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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Vijay Pendakur

Dr. Vijay Pendakur

Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at Zynga, Inc

 Dr. Vijay Pendakur builds end-to-end organizational strategy to drive diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Pendakur is currently serving as inaugural Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at Zynga, Inc, where he offers diversity strategy and coordination for their global operations, spanning 3 continents. In addition to leading the diversity function, Vijay also leads university relations, corporate social responsibility, and learning and development at Zynga. Prior to this appointment, he led campus-wide crisis management and diversity efforts at Cornell University as the Robert W. and Elizabeth Staley Dean of Students and Presidential Advisor on Diversity and Equity. Before Cornell, Vijay served in leadership roles at universities across the country, with a consistent focus on student success and equity design strategy. 


Monique Earl

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Naomi Iwasaki

Senior Director, Office of Equity & Race, Los Angeles Metro

Kari Bolen

Sylvia Torres-Guillén


Jonathan Mayes

Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for Albertsons Companies


Salvatrice Cummo

Salvatrice Cummo

Executive Director, Economic and Workforce Development

Kari Bolen

Dr. Kari Bolen

Associate Vice President, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Division of Institutional Equity, Diveristy and Justice