About Us

Who we Are

Our Mission

Our Values 

OUR TEAM

PAOLO GAUDIANO
FOUNDER AND CEO

A former academic turned entrepreneur, Paolo recently embarked on a mission to apply his knowledge of analytics and technology to change the way people think about Diversity, and what they do about it.
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Ellen Hunt
Co-Founder and Advisor

Ellen has spent much of her career in Financial Services, both as corporate executive and as CEO of a fintech startup. As a strategic advisor to businesses seeking to ignite growth, she shows how diversity delivers.

LISA MAGILL
HEAD OF PRODUCT

A purpose-driven leader, Lisa passionately tackles real-world problems with innovative and impactful solutions. In addition to her extensive startup experience, she is recognized for her volunteer and community work to empower female entrepreneurs.
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TRICIA RIVERA
MARKETING

Tricia has spent much of her professional career in the software industry as an administrative specialist gaining experiences in areas such as digital marketing, web development, and graphic design.

Ruchika Tulshyan
Advisor

Ruchika is a journalist, speaker and educator. She focuses on the business case for intersectional diversity and inclusion in all her work. Ruchika is the author of The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In The Workplace.

JOHN BELIZAIRE
ADVISOR

John is a versatile CEO and entrepreneur who has successfully founded, built, scaled and sold software and technology-driven startups. He is also passionate about disadvantaged youth and serves as a Trustee of the Harlem Academy.

Andrea Jones-Rooy
Advisor

Andrea is a consultant, instructor and author of several books and articles, who specializes in quantitative research on complexity, diversity, and adaptability. She is also an international circus performer and standup comedian.
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CLAUDIA SANTORO
ADVISOR

Claudia is a software engineering leader with over 20 years of experience spanning startups to fortune 500 companies. She has delivered successful and innovative solutions from inception to deployment across a range of platforms, technologies and markets.

Dawn Barber
Advisor

Dawn advises tech start-ups, businesses, government entities and investors. She founded the NY Creative Tech Week and NY Tech Meetup, and has planned and produced many other significant events. She sits on numerous boards and serves on the NYC Commission on Public Information and Communication.

GILDA BARABINO
ADVISOR

Gilda is Dean at The Grove School of Engineering at CCNY. She consults nationally and internationally on STEM education and research, diversity in education, policy, workforce development and faculty development.

 

Our leaders are experienced public speakers and moderators.

Please contact us about speaking engagements, or for our help with your next D&I-related event.