The Importance of Representation on Recruiting Teams

From the OneReq Summit: DEI In Recruiting. A conversation on working with strategic communities featuring Elizabeth Ames, CEO WomenPM & Alison Medina Founder & CEO Tech Ladies moderated by Lexi Butler Founder of Sista Circles.
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We know that partnering with diverse communities and their leaders is a critical component of any DEI strategy. We’ve curated a panel of community leaders to discuss the importance of a diverse recruiting team when working with strategic community partners.

About the Speakers

Allison Esposito Medina is the Founder and CEO of Tech Ladies, the largest community of women in tech. She’s also an angel investor and advisor to startups. Her work with Tech Ladies has been featured in CNBC, Forbes, The New York Times, Fortune, Inc., The Observer, and more. Prior to starting Tech Ladies, Allison was a Content Manager for Google. Before that, she was the Marketing Manager at a startup that was acquired by Google. She started her career in tech at Foursquare, working across the product and marketing teams. She lives in New York City.


Elizabeth Ames is the CEO of Women In Product, a non-profit organization focused on equipping women to thrive in product management careers. Prior to joining Women In Product in 2019 she held a unique combination of leadership roles in corporations, non-profits, and technology startups. Most recently she held senior executive roles at, the producer of the Grace Hopper Celebration, and founded Allies Together, an organization focused on bringing together women and men to actively address the challenges that women face in the tech workplace. Prior to, she held management positions in marketing and strategy at Apple, Verifone, Netcentives, Vontu, and a variety of other innovative start-up companies. Elizabeth received her BFA from the Hartford Art School and her MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.


Alexandria Noel Butler, affectionately known as Lexi B, is considered one of Silicon Valley’s candid and prominent voices. In April 2017, Lexi B founded Sista Circle: Black Women in Tech, a 9400+ international sisterhood that supports Black career women through community and partnerships with organizations such as Phenomenally, Instagram, Youtube, Linkedin and Slack. She is a former Stanford Black Alumni Association Board Member and National Leadership Council Fellow.

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