With a curious mindset and the vision of a more equitable world, I’ve served as a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leader at one of the earth’s largest companies. Currently, I have the exciting task to lead the same in the cybersecurity industry, for the global Go-to-Market organization at Palo Alto Networks, a company at the forefront of creating a safer and more secure future.

As a DEI leader, I’ve led efforts to understand better the needs of a globally diverse workforce and customer base and designed and executed strategies to create an inclusive and equitable work environment, partnered with talent acquisition teams to drive efforts to cultivate an employee population that mirrors the communities we support and worked hand-in-hand with talent development to build programs that encourage people of all backgrounds to find a role that excites them, a career that develops them, and a company in which to thrive.

With over twenty years of experience in Customer Service, Operations Management, and Human Resources, I’ve developed, facilitated, and engaged in efforts to further gender parity, intersectional women’s development, intercultural/global awareness, cultivating allies and advocates, disability support, and increased opportunities to better support our LGBTQIA+ community.

I do this work because I am called to be part of the solution, not the problem. In order to heal divides, break down inequitable systems, and create equitable industries where everyone has the opportunity to thrive in the workplace, we need individuals from all backgrounds who focus on developing, attracting, and advancing underrepresented talent from historically marginalized communities. So, I aim to learn from others, hand over the mic, meet people where they’re at, and inspire leaders to create a diverse, inclusive workforce through learning, intentional planning, engaging, and motivating their teams on a global scale.

I fuel my ongoing effort to be an “expert in learning stuff” by reading a diverse array of books, taking in and understanding varying perspectives, and increasing my cultural and historical awareness by traveling frequently (when possible!). Currently, I’m reading three books, “Learning in Public” by Courtney E. Martin, “Think Black” by Clive W. Ford, and “Chatter” by Ethan Cross. Always open to book recommendations!

Summits Attended: 2022 Pride

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.