Meet Kell Rakowski, Founder & CEO of Lex, who believes that the Text Should Come First and the Selfie Second when it comes to Creating Connections
Since 2005, Kell has lived and worked in New York City. She was an art book designer at Todd Oldham Studio, before going on to become a photo director at the architecture and design magazine Metropolis. She has written for the iconic Vogue magazine, as well as founding h_e_r_s_t_o_r_y, an Instagram of Herstoric Lesbian Imagery from 1800s - 2000s, which received press from VICE, Marie Claire, Dazed & Confused, and NYTimes.
Meet Brandy Hoffman, Co-Founder and COO at Volition Beauty, the Outside-In Beauty Brand Placing its Community Members at the Heart of Production
About Brandy Hoffman
Brandy Hoffman is an experienced chief operating officer and entrepreneur with a passion for marketing, supply chain and operations management, and superior products and community who has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur and the New York Times.
Meet Laura Clise, Founder & CEO of Intentionalist, Encouraging You to Spend it Like it Matters in Your Local Community
Laura Clise began as a corporate intrapreneur, holding various roles leading sustainability, corporate responsibility, supplier diversity, and external communications. However, her passion to drive social and environmental impact led her to become the founder and CEO of the Intentionalist.
Laura is a regular speaker on sustainability, climate change mitigation, and diversity and inclusion, as well as serving on the board of directors for Athlete Ally and IslandWood. She has also won several awards such as the LGBT Leadership Award issued by the National Diversity Council.
Meet Vivienne Ming, Founder, Executive Chair and one of the Professional Mad Scientists Behind Socos Labs
About Vivienne & Why She Created Socos Labs
Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, author and mother who has been featured in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Atlantic and Quartz Magazine. She has been widely recognised for her hard work and dedication, receiving numerous awards such as Berkeley’s Chamber of Commerce Visionary Award, and has also been named one of the Ten Women to Watch in Tech by Inc. Magazine!
In 2005, Ming came out as a trans woman. Eight years later, she and her wife, Norma, founded Socos Labs, a science incubator dedicated to solving some of the world's most pressing problems.
Meet Leanne Pittsford, Founder & CEO of Lesbians Who Tech & Allies, Welcoming You to Her Queer, Inclusive and Badass Squad
About Leanne & Why She Created Lesbians Who Tech & Allies
It all started with a clear mission 🎯: to increase the much-needed visibility and intersectionality within the technology community for underrepresented queer women in tech and their allies🏳️🌈.
After falling in love with tech while working at Equality California, Leanne Pittsford decided to make it happen, founding Lesbians Who Tech & Allies, her Queer, Inclusive and Badass Squad!