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Meeting the Moment: Building an Equitable Future in STEM

The business case for diversity and inclusion has never been stronger. Leaders and individuals from public, private and social sectors are striving to make meaningful cultural changes to remove unconscious bias and inclusivity barriers. Yet, in spite of all these efforts, challenges around racial equity have only increased and the progress has been incredibly slow.

Listen to this lively panel discussion where we talk about the current state of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the systemic changes that are needed, and how a focus on job-ready talent can create long-term, sustainable economic opportunities for underrepresented people.

Maurice Jones

CEO, OneTen

Willa Seldon

Partner, The Bridgespan Group

Gabe Dalporto

CEO, Udacity

Eraina Ferguson

Moderator, Udacity

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  • Maurice Jones

    CEO, ONETEN

    Maurice is the CEO of OneTen, a coalition of leading chief executives and their companies who are coming together to upskill, hire and promote one million Black Americans over the next 10 years. These efforts are focused on helping those who do not yet have a four-year degree to find family-sustaining jobs with opportunities for advancement. In his role as OneTen’s first CEO, Maurice leads the efforts to establish the coalition’s capabilities and elevate its reach and impact while reimagining how business leaders come together to effect positive social change and create a more equitable society. Before joining OneTen, Maurice served as the President & CEO of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).

  • Willa Seldon

    PARTNER, THE BRIDGESPAN GROUP

    Willa Seldon is a partner in Bridgespan’s San Francisco office. She advises nonprofits, social enterprises, and foundations—collaborating with leaders on refining their strategies and improving their operating and economic models. Building on her for-profit experience in joint ventures and mergers, Willa is a leader in Bridgespan’s work in cross-sector, nonprofit, and funder collaborations. Her clients have included Family Independence Initiative, David Thomas Foundation for Adoption, the Rockefeller Foundation, and StriveTogether. Willa also has led engagements to support mobilization efforts, such as the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions and the White House Council for Community Solutions.

  • Gabe Dalporto

    CEO, UDACITY

    Gabe is the CEO at Udacity, leading the company’s mission to transform lives, businesses, and economies. Prior to joining Udacity, he worked at LendingTree, where he held several leadership roles, including Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer. During his time at LendingTree, he was instrumental in driving the company’s transition from a microcap, mortgage-focused marketplace to a multi-billion dollar, fully diversified financial services marketplace. During his tenure, LendingTree delivered a remarkable 6745% stock price appreciation, one of the highest of any publicly traded company. Dalporto joined the LendingTree Board in 2017 and continues to be an active board member there.

  • Eraina Ferguson

    MODERATOR, UDACITY

    Eraina Ferguson is a special needs advocate, UX Designer, and TEDx speaker. She is excited to build products that help families of special needs children. Her writing has been featured on NBC Universal, Red Tricycle, LA Parents Magazine, and the LA Times. Eraina lives in North Carolina with her husband and children.