Culture and Growth

How Inclusion & Diversity Fosters a Culture of Experimentation and Drives Growth

Does a culture of inclusion and diversity drive growth? How do the opinions of different minds and our different experiences result in new thinking and shape a culture of risk-taking and experimentation? Join leaders from Lockheed Martin, Accenture, OpenAccess and Optimizely for a frank discussion on the actions they have taken to create more inclusive and diverse teams and the outcomes they have experienced. Join our discussion on how bringing together diverse teams with the freedom to experiment results in better business decisions.

Karina Cabrera Bell is the Co-Founder of OpenAccess, a boutique talent strategy firm working with companies to close the gender equity gap in the workplace. The firm places executive women in leadership roles and shapes workplace cultures where women can thrive.

Prior to OpenAccess, Karina spent more than a decade working at the highest levels of government - White House, US Senate, NYC government. At the Obama White House, Karina led the Congressional Affairs and recruitment efforts within the Presidential Personnel Office. She created strategies to recruit world-class talent to join President Obama’s political team across all agencies, contributing to the most diverse federal workforce in history.

She is the Founder and Podcast Host of the Reach Mama Network, an organization that tells the stories of executive moms of color in the workplace. She serves on the Community Advisory Panel for KQED and is a board member of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley.

Karina Cabrera Bell

Founding PartnerOpenAccess

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Mary is a Managing Director of the Accenture Technology Labs across the Americas. In addition to leading the regional Labs and Nano Labs locations, Mary also drives an agenda of client co-research, establishing ongoing relationships with leading companies in their industries to conduct joint research. Mary is a frequent speaker, sharing her perspective on emerging digital technologies for the enterprise and consumers at conferences, client, and industry events.

Mary Hamilton

Managing Director, Americas Accenture LabsAccenture

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Jacqueline Morgan is a Senior Principal at Accenture working with global Software & Platform clients. Jacqueline spends her days consulting with hyper growth companies on their growth & innovation, and how to create the collaborative and inclusive cultures needed to thrive today. Her work is focused on growth, deep brand engagement and adoption of products and services.

As a professional coach and mentor for over 20 years, she specializes in helping people transform their corporate presence, improve their personal effectiveness and achieve their growth objectives. Dedicated to helping new leaders emerge from the own fear, Jacqueline knows that motivating people to take chances with their careers and themselves is critical to breaking down barriers, overcoming inertia and corporate resistance to thinking in new ways.

Jacqueline Morgan

Senior Principal, Growth & Platform AdoptionAccenture

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Myra Nawabi, known as the Alchemist, brings together the right people and resources to make things happen. She is the only Afghan American woman in aerospace and is a connector, enabler, and experience maker who approaches everything with grit, resilience, and compassion.

Myra Nawabi

Multi-Function Engineering and Science Associate ManagerLockheed Martin

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Jennie Stinebaugh is an Accenture Managing Director with 20 years' experience bringing innovation to clients within the software & platforms industry around the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. As a trusted advisor to client executives, Jennie has helped clients establish new capabilities within their organizations and led transformational programs across the spectrum of business functions.

Jennie is the Accenture Northern California People Lead representing 3,500 employees. She's passionate about her people agenda and supports people engagement programs, creating a community to inspire and grow the next set of leaders. As a big supporter of Accenture's "Getting to Equal" campaign and International Women's Day, she champions efforts to drive local Inclusion & Diversity program s. In addition to these efforts, Jennie acts as the executive sponsor of the Accenture Silicon Valley Lean In Chapter, fostering career development and industry expertise.

Jennie Stinebaugh

Managing DirectorAccenture

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Claire Vo is the SVP of Product Management at Optimizely, the world’s leader in digital experience optimization. Previously, she was the CEO and co-founder of Experiment Engine which was acquired by Optimizely in 2017. Claire is an expert in high-velocity experimentation programs, product strategy and user experience, and a passionate advocate for women in technology.

Claire Vo

SVP, Product ManagementOptimizely

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