Inclusion in Silicon Valley:
An Atlantic Workshop

December 14, 2016
Mountain View, CA

In the American imagination, Silicon Valley stands as the capital of the future, driven by the hope that technological advances will fuel economic growth, expand opportunity and improve​ ​our​ lives. Despite these​ ​​aspirations, women and people of color still make up a fraction of the workforce, especially in management roles. And ​in ​the valley itself ​there is a stark economic divide. It ​is​ a tale of haves and have nots.

At Inclusion in Silicon Valley: An Atlantic Workshop, we explored how a community defining the country’s future can find a way for all to feel a sense of belonging. ​And weexplored what is required to create a Silicon Valley that expands opportunity for everyone in its powerful orbit.

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  • Wednesday, December 14
  • 9:50 a.m.WelcomeMargaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
    Franz Paasche, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, PayPal
  • 10:00 a.m.Defining the Issue: A Town Hall Conversation Y-Vonne Hutchinson, Co-Founder, Project Include
    Nancy Lee, Vice President, People Operations, Google
    Leslie Miley, Director of Engineering, Slack
    Marcia Morales-Jaffe, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, PayPal
    Carissa Romero, Partner, Paradigm
    With Alexis Madrigal, Editor at Large, Fusion, and Gillian White, Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic
  • 10:45 a.m.Diversity from the Ground UpJoshua Reeves, CEO, Gusto
    With Aarti Shanani, Tech Reporter, NPR Business Desk, NPR
  • 11:00 a.m.Behind the MoneyAnthony Heckman, Associate, Kapor Capital
    Jamie Wong, Founder and CEO, Vayable
    Monique Woodard, Partner, 500 Startups
    With Ron Brownstein, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
  • 11:25 a.m.Creating an Inclusive CultureDevin Wenig, CEO, eBay
    With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
  • 11:50 a.m.Lunch Workshops*In-person attendees, please see print agenda for breakout lunch options
  • 1:00 p.m.Welcome BackMargaret Low, AtlanticLIVE
  • 1:05 p.m.Mayors on the Front Lines Patrick Burt, Mayor, City of Palo Alto
    Sam Liccardo, Mayor, City of San Jose
    Donna Rutherford, Mayor, City of East Palo Alto
    Pat Showalter, Mayor, City of Mountain View
    With Kim-Mai Cutler, Columnist, TechCrunch
  • 1:45 p.m.Fighting to Save the Last Mobile Home ParkErika Escalante, Resident and Community Leader, Buena Vista Mobile Home Park
    Kyra Kazantzis, Directing Attorney, Fair Housing Law Office, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
    With Gillian White, The Atlantic
  • 2:05 p.m.Where Do the Teachers Live?Matthew Labbie, Physical Education Teacher, San Mateo High School
    Kevin Skelly, Superintendent, San Mateo Union High School District
    With Steve Clemons, The Atlantic
  • 2:20 p.m.Priced OutKate Downing, Former Planning Commissioner, City of Palo Alto
    Candice Gonzalez, President and CEO, Palo Alto Housing
    Ben Metcalf, Director, California Department of Housing and Community Development
    With Ron Brownstein, The Atlantic
  • 2:45 p.m.Stretch Break -
  • 3:00 p.m.What’s Next For the Valley and the CountrySukhinder Singh Cassidy, Founder and Chairman, Joyus
    Garrett Johnson, Co-Founder, Lincoln Network
    Deldelp Medina, Director, Residency Program, Code2040
    Ben Parr, Co-Founder and CMO, Octane AI
    With Ron Brownstein, The Atlantic and Alexis Madrigal, Fusion
  • 3:30 p.m.Closing ThoughtsMargaret Low, AtlanticLIVE


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