In honor of Pride Month, we’re highlighting some of the most influential LGBTQ+ leaders in the tech industry. These people are making waves through their impactful work. Check out our list below!:
Angelica Ross, Founder and CEO, TransTech Social Enterprises | Twitter
Angelica Ross, a trailblazer in the movement for Transgender and Racial Equity, leads TransTech Social Enterprises, an incubator that focuses on economically empowering marginalized LGBTQ communities. Ross is also an accomplished actor with roles including “Candy” in the award-winning TV series Pose.
Sara Sperling – Partner and Co-Founder, Oxegen Consulting | Twitter
Sara Sperling boasts an impressive resume, with experience establishing Facebook’s diversity and inclusion program and leading Human Resources at Snapchat and DoorDash. Sperling is now a partner at Oxegen Consulting, a startup advisory company she co-founded, and is also a board member for HER, a dating app for bi, trans, lesbian, non-binary, and queer women.
Peter Sisson, CEO and Co-Founder, Yaza | LinkedIn
A serial entrepreneur, Peter Sisson has founded several companies including WineShopper.com and Teleo, an early Skype competitor acquired by Microsoft. Now, Sisson leads Yaza, a company that developed an app that allows users to explore an interactive, searchable map of the world by viewing experiences of people they know.
Ann Mei Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Candid | Twitter
Ann Mei Chang is a veritable titan in the tech world, previously holding positions at Mercy Corps and the State Department and serving as Chief Innovation Officer for USAID, an independent federal agency that provides foreign aid. Now, Chang holds a position as CEO at Candid, an impactful organization that provides information on nonprofits to help them access resources. Chang is also author of a book, “Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good.”
Peter Arvai, Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Prezi | Twitter
Peter Arvai is best known for founding Prezi, a software company that specializes in cloud-based presentations that provide an alternative to PowerPoint. The company has more than 100 million users and is home to one of the largest libraries of presentations in the world.
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