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Saturday, May 4 • 10:15am - 11:05am
Planting Seeds for STEM

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Big tech has a big diversity problem. At Facebook, Google, Amazon and Twitter, African-Americans made up just 3 percent of the tech workforce in 2017. Women, meanwhile, make up just a quarter of those employed in STEM fields. What is needed is an ecosystem that creates qualified candidates by aligning education and access to training. Industry representatives and diversity advocates talk about what such a system might look like.

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Manola Secaira

Staff Reporter, Crosscut
Manola Secaira is a reporter at Crosscut focused on environmental justice issues. She focuses on how environmental issues impact vulnerable areas and communities. Before Crosscut, she interned at a variety of local publications like Grist and Seattle Met Magazine. Her work has also... Read More →

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Naria Santa Lucia

Executive Director, Washington State Opportunity Scholarship
Naria serves as Executive Director of the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS), a unique public-private partnership helping to build the next generation of scientists, engineers, technology specialists, mathematicians, and health care professionals in Washington state’s... Read More →
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Mary Snapp

Washington STEM - Board Vice Chair, Microsoft
Mary Snapp is the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Philanthropies and leads the team responsible for Microsoft’s philanthropic efforts, which brings to life the company’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.  The team seeks... Read More →
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Juan Otero

VP, Diversity & Inclusion, Comcast NBCUniversal
Juan Otero currently serves as the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for Comcast NBCUniversal where he oversees the operational management of the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts and initiatives across the corporate enterprise. Juan’s primary focuses include workforce... Read More →
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Bo Young Lee

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Uber
Bo leads D&I efforts at Uber. Her focus is building a culture where diverse and inclusive teams drive innovation, accelerate growth, and create systems and norms where all employees can excel and grow to their full potential. Prior to Uber, Bo was D&I Officer at Marsh and McLennan... Read More →

Saturday May 4, 2019 10:15am - 11:05am PDT