WWCD: What Would Chad Do? Women in Tech Regatta

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT

Location: KPMG 1918 8th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101

Panelists: Carlos Ruiz, Sage Ke'alohilani Quiamno, Traci Fuller, Paul Reichlin

Moderator: Jodi-Ann Burey

The Women in Tech Regatta is a gathering to connect women in tech to mentors, peers, and resources. Come out to hear how to negotiate, navigate, and neutralize complex situations in the workplace during this dynamic panel and workshop event.

past events


Disabilities Rock!

February 6, 2019 | Hosted by Expedia & Seattle DEI Community of Practice

Event Leaders: Jodi-Ann Burey and Pratima Stanton

Speakers: Stuart Ellis-Myers

On Feb 6, we hosted Disabilities Rock! featuring Stuart Ellis-Myers who highlighted a variety of experiences of people living with disabilities at work and how to better support an inclusive work culture. Thanks so much to Expedia for sponsoring and hosting the Seattle DEI Community of Practice (DEI CoP) and thanks to all of you who braved the Seattle Snowpocalypse 2019 to spend the evening with us! This event featured an introduction from Stacie Siebrecht from Disability Rights Washington, a presentation from Stuart, and audience conversation about how one’s experience with disabilities intersect with other marginalized identities such as race or sexual orientation. 

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Centering DEI for Effective Communications

October 25, 2018 | Hosted by GlobalWA and VillageReach

Event Leaders: Jodi-Ann Burey and Pratima Stanton

Speakers: Jodi-Ann Burey and Emily Bancroft


Global Washington member VillageReach shared insights into their recent work building a DEI initiative within their organization and revamping their external communications using a diversity, equity, and inclusion DEI lens. 


Webinar - Seeking Talent with a DEI Lens

August 10, 2018 | Hosted by KPMG and the City of Seattle

Event Leaders: Jenny Lu and Deena Pierott

Speakers: Jenny  Lu, Deena Pierott, Annette Rosta, Sandra Wong, and Barbara Wankoff


A one-hour webinar where we shared leading practices of seeking the best diverse talent. We discussed hot topics in building the future pipeline, talent retention, and creating viable recruiting strategies. 


Day of Learning

June 5, 2018 | Hosted by Microsoft

Event Leaders: Shinder Dhillon, Joshua Cooper, and Melania Duarte-Sanchez

Speakers: Karen Wilkins-Mickey, Shinder Dhillon, Melania Duarte-Sanchez, Kristen Weber, Joshua Cooper, Deena Pierott, Susi Collins, Kaycee Kiesz, and Sandy Mayo


The Day of Learning was unique because it was designed for practitioners by practitioners. By sharing our best practices, we aimed to build stronger professional networks to better meet the growing demands of diversity, equity and inclusion within our organizations. The inaugural DEI CoP Day of Learning gave opportunities for participants to learn and share key diversity and inclusion practices in the workplace:

  • Optimize existing D&I practices with insights designed to build thought leadership regardless of where you or your company are in the D&I journey

  • Design innovative practices to meet the changing landscape of D&I needs

  • Execute effective D&I strategies from D&I leaders representing diverse national and global industries


Coffee Connect

March 28, 2018 | Hosted by the Seattle DEI CoP @ Capital One Cafe

Event Leaders: Katie Mooney and Susi Collins

Speakers: Traci Fuller, Joshua Cooper, Kaycee Kiesz, Jenny Lu, Sandy Mayo


The Coffee Connect at Capital One Café was an opportunity for DEI Community of Practice members to meet, network, socialize and converse about various D&I topics while also sharing best practices. 



Webinar - D&I Maturity Model

March 2, 2018 | Hosted by PwC

Event Leaders: Joshua Cooper and Jodi-Ann Burey

Speakers: Moire Rasmussen, Taylor Goodman, and Joshua Cooper


A one hour webinar where we discussed the importance of D&I and PwC's framework for building a robust and mature D&I program. We also explored how we've seen companies translate their D&I strategy into execution and establish a culture of inclusiveness.





The Power of Inclusion

September 25, 2017 | Hosted by KPMG

Event Leader: Jenny Lu

Speakers: Jessica Eggert, Karen DeJarnette, Carolyn Paola and Joel Williams



“The Power of Inclusion” panelist discussion was about how to create more inclusion at the workplace. KPMG held a candid dialogue around successful and tried inclusion initiatives with various workforce from HR, diversity, functional and service level perspectives.



Serving Global Populations

July 27, 2017 | Hosted by Fred Hutch and GlobalWA

Event Leaders: Juan Cotto and Pratima Stanton

Speaker: Dr. Raabya Rossenkhan



Professionals in the private, public and non-profit sectors increasingly work within and across diverse geographies, requiring robust tools to help them navigate changing cultural contexts. During her talk, Dr. Raabya Rossenkhan engaged the audience with intricate narratives of the successes and challenges along her journey, providing critical cross-sectoral tools to advancing equity at the workplace— from our labs to office lunchrooms.


Diversity Talk: Taking a Stand on Race

May 23, 2017 | Hosted by PwC

Event Leader: Joshua Cooper

Speaker: Moire Rasmussen



This interactive session blended dialogue, true stories and exercises that explore the critical connection between cultural dexterity and conscious leadership and how potential "blind spots" can impact building trust-based relationships and enhancing our inclusive leadership influence.

DEI CoP Kick-off Event

March 15, 2017

Event leader: Susi Collins

Speakers: Gates Foundation staff


At this event we gathered greater-Seattle based DEI practitioners, ERG leaders, and other influencers to gauge interest in forming the DEI Community of Practice. The brainstorm session was attended by 80 local professionals and as a result, we formed the Steering Committee and officially launch the DEI CoP in the Spring of 2017.