We're Mission-Driven

Aleria is a Public Benefit Corporation: a for-profit corporation with a public benefit purpose.

Our mission is to make corporate America, and society as a whole, more inclusive and equitable. We will drive deep change by showing organizations of all sizes the tangible business value of diversity, and how to leverage and implement the right initiatives.

Because our work represents a radical departure from current approaches, it requires significant outreach and education. To support our ongoing research, education and training needs, we work closely with QSDI, an academic research center at the City College of New York, and Aleria Research


Our Team & Advisors



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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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.

Ellen Hunt

In addition to co-founding Aleria, 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.


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

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 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.


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.


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

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.


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.



Join us to make the world a better place

As we grow we will always be on the lookout for top talent in a variety of roles at either entity. Diversity and inclusion are in our DNA, and while we are too small (for now) to offer competitive benefits packages, we offer a supportive environment, great flexibility, and the opportunity to join an amazing company at the ground level.

Our headquarters are in New York, but we believe in flexibility and support, and will consider candidates from remote locations. 


We are not currently looking to fill any positions, but are always eager to meet like-minded people who may be interested in joining us on this exciting adventure. 

If you feel you can contribute to our success, we would love to hear from you. Please reach out to us by sending a brief summary along with your LinkedIn URL