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Pride & Power: LGBTQ+ Allyship

Pride & Power: LGBTQ+ Allyship
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June 30, 2021
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Technology, allyship, and community go hand-in-hand. Designing applications to be inclusive is the first step, and the next is leveraging them to strengthen allyship, empathy, and access for the LGBTQ+ community. To celebrate pride month, we’re having a conversation about technology for allyship and community, exploring how 5G connectivity, XR, and emerging applications are becoming tools for empowerment.

We are dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all attendees. Please let us know if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the conversation by June 23rd. We will do our best to meet your request. For any questions please email: events@alley.com

Meet The Panelists:
Emma Holland
Emma Holland
National Community & Volunteer Manager
StartOut

Emma Holland (she/her/hers) is a seasoned community leader based in Portland, Oregon. Fondly known by her city as "the people's champion," Emma has launched strategic programming for community development & client retention at companies like Out in Tech, WeWork, Chegg, and the vibrant Portland startup network. Presently, she works as the National Community & Volunteer Manager for StartOut, a nonprofit focused on the economic empowerment of LGBTQIA+ founders and entrepreneurs. She has mentored businesses as a part of the Portland Incubator Experience, led talks for Portland Women in Tech, and cares deeply for balancing impact with equity to reach underrepresented (and underestimated) groups in America.

Joshua Ness
Joshua Ness
Senior Manager
Verizon 5G Labs

Joshua Ness is a Senior Manager with Verizon's 5G Labs in New York City. He partners with enterprise, startups, and academic teams to drive innovation around 5G and co-create new 5G concepts that take advantage of complementary technologies like spatial computing, edge computing, and computer vision. Joshua sits at the intersection of the application of emerging technology and of the actual nitty-gritty under the hood that makes the technology work. He uses this to create compelling stories that use historical contexts combined with current and future technology advancements in order to educate, inspire, and connect the dots for individuals and businesses.

Donnya (Zi) Piggott
Donnya (Zi) Piggott
CEO and Founder
Pink Coconuts

Donnya (also Zi) is the CEO and Co-Founder of Pink Coconuts - a new LGBTQ+ travel startup focused on creating spaces for queer travellers to thrive. Zi was given the prestigious Queen's Young Leader Award by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for their work as an LGBTQ Caribbean Advocate and the co-founder of B-GLAD, an LGBTQ organisation focussed on advancing the social, political and economic environment for LGBTQ people to live, work and play. Zi has spoken at forums like TEDx Bridgetown, Heineken's National Conference, UK Black Pride, One Young World, Human Rights Campaign, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta & London, The Economist in New York, International Gay and Lesbian Association Conference in New Zealand. In 2017 Zi became a Watson University Scholar focused on Social Entrepreneurship in Boulder, Colorado. In 2019, Zi was named the winner of the Sustainable Development Goal 10 Challenge by One Young World - a world wide organization and competition which saw thousands of entries from all around the world. Zi received the award at the annual conference in London that year. Zi now lives and works between New York and Florida.

Our Partners:
Verizon 5G Labs
Startout.org

Verizon 5G Labs

Verizon's 5G Labs works with startups, academia and enterprise teams to build a 5G-powered world. We work on 5G trials, hackathons, industry partnerships, prototyping challenges and more.

Startout.org

StartOut’s mission is to increase the number, diversity, and impact of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and amplify their stories to drive the economic empowerment of the community. Almost every LGBTQ+ entrepreneur has encountered unequal access to key resources needed to advance their business. In 2009, Darren Spedale, Bryan Janeczko, Joe DiPasquale, and Lorenzo Thione founded StartOut, an LGBTQ non-profit to promote LGBTQ equality and combat discrimination in the business world. Since then, StartOut has become a champion for the LGBTQ+ entrepreneurial community providing the resources entrepreneurs need to succeed, promoting the successes of our community, and researching the economic impacts of LGBTQ+ discrimination.

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