April 20 - 22



April 20  |  6:00 - 9:00pm

334 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Mae Jemison


The Fireside Chat and Networking Reception is in partnership with SAP and SAP.io. Additional sponsorship is provided by StubHub. The evening will feature a conversation with Dr. Mae C. Jemison, engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut covering topics such as entrepreneurship, healthcare innovation, diversity in tech and business as well as life beyond earth.  Interview will be led by Russlynn Ali, Managing Director of Education at the Emerson Collective and CEO of the XQ Institute.

Sponsored by:

Russlynn Ali

Past Culture Shifting Weekends Fireside Chats

Troy Carter and Mark Ein

Mike Muse, Cheo Coker and Guy Primus

Ed Dandridge and Michael Seibel

We believe there is profit in diversity (so do our clients). Getting this right improves business and society. We are strategists, curators, dealmakers and problem solvers, who have pioneered a Knowledge + Network Formula that accelerate client outcomes 70% faster. Results of our work include: IMPROVED - board, c-suite and workforce diversity, workforce productivity, competitive market position, financial performance, deal flow, strategic partnerships, and innovations. It also includes diversity and inclusion in corporate venture, corporate development, mergers & acquisitions and more.


Culture Shift Labs is a management consultancy, strategy and activation firm. Our expertise intersects diversity, inclusion and innovation. We advise Fortune 500’s, Technology Leaders, Non-Profits, Institutional/Impact Investors, Philanthropic Organizations and select Private Clients. Our Culture Shifting Methodology (the "science of diversity") is the sum of our proprietary processes, roadmaps, tools, databases and events that activate our Knowledge + Network (8K+ Black and Hispanic Subject Matter Experts and larger 100K ecosystem) that help clients achieve their goals 70% faster. Our work supports business, corporate, leadership, and community development efforts. CSL is based in the New York Metropolitan area with a satellite office in San Francisco. 


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