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 diversity & innovation management consultancy.

This year's events will be VIRTUAL

presented by:

Agenda

Diverse Talent Pipeline Development Day

If you would like more information about our

Talent Database, please email deanna@cultureshiftlabs.com

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. 

Tuesday, June 30

Think Tank-Action Lab
Precision Medicine for the People

Sponsored by:

Calling all investors, corporate and influential door openers in healthcare!

Precision Medicine for the People will showcase Black and Latinx precision and personalized medicine healthcare disruptors and founders with the goal of enabling investments and collaborations for them. If you are a healthcare venture fund, we'd love to hear from and potential showcase you as well. 

CO-PRODUCED & CURATED BY:

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

Michael L. Penn, Jr., MD, PhD

Founder and Managing Director,

Health Equity Ventures

SPEAKERS:

Ted W. Love, MD
Chief Executive Officer and President;
Global Blood Therapeutics

Robin L. Washington
Member, Board of Directors of Alphabet, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc. and Salesforce.com

Thursday, September 3

Friday, September 11

Tech Entrepreneurs of Color Event

Sponsored by:

Investors and potential customers will 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.

Co-Producers & Curators:

Terell Sterling

CEO;

Go Paladin

Randoph Frazier Wiggins

VP, Growth Partnerships & Operations

Reading Tree China

Fireside Chat Conversation with:

Ben Horowitz

Co-founder & General Partner;
Andreessen Horowitz

Interviewed by:

Ken Coleman

Chairman;

EIS Group, Ltd.

MEET THE ENTREPRENEURS:

Wole Coaxum

Co-Founder & CEO

MoCaFi

Anthony Hill

Founder & CEO

Adapdix

Lisa Skeete Tatum

Co-Founder & CEO

Landit

Star Cunningham

Founder & CEO

4DHealthware

Travis Holoway

Co-Founder & CEO

Solo Funds

Mark Fleming

Co-Founder

Nomi

Hakeem James

Founder & CEO

CustomerX.i

Kareem Cook & Claude Tellis

Owners

Natureade

Riana Lynn

Founder & CEO

Journey Foods

Tanya Menendez

Founder & CEO

Snowball Wealth

Kevin Dedner

Founder & CEO

Hurdle

Michel Gelobter

Chairman

Cooler

Erica Plybeah

Founder

MedHaul

Darrel Thompson & Austin Webster

Co-Founders

Deepr

Elijah Sharpe

CEO

Smart Dxs

Shawn Springs

CEO

Windpact

Alex Villanueva

CEO

Eclo, Inc.

Earl Watson

CEO

Zelot, Inc.

Friday, September 11

Fireside Chat & Networking Reception

Time: 5:30-7:30PM PDT

Ticket Price: $150

Bundle ticket pricing available!

Sponsored by:

He is not white. He’s not even light-skinned. Make no mistake about it; he is Black. Yet, Klan-
Destine Relationships author Daryl Davis has come in closer contact with members of the Ku Klux Klan than most White non-members and certainly most Blacks — short of being on the wrong end of a rope. What’s more? He continues to do so, making him one of the most unique race relations experts and activists today.

Interviewed by:

Shellye Archambeau

CEO, Silicon Valley leader,
Board member for Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies and Okta Inc, Advisor to RBC Capital Markets

Saturday, September 12

Time: 5:30-7:30PM PDT

Ticket Price: $125

Bundle ticket pricing available!

WAYNE BRADY AS

SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMER!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Ecosystem Networking Reception & Performance by Wayne Brady

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

Sunday, September 13

6th Annual Culture Shifting Awards

Time: 11:00AM-12:30PM PDT

Ticket Price: $395

Bundle ticket pricing available!

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
Global Head, Digital Channels and Client Data Analytics;
Standard Chartered
Board of Directors;
MoneyGram International and Progressive Insurance
GREG JOHNSON
EVP and General Manager, Consumer Group;
Intuit

Friday, September 25

Fireside Chat with
Rose Kirk, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer at Verizon, and Byron Auguste, CEO &
Co-Founder at Opportunity@Work

Time: 11:00-11:45AM EDT

FREE event!

From the “Lost Generation” to “Generation Forward”

Covid threatens to make today’s kids and young adults a “lost generation” due to the impact of remote learning, recession, lack of jobs and support systems, and  more. How do we turn the “lost generation” into “generation forward”—a cohort of young people with the tech skills to change the world and their own destinies?

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 diversity & innovation management consultancy.

DID YOU KNOW?

We've enabled over $350M 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 //

Chief Transformation Officer,
The Carlyle Group

Special Advisor

CARETHA COLEMAN //

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.

Dr. Asha Collins

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

Michelle Domingo Molotsi

Nicole Felix

Chief Connecting Officer // LIFE Courses, Inc.

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

Ken Grimes

Joy Harper

Finance Systems, Integration & Transformation // Google

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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