About this Event
In the ever-changing workplace, leaders with expertise in diversity and inclusion are now more important than ever. Join Berkeley Global and the Women in Tech Initiative at the University of California for our speaker series featuring corporate leaders in diversity and inclusion roles who will share their journeys and insights gained while advocating for diversity and inclusion in major corporations.
We speak with Bo Young Lee, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Uber. Lee leads Uber’s Diversity and Inclusion efforts in the company, with stakeholders, and in the communities where Uber operates. Lee partners with senior leadership, including Uber CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, to build a work culture where radically diverse and inclusive teams drive innovation, accelerate growth, and increase connection to customers and driver-partners.
Moderators Ramu Nagappan, Assistant Dean, UC Berkeley Extension, and Jill Finlayson, Director of the Women in Technology Initiative at UC, will explore with Bo Young Lee her career progression, key diversity and inclusion initiatives, goals and challenges at Uber, as well as her perspectives and lessons learned to pass on to other companies.
- 9:00–9:05 am: Welcome remarks
- 9:05–9:50 am: Fireside chat with Bo Young Lee and moderators Finlayson and Nagappan
- 9:50–10:10 am: Q&A with the audience
- 10:10–10:15 am: Final remarks
About our speaker:
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Uber
Lee is a globally recognized diversity and inclusion and human capital executive with over 19 years of experience both internally as a leader and as a dynamic consultant. Through her work, she embeds diversity and inclusion transformation in organizations, enabling D&I to become an engine for innovation and new business.
Prior to joining Uber, Lee was the first Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Risk and Insurance Services businesses for Marsh and McLennan Companies. She also launched and led Aon/Hewitt Associates’ Global Emerging Workforce Solutions consulting practice and held diversity leadership roles at Ernst & Young and National Grid. Lee also served as a Director of Advisory Services at Catalyst, the leading non-profit focused on the advancement of women in business. As a consultant and thought leader, Lee has enabled dozens of clients to achieve their diversity and inclusion goals. Past clients include Marriott International, Northern Trust, John Deere, Allstate, Booz & Co., Discover, Aon, Human Rights Campaign, and McKesson. Lee has an MBA with distinction from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a BBA magna cum laude from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. She is a frequently sought after speaker and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, MSNBC, Business Insurance, and other media outlets and conferences. She lives in New York City with her husband, daughters, Annabelle and Beatrice, and Betty the dog.
About our moderators:
Director, Women in Technology Initiative, University of California
Jill Finlayson is Director of the Women in Technology Initiative at UC, co-sponsored by CITRIS and the Berkeley Engineering at UC Berkeley, which supports research and initiatives to promote the equitable participation of women in technology fields. Prior to Berkeley, she led mentorship and developed incubator and accelerator programs for Singularity University Ventures, whose mission is to increase the number of impact-focused tech startups. Finlayson ran the Toys category for five years at eBay and authored the book Fundraising on eBay. She managed a community of social entrepreneurs at the Skoll Foundation, led marketing at various startups, and consulted for the World Bank, Gates Foundation, and Ford Foundation. Finlayson also judges and coaches founders of global startups for several startup competitions. She has mentored for TechWomen.org for the past nine years, also participating in delegation trips. Finlayson is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.
Assistant Dean, Berkeley Global
Ramu has enjoyed a 20-year career in higher education, focusing on professional and undergraduate programs. He holds a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. He is the author of Speaking Havoc: Social Suffering and Social Asian Narratives.