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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

CEO LaShana Lewis has spoken on multiple topics across the intersection of DEI, technology and nonprofits. Watch the videos, listen to the podcasts, or simply see a list of her experience below.

VIDEOS

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A tribute to LaShana Lewis

A tribute to LaShana Lewis

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Tear the Paper Ceiling – Anthem :60 | Transforming Hiring & Diversifying Talent

Tear the Paper Ceiling – Anthem :60 | Transforming Hiring & Diversifying Talent

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Diversity Training is the First Step, Not the Finish Line

Diversity Training is the First Step, Not the Finish Line

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Diversity & Inclusion — Lashana Lewis

Diversity & Inclusion — Lashana Lewis

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PODCASTS

The Virtues of Jean-Luc Picard - ft. LaShana LewisEthics & Chill
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MADE for Kids, Equity in EntrepreneurshiKMOX Nothing Impossible
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Picard Season 1 Wrap-Up With LaShana LewisEthics & Chill
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KEYNOTES AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Moderator, Autism Self-Advocate Discussion Panel, Tools for Transformation Conference, Special Needs Network, Inc., Carson, CA (Apr 22, 2023)
     

  • Presenter, DEI & IT Intersectionality, Department of Psychological Science, Missouri S&T, Columbia, MO (Oct 19, 2022)
     

  • Presenter, "Neurodivergence and Non-Traditional Backgrounds", Plume, Online (Feb 10, 2022)
     

  • Special Guest, "and now people are listening", Queersplaining, Podcast (Feb 4, 2022)
     

  • Presenter, "Identifying Bias", PASS Data Community Summit, Online (Nov 11, 2021)
     

  • Presenter, "Breaking Barriers", The Saint Louis Experience Design Group, Online (Sep 23, 2021)
     

  • Special Guest, "Business for Voting Rights", Politics Nation with Rev Al Sharpton, MSNBC (Jul 17, 2021)
     

  • Special Guest, "The Re-Education of Higher Learning", Now, What Next?, Morgan Stanley, Podcast (Jun 21, 2021)
     

  • Presenter, "ID&E Series", AWS, Amazon, Online (Jun 11, 2021)
     

  • Presenter, "Racial Equity Gaps in DEI Training", TEALS, Microsoft, Online (Part 1: Jun 2, 2021; Part 2: Jun 15, 2021)
     

  • Presenter, "Diversity Training is the First Step, Not the Finish Line", Venture Café, St. Louis, MO (Jun 18, 2020)
     

  • Presenter, "Start Your Own Consulting Company", Venture Café, St. Louis, MO (Mar 11, 2020)
     

  • Presenter, "The Importance of Being Flexible in Entrepreneurship", EXPLORE Program with DAP, EdHub STL, St. Louis, MO (Feb 19, 2020)
     

  • Presenter, "Data-Driven Diversity", PASS SQLSaturday St. Louis, Microsoft Technology Center, St. Louis, MO (Feb 8, 2020)
     

  • Special Guest, "The Virtues of Jean-Luc Picard with Dr. James Frey Croft", Ethics & Chill (Podcast), Ethical Society of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (Jan 27, 2020)
     

  • Presenter, "Diversity & Inclusion in Tech", Women Who Code St. Louis, OCI Training Center, St. Louis, MO (Nov 19, 2019)
     

  • Presenter, Sierra Nevada Corporation, "NewSpace: Space Entrepreneurs and Startups", Venture Café, St. Louis, MO (Nov 14, 2019)
     

  • Keynote, "Data-Driven Diversity", Women in Technology Luncheon, PASS Summit 2019, Seattle, WA (Nov 7, 2019)
     

  • Presenter, "Networking for Introverts", VISION - Small Business Symposium 2019, St. Louis, MO (Oct 18, 2019)
     

  • Presenter, "The Importance of Recognizing Intersectionality: Your Biggest Opportunity Doesn’t Look Like You”, Venture Café, St. Louis (Jul 25, 2019)
     

  • Presenter, "Your Biggest Opportunity Doesn't Look Like You", Entrepreneur Quarterly (EQ) Leadership Labs, Midwest Digital Marketing Conference (MDMC), St. Louis, MO (Apr 15, 2019)
     

  • Guest Speaker/Interviewee, Personal Journey of Diversity in STEM, Coro Women in Leadership STEM, Focus St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (Feb 21, 2019)
     

  • Keynote Speaker, Personal Journey with Diversity in STEAM, "Lifelong Learning", Black History Month Celebration, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, St. Louis, MO (Feb 11, 2019)

PANEL

  • "I Want You: Enlisting Doers to Solve Wicked Problems for Rising Talent", Opportunity@Work, ASU+GSV Summit, San Diego, CA (Apr 17, 2023)
     

  • "Representation Matters", Nichelle Nichols Foundation, Online (Mar 25, 2023)
     

  • Career Panel, P2P Virtual Job Fair, From Prison Cells to PhD, Online (Jan 15, 2023)
     

  • Equity and Inclusion in Technology Panel, Further Together Conference, Workforce Matters, Washington, DC (Nov 15, 2022)
     

  • Tear The Paper Ceiling Panel, Board of Directors Meeting - Ad Council, TikTok Offices, New York (Nov 7, 2022)
     

  • LGBTQ+ Forum, Offices of Student Well-Being and Student Diversity Initiatives, Missouri S&T, Columbia, MO (Oct 19, 2022)
     

  • Tear The Paper Ceiling Campaign Launch, LinkedIn NYC Headquarters,  New York City (Sep 21, 2022)
     

  • Career Panel, P2P Virtual Job Fair, From Prison Cells to PhD, Online (Sep 10, 2022)
     

  • "Consulting with a Racial Equity Lens", Collaborative Strategies, St. Louis (Jul 26, 2022)
     

  • Career Panel, P2P Virtual Job Fair, From Prison Cells to PhD, Online (Jun 18, 2022)
     

  • "Raising Money Quickly with Maximum ROI for your Social Venture", Venture Café, CIC@4240, St. Louis (Jun 9, 2022)
     

  • "Moving to action on skills-based hiring", Horizons Conference,  Jobs for the Future, New Orleans, LA (Jun 7, 2022)
     

  • STL Black Tech Meetup Panel, Entrepreneur Quarterly,  TechArtista Downtown, St. Louis (May 25, 2022)
     

  • STEM Panel, Diverse Talent Virtual Career Conference, Diverse Talent, Online (Apr 27, 2022)
     

  • "Meet the STARs", Opportunity@Work,  American Petroleum Institute, Houston, TX (Mar 9, 2022)
     

  • "When Race & Disability Meet at Work", Succeed Council, University of Missouri St. Louis, Online (Feb 25, 2022)
     

  • "Show Me Integrity: Prop R", Tangazo!, Podcast (Nov 18, 2021)
     

  • "Embracing Inclusive Leadership", Social Policy Institute, Washington University, Online (Sep 23, 2021)
     

  • "Attracting, Retaining, and Empowering Talent of Color", Let's Talk About Equity Panel Series, We Are Tech, Online (March 17, 2021)
     

  • Black History Month Panel, Microsoft New England, Online (February 24, 2021)
     

  • STARs Intiative & Opportunity@Work, Workforce Matters, Online (February 23, 2021)
     

  • "HR Policy, Inclusive Workforce, Family Care, and More!", Digital Virtual Monthly Meeting, STL Together Digital, St. Louis, MO (February 18, 2021)
     

  • "Incorporating DEI Practices into your Organization", Olin School of Business, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (November 20, 2020)
     

  • "Navigating the Spectrum of Tech Careers", Code with Pride, LaunchCode, St. Louis, MO (August 25, 2020)
     

  • "Jobs of the Future", Voices of the Region, St. Louis Regional Chamber, St. Louis, MO (July 10, 2020)
     

  • "Reach for the STARs: Realizing the Potential of America’s Hidden Talent Pool", Opportunity@Work, Accenture Federal Digital Studio, Washington, DC (Mar 12, 2020)
     

  • "Coding, Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence", Civil Rights and You (Podcast), Civil Rights Enforcement Agency, St. Louis (Jan 14, 2020)
     

  • Diversity Corporate Talks, Olin School of Business, Washington University, St. Louis (Dec 9, 2019)
     

  • Contributing Speaker/Educator, "The Formation of Implicit Biases and Practical Strategies to Address Them", National Society of Genetic Counselors, Online Course (Launched Dec 5, 2019)
     

  • Panelist, "Best and Next Practices and Challenges in Diversity and Inclusion", FOCUS St. Louis, Edward Jones HQ, St. Louis (Nov 2, 2019)
     

  • "Startup Stories: Out in Business", Mastercard Tech Hub, New York City, NY (June 26, 2019)
     

  • "Shift the Hustle: Opportunities for Women in Tech", NPower St. Louis, Ameren Headquarters, St. Louis, MO (June 8, 2019)
     

  • Building Basic Websites, Summer Camp, GlobalHack, UMSL North Campus, St. Louis, MO (June 7, 2019)
     

  • "Meeting in the Middle" To Address Talent Demand in St. Louis, C2ER - The Council for Community and Economic Research, Venture Cafe, St. Louis, MO (June 6, 2019)
     

  • "Career Navigation: Surviving & Thriving in the Tech Industry", HUE Tech Summit, Philadelphia, PA (May 3, 2019)
     

  • "Ethics and Challenges in Digital Innovation", Interagency Mentoring and Collaboration Workshop, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, St. Louis, MO (Mar 23, 2019)
     

  • "Bridging the Gap" between St. Louis transplants and natives, FOCUS St. Louis, Maryville University, St. Louis, MO (Mar 13, 2019)
     

  • "Bridging the Gap" between St. Louis transplants and natives, St. Louis Public Radio (NPR), St. Louis, MO (Mar 11, 2019)
     

  • "Voicing Our Differences", St. Louis Business Journal Women's Conference, St. Louis, MO (Jan 25, 2019)

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