Ruha Devanesan specializes in creating access for the disenfranchised, through law, technology and diversity initiatives. As a part of Symantec’s diversity & inclusion team, she develops and implements strategies, policies and programs that support Symantec’s goal of being a great place to work for employees from a rich variety of backgrounds. Prior to joining Symantec, Ruha was Executive Director of the Internet Bar Organization, a nonprofit organization working to improve access to justice through technology through applied research in the fields of Online Dispute Resolution, mobile technology for dispute resolution, ICT4D, ICT4Peace and digital-economic inclusion for individuals in emerging economies. Ruha has a J.D. and Masters in International Relations from Boston University and is a former Fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.
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.