafted commercial agreements, advised on product and strategy, and was Co-Chair of 24 Hour’s internal women’s organization. Jasmine has also served on the Diversity Committees for Kerr & Wagstaffe LLP, Arnold & Porter LLP, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Jasmine serves as a board member with Young Women Social Entrepreneurs – an organization that connects women working in the social impact space to networks and resources – and is on the boards of the South Asian Bar Association, Public Advocates, and the California ChangeLawyers. She also founded The Dincert Movement – hosting at-home concerts + dinner (hence, Dincert) to raise money for local nonprofits lacking institutional giving channels. She has been involved in a leadership capacity in several diversity initiatives in the legal profession (ranging from Law Academy to the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program). In the wee morning hours, Jasmine teaches indoor cycling at Ride Oakland and Bhangra Barre at Remedy Barre.

Hayley Leibson, Co-founder and COO of Lunchclub, founder of Lady in Tech, contributor for Forbes

Hayley is the co-founder and COO of Lunchclub, a platform that makes mutually relevant in-real-life professional connections. She is also the founder of Lady in Tech, an award-winning tech and lifestyle platform for women, and co-founder Female Founders Community-the largest online community of women entrepreneurs. Hayley writes a column for Forbes to drive inclusion in technology and product to improve the world.
For her inclusion and diversity advocacy work, she’s been featured in ABC 7 News, BBC World Service, BBC 100 Women, Tech Forward, and OZY. She was named a “Top Tech Influencer” by IVY Magazine, “Most Influential Women in Tech” alongside Sheryl Sandberg and Katrina Lake, and included in 20 On The Rise 2018.

Parking is free at the Silicon Valley Capital Club after 5:30 pm


February 19, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Silicon Valley Capital Club
50 West San Fernando Street 17th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113

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