Transforming leaders and teams from the inside out
Alan Ratliff – Experience Designer, IDEO
Alan Ratliff has been igniting the culture of innovation at IDEO since 2004. With a BA in Psychology and a deep understanding of contemporary design and business systems, Alan uses human-centered design to turn everyday rituals into magical movements of collaboration and innovation. His versatile skills in experience design have shaped airport systems, consumer electronics, workplace digital tools, pharmaceuticals, and international innovation labs.
Widely recognized for his expertise in community building, Alan advises global tech leaders seeking to build innovative and inclusive workplace cultures. Alan founded IDEO’s LGBTQAI employee group in 2005, and has since launched resource groups for other underrepresented populations, supporting adaptable workplaces and outstanding talent.
Christopher Good – Creative Director, One WorkPlace
Chris is the Creative Director at One Workplace in California. His work is devoted to changing the way we think about the built environment. He is an advocate of the design thinking process and is a frequent speaker and presenter at events across the country, leading active workshops to solve big problems. Most of all he believes in the power of design to do good things for other people. Chris is a frequent contributor to UNREASONABLE and has worked with organizations such as IDEO, the Teachers Guild, the Unreasonable Group, and the Office of the First Lady.
David Hassell is the founder and CEO of 15Five, the leading web-based employee feedback and alignment solution that is transforming the way employees and managers communicate. Named "The Most Connected Man You Don't Know in Silicon Valley" by Forbes Magazine, David has also been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Inc., Entrepreneur, Wired, Fast Company, and the Financial Post.
James R. Doty, M.D. – Clinical Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine
James R. Doty, M.D. is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University of which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor. He works with scientists from a number of disciplines examining the neural bases for compassion and altruism.
He is the New York Times bestselling author of Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discovery the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart now translated into 31 languages. Dr. Doty is also the senior editor of the recently released Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science.
Jenny Sauer-Klein - Founder + Director, The Culture Conference
Jenny Sauer-Klein is an experience designer and master facilitator who specializes in dynamic learning experiences that help companies engage their employees and bring their culture to life. She has designed and facilitated offsites and programs for companies like Airbnb, ESPN, and Toyota and Samasource, as well as running her signature Experience Design Training for internal teams. In her previous career as the co-founder of AcroYoga, she successfully scaled a thriving culture into an international brand, community and organization with millions of practitioners including Hollywood celebrities and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. She has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Fast Company, and Inc., as well as Tim Ferriss’ new book Tools of Titans.
Molly Q. Ford - Director of Global Equality Programs, Salesforce
Molly Q. Ford is the Director of Global Equality Programs at Salesforce, the World’s Most Innovative Company according to Forbes and one of Fortune’s Best Companies to Work for eight years in a row. In this role, she is responsible for shaping and sharing the company’s core value of Equality and evangelizing the Salesforce culture.
Previously, Molly worked on the award-winning Salesforce Public Relations team. With more than 15 years of Public Relations experience, she was responsible for building awareness for Salesforce Service Cloud, the world’s #1 customer service and support solution. Prior to joining Salesforce, she held positions at major technology companies including Cisco, Check Point Software, IBM and UMAX.
Rachel Williams - Head of Corp Recruiting, Diversity & Inclusion, Yelp
Having grown up in San Mateo, CA, Rachel often found that she was one of only a couple faces of color in her classrooms. This early awareness of her own differences inspired her thirst for increased diversity and inclusion at a young age.
With a B.A. in Psychology from UC Berkeley and over 15 years of HR experience in a variety of industries including technology, life sciences, consumer products and retail, Rachel has honed her expertise in recruitment, organizational development, and strategic change activities. Previously, she held talent acquisition roles at ClearSlide, SolarCity, Peet's Coffee & Tea, as well as an executive search consultant for venture capitalists.
Rajkumari Neogy – Creator of the Disruptive Diversity framework
Rajkumari Neogy is the author of The WIT Factor: Shifting the Workplace Paradigm by Becoming Your Optimal Self.Hir unique framework culminates from 6 powerful methodologies that facilitate change within organizations swiftly, sustainably and permanently. S/he weaves humor and vulnerability into science and psychology to tell the powerful story of our basic human need to belong, especially at the workplace.
Over the last 20 years, s/he has worked with organizations worldwide, including Trumaker, Walt Disney Animation Studios, HopSkipDrive, Wells Fargo, Shuddle, Cisco Systems, Facebook, Sony, Adobe, JVC and Amazon. In 2013 s/he founded iRestart to address issues of team dysfunction, imposter syndrome, and feelings of exclusion.