About the Event

Culture Shifting Weekend Silicon Valley is the largest gathering of Black leaders in technology, innovation and social impact to solve for the inequity in entrepreneurship, on corporate boards, in tech and in the c-suite. These are the only events of their kind in the United States that unite over 400 accomplished Black & Latinx tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and social impact leaders to enable collaborations and consummate deals. 

 

Culture Shifting Weekend is an annual signature event of Culture Shift Labs; a management consultancy specializing in growth and innovation through diversity and inclusion.

Weekend Agenda

Diverse Talent Pipeline Development Day
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Location: Sponsor companies' offices

A max of 10 companies will be chosen. HR and Talent Acquisition leaders will meet with mid to senior level Black and Latinx candidates to develop a pipeline of talent they can build relationships with as well as hire for current and future roles. Culture Shift Labs will curate the candidates based on a criteria we are given from the sponsoring company. Application deadline is January 31.  Link to apply coming soon.

Thursday, April 23

Friday, April 24

Tech Entrepreneurs of Color Lunch
12:00PM - 3:00PM
LinkedIn; Mountain View, CA

Hear from 20 Black and Latinx founders with traction on how companies can work with them, learn from them, collaborate with them, invest in them and generally, how to think about the future.

First Speaker Announced!

Riana Lynn
Founder & CEO; Journey Foods

Terell Sterling

CEO;

Go Paladin

Randolph Frazier Wiggins
Manager, Tech & Society;

Omidyar Network

Sponsored by:

Early Bird Pricing: $150

Co-Producers & Curators:

Fireside Chat Conversation with:

Entrepreneurs:

Ben Horowitz

Co-founder & General Partner;
Andreessen Horowitz

Fireside Chat & Networking Reception
6:00PM - 9:00PM
SAP; Palo Alto, CA

Special Guest: Ken Chenault

Chairman and Managing Director;
General Catalyst &

Former Chairman and CEO; American Express

Conversation led by

Caroline Clarke
Chief Brand Officer, Women of Power;

Black Enterprise

Early Bird Pricing: $100

Saturday, April 25

Think/Action Tank
Precision Medicine for the People
12:00PM - 4:00PM
LinkedIn; Mountain View, CA

In this highly interactive Think / Action Tank, we will assemble key leaders in personalized healthcare (PHC) innovation who are working to intentionally address the health disparities currently seen in this field. During the invite only event, leaders and innovators will gather to address the question - How will precision medicine and PHC shift along with the demographic shifts of the US and the world to ensure that all patients are able to take advantage of the cutting-edge therapies being developed in these areas.

 

Co-produced and curated by Dr. Asha Collins and Dr. Michael Penn.

Michael L. Penn, Jr., MD, PhD

Founder and CEO;
Penn Consulting Partners

Dr. Asha S. Collins
U.S. Head, Country Clinical Operations;
Genentech

Early Bird Pricing: $320

Ecosystem Networking Reception & Dinner
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Location TBD

This is an opportunity to spend 1:1 downtime with other Weekend attendees. Cocktails, dinner and dessert provided. Limited to 125 guests.

Price: $125

SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMER ANNOUNCED!

Six-time Emmy award-winning and Grammy nominated actor, singer, dancer, improviser, songwriter and television personality

WAYNE BRADY

Sunday, April 26

6th Annual Culture Shifting Awards
11:00AM - 3:00PM
Hotel Nia
Menlo Park, CA

Early Bird Pricing: $595

Recognizing diverse leaders, pioneers and allies who care about growth and innovation through diversity and inclusion. This event was launched in the summer of 2010 in the Hamptons and expanded to Silicon Valley in 2015. Approximately 200 guests from tech, fortune 500s, healthcare, biotech, finance, private equity, venture capital attend. 

Back for his 3rd year, Actor/Comedian/Producer/Writer/Director
Chris Spencer
as

Master of Ceremonies

Awards Honorees

NICOLE TAYLOR
President & CEO;
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
KAHINA VAN DYKE
SVP, Business & Corporate Development;
Ripple
Board of Directors;
MoneyGram International and Progressive Insurance
GREG JOHNSON
EVP and General Manager, Consumer Group;
Intuit

ABOUT
CULTURE SHIFTING WEEKENDS

Culture Shifting Weekends is an annual invite-only bi-coastal event that takes place in Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley. These are the only events of their kind in the United States that unite over 400 accomplished Black & Latinx tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and social impact leaders in order to enable collaborations and consummate deals.
 

Each coast has a different format; Silicon Valley is the largest gathering of Black leaders in tech, innovation and social impact to solve for the inequity in entrepreneurship, on corporate boards, in tech and in the c-suite. Silicon Alley is the largest gathering of Black and Latinx Venture Capitalists to solve for the inequality in this sector. 

 

 Culture Shifting Weekend is an annual signature event of Culture Shift Labs; a management consultancy specializing in growth and innovation through diversity and inclusion.

DID YOU KNOW?

We've enabled over $300M in deals and collaborations over the last 6 years.

Sponsors

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Team

Founder &
Executive Producer

ANDREA HOFFMAN // Founder & CEO,
Culture Shift Labs

Partner

DENMARK WEST // General Partner,
Connectivity Ventures

Chair

REGINALD VAN LEE // Retired Booz Allen Executive and Renowned Management Consultant

Special Advisor

CARETHA COLEMAN //

Principal, Coleman Consulting

Planning Committee

Vice President, Tech Diversity & Inclusion //  SAP Labs LLC.

Danny Allen

Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado

Vice President, Head of Strategy & Business Development // Williams- Sonoma, Inc.

U.S. Head, Country Clinical Operations // Genentech

Dr. Asha Collins

Michelle Domingo Molotsi

Chief Connecting Officer // LIFE Courses, Inc.

Nicole Felix

Principal // True Alpha Partners, LLC.
Managing Director // Black Angel Tech Fund

Ken Grimes

Joy Harper

Finance Systems, Integration & Transformation // Google

Tyi McCray

Partnerships Lead // Airbnb

Michael L. Penn, Jr., MD, PhD

Founder & CEO // Penn Consulting Partners

Marc Spencer, Ed.D

CEO // Summer Search

CEO // Go Paladin

Terell Sterling

Fred Thompson

President // FT Global Executive Search

Randolph Frazier Wiggins

Manager, Tech & Society // Omidyar Network

Rachel Williams

Head of Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Talent Acquisition // X-the moonshot factory

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ABOUT CULTURE SHIFT LABS

We are a group of strategists, deal-makers, curators and problem-solvers who, for the last 13 years, have been applying the science of diversity and inclusion to help clients achieve their leadership, workforce, and commercial goals as much as 70% faster. As a professional services, strategy and activation consultancy, we help Tech & Fortune 500 Companies, Large Non-Profits, Leaders, Investors, Cities and Philanthropists drive revenue growth and accelerate innovation by applying our Knowledge + Network Formula™. This also increases diversity, inclusion and innovation on boards, in the c-suite, in venture capital, in mergers and acquisitions, and enhances business and corporate development efforts. Our services include: Strategy & Advising, Retained Search, Partnerships & Transactions, Think/Action Tanks, Innovation Labs, Custom and Signature Events, and enabling Connections. We are based in New Jersey with a satellite office in San Francisco, CA. 

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