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The 2019 Diversity in Tech Awards

The Diversity in Tech (DIV) Awards is a celebration of those that are championing the nationwide movement to increase diversity across the technology industry.

This special night illuminates the diversity gap in tech and more importantly, its solvability for leaders in tech, government, and education. Check out this recap of last year’s DIV Awards.


Wednesday May 1, 2019, 6:00PM

The Bowery Hotel, 335 Bowery, NYC

Cocktail Style


Mouse is a national youth development nonprofit that empowers all youth and educators to engage with computer science and creative technology to solve real problems and make meaningful change in our world. We are committed to fostering greater diversity and humanity in STEM and empower youth -- and all those that educate them -- to access and amplify technology as a force for good.

Event Host

Anil Dash
CEO, Glitch
Anil Dash is recognized as one of the most prominent voices advocating for a more humane, inclusive and ethical tech industry. A former advisor to the Obama White House’s Office of Digital Strategy, he now advises major startups and non-profits including Medium, DonorsChoose and Project Include.

Read Anil's Medium Post: "Mouse, and How Tech Fulfills its Promise"

"The New Definition of Diversity" Panel

How Companies are Creating Inclusive Environments

Diversity, inclusion, and corporate social responsibility are essential ideas for companies to master while recruiting and retaining employees. The 2019 Diversity in Tech Awards panel will highlight promising strategies that leading companies are taking to create more inclusive environments for their staff, including promoting employees from diverse backgrounds, providing resources to employees, and engaging with K-12 education initiatives to support a pipeline of diverse youth into the industry.

Panel Moderator
Lola Banjo

Jodi Brooks
FINN Partners

Noelle Peart
Best Buy

Sandye Taylor
RBC Capital Markets

Mark Thomas

Alka Vyas

Diversity In Tech Awards Judges

Jacqui Cheng
Editor in Chief, Music
New York Public Radio

Iltimas Doha
Parsons New School of Design

Bernard Guinyard
Head of Diversity and Inclusion

Kristie Koenig
Associate Professor & Chair

Nicole Lindsay
Vice President, Strategy & Operations
MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth

Event Chair

Jeremy Sonnenberg

Host Committee

Lola Banjo
Dawn Barber
Sloane Barbour
Julie Blanc
Tarick Bowley
Christopher Bragg
Samantha Brody
Rashmy Chatterjee
Akbar Cook
Samantha Crow
Adon Davis
Michael Davis
Michael Denton
Tony DiSanto
Kathleen Dolan
Omari Edwards
Thor Ernstsson
Jamie Geller
Matt Greenfield
Robin Griffiths
Lindsay Rae Hopper
Amy Kadomatsu
Kofi Kankam
Scott Kaplan
Joy Marcus
Caroline McCarthy
Kirk McDonald
Joyce Mederios
Craig Meisner
Surag Mungekar
Amanda O'Donnell
Alex Qin
Karla Reyes
Doug Rohde
Mike Virgil
Michael Vostrizansky
Blaze D. Waleski

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