Our Values

The backbone of our
culture. The values
that hold us True.

Boldness

We will challenge the status quo with courage and conviction. We will take risks in the service of learning and pushing past what’s comfortable.

Action

We are results-driven and obligated to act. We strive for progress and continuous improvement over perfection. We hold ourselves and our partners accountable for impactful and measurable results.

Community

We will develop partnerships with organizations with common and sincere goals of providing underrepresented members of our communities with access to equitable opportunities. We will listen, create safe space, and lift those whose voices are not generally heard.Come as you are to this community. Belong, be authentic, be safe and be empowered.

Kindness

We will choose empathy and act with our best intentions. We will treat everyone with dignity and respect. We will develop a high level of trust with our clients, jobs seekers and community.We have high standards when it comes to empathy, compassion and awareness. Kindness is a compass for all of our decisions and makes us strong.

Meet our Team
CEO, Co-Founder, Investor (he-him-his)

Patrick is the CEO and Co-Founder of Andiamo and Women Impact Tech.   As an executive leader for 17 years at Andiamo and Women Impact Tech, Patrick has led teams of hundreds of professionals across many regions and divisions and budgets of >$30M.

A dedicated advocate and ally, Patrick cares deeply about making a positive change in the world.

Chief Product Officer  (she-her-hers)

Aloka is an experienced product leader with a demonstrated history of growing product teams, building products, and driving business strategy. She has coached leaders, practitioners, and students on Agile and Lean product practices for Startup and Enterprise-scale companies.

She strongly believes in the continuous improvement of people, teams, and organizations and is passionate about helping companies create more inclusive cultures.

Chief Operating Officer (she-her-hers)

Sandy Mollett is a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) and the Founder & CEO of Equal Footing LLC (WBE, WOSB, LGBTBE). She is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Corporate Consultant, Speaker, Moderator, Panelist and Thought Leader/Partner.  Sandy served as Senior Vice President, Chief Operations and Controls Officer for First Data’s Network and Security Solutions organization where she led some of their largest strategic initiatives(>$50M). 

She was instrumental in developing and sponsoring their corporate Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and revising corporate policies that included anti-discrimination, gender orientation and identity, gender neutral parental benefits and gender affirming benefits.  Sandy served as President of the OUT Georgia Business Alliance from 2018 to 2019. She is currently a member of the City of Atlanta (Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’) LGBTQ Advisory Board.  She also serves on the Discover Dekalb Convention & Visitors' Bureau (DCVB) Board of Directors, Georgia Equality Board of Directors and United Way of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors.  Sandy has committed the second half of her career to creating safe, diverse, inclusive and equitable communities and work environments by serving as an Educator, Ally, Advocate and Activist.

Interim CTO
(he-him-his)

Dwayne Forde is an experienced engineering leader.  He previously served as Director of Engineering for Cloud Foundry at Pivotal Toronto, New York, and Denver. Dwayne led a Cloud Foundry engineering team of over 180 where he was responsible for the technical success, hiring, evangelism, and communication with other offices. His background is in full stack development which includes the frontend (Javascript, HTML, CSS), backend (Go, Ruby on Rails, Java), and mobile (iOS, Android, WebOS, Blackberry) as well as architectural design on bare metal and IaaSs.

Dwayne has also led software development specializing in mobile strategy for the world’s most important brands. He has worked with the automotive, entertainment, telecom, sports, and other industries to deploy solutions in a highly interactive and compelling manner. Dwayne has presented his work at events like TEDx Silicon North and has also been featured in major publications, including The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star.

Meet our Board
Board Advisor (she-her-hers)

Mireya is currently a senior professional at JPMorgan Chase. She is the Founder of Link Strategies and former Senior Vice President, Head of Compliance, and member of the Executive Committee at HSBC Private Bank.

She has three decades of private, public and civic-sector experience guiding global, national and local leaders on strategic issues that have a direct impact on protecting and enhancing enterprise and/or individual reputation. Particular expertise and passion for working at the intersection of Compliance and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

Board Advisor (he-him-his)

Stephen is currently a Vice President, Business Development at Univision Communications, Inc. Stephen has executive management level experience in rebuilding/managing integrated sales and marketing organizations, developing operational infrastructures, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), relaunching channels and product innovation. Additional expertise includes multi & omnicultural strategies, financial budgeting & analysis, sales forecasting, business development across TV|OTT|AVOD, radio, digital, print, social and experiential. 

Stephen received his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Outside of corporate America, Stephen serves as an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business. 

Board Advisor (she/they-her/them-hers/theirs)

Ash is the Head of Diversity &Inclusion at Credit Karma. She is the Founder and Lead Consultant at Quality Inclusive, a company focused on quality engineering--from product to inclusive teams. Previously, she was an Engineering Manager with years of digital experience. She is an International Keynote Speaker,Facilitator, Coach, and Instructor who has provided strong influence in the Agile, Quality Engineering, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion space. 

Her past experience as a professional chef has helped her establish a determination to understand and comply with user satisfaction as well as build a career in using technology as a means to satisfy user demands.

Meet our Advisors
Advisor (she-her-hers)

Richa has served in Human Resources for the last two decades helping organizations create and unlock their Talent strategies, build strong global companies with a purpose and high-performing teams, curate workplaces for talent to thrive and develop strong and empathetic leadership muscle. 

Richa has recently served as Vice President of Human Resources for PayPal and GE Digital. 

Advisor (he-him-his)

Ben is an experienced business consultant with over 15 years of demonstrated history delivering on strategy, analytics, and business transformation initiatives for executed level audiences in finance and technology industries.

He has been with PayPal since 2017, leading People Analytics.  He received his MBA focused in Strategy and Finance from the University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business. 

He is committed to community volunteering and working for organizations that do well by doing good. 

Advisor (she-her-hers)

Helen is a senior Engineering Leader with experience as an Executive Director/Head of Technology at a bank, and the CTO at an analytics startup. 

She currently works at Google, managing software engineering for Google Maps data platform. With 20 years of software engineering, CTO, and IT leadership experience, Helen has unique expertise in growing talented and efficient tech teams, building SaaS products from inception to production (and selling to enterprise customers), and scaling and leading large software systems and organizations.  She is a trusted startup and CTO advisor(currently with CapitalG and Techstars), Girls Who Code instructor, tech and career speaker, hackathon mentor and judge, and board advisor at Pace University School of CSIS. She is passionate about developing a diverse tech pipeline, and has been recognized among 10 engineering leaders closing the gender gap in NYC.

Advisor (she-her-hers)

Sarah is currently the Director of Talent Acquisition Operations at Audible, Inc., an Amazon company. Prior to Audible, Sarah served as Senior Manager, Recruitment Operations at Time, Inc. and Talent Acquisition Operations Manager at Yodle. Sarah earned her Masters of Science from New York University.

As an Advisor to True Diversity, Sarah brings 13 years of experience in Human Resources and Talent Acquisition and a passion for spectrum and belonging.

Advisor (she-her-hers)

Alana has spent the past 19 years at Google and is currently the Director of Search Platforms.  She previously worked as a Director of Access, Customer Service and online Sales & Ops while at Google.

She is also a speaker and an author, recently publishing The Adventures of Women in Tech. Addressing a gap in the inclusion of women in the broader narrative of tech, her book takes a close look at the lives of "everyday" women forging their careers in Tech.

Advisor (she-her-hers)

Kamini is currently the Director of Engineering at Airbnb.  Prior to joining Airbnb, Kamini served as Sr. Director of Engineering at LinkedIn and Director of Software Development at Ebay.

Kamini is a technology leader and change agent with a proven track record of leading transformation through People, Platform and Product to deliver consistent and high business and member value.

Advisor (she-her-hers)

Ishita is currently the Vice President, Analytics Platform & Products at eBay.  She previously worked as Global Head of Products and is the President of eBay Women in Technology (eWIT). She leads by influence and inspiration to create impact. In her 20+ years of technology experience, she is valued for customer empathy, product development and cross-functional, people management.

As a champion for diversity and inclusion, she actively invests in growing girls in tech, and women in tech.

Advisor, Senior Consultant (she-her-hers)

Mimi is a Product Management Executive. Previously, she served as a Sr. Director of Product at WeWork as well as a Director of Technical Products at Netflix.

Mimi has dedicated her career to building teams of leaders to create user-centered product suites using execution-focused strategies to conceive, launch, turn around, or expand product lines for monetization and growth in ambiguous and highly matrixed global organizations.

Senior Technical Consultant (he-him-his)

Mike is a NYC-based engineering leader who's worked in a variety of domains, including energy management systems, bond pricing, high-performance computing, agile consulting, and cloud computing platforms. He is an active member of the Ruby open-source community, where as a maintainer of a few popular libraries he occasionally still gets to write software. Mike has spent the past decade growing inclusive engineering organizations and delivering amazing software products for Pivotal, VMware, and Shopify.

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