Boulder Startup Week 2021 Boulder Startup Week 2021
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UX and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: What Founders Need to Keep in Mind

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Allison Scott
Spectrum Reach, Lead UX Researcher

Hi! I'm Allison and my pronouns are she/her. I'm a user researcher working remotely from Colorado's front range suburbia.

I am leading the User Experience Track of events for BSW '21. Check out our lineup of interactive and educational events focused on enhancing product design and user research for startups. We are also excited to offer several UX career development workshops. All are welcome to attend, from newbies to seasoned professionals.

Aaron Clark
Justice Reskill, Founder & CEO

Aaron is the Founder & CEO of Justice Reskill, a social enterprise that equips justice-involved individuals with the skills, resources, and connections needed to achieve lasting career success in tech and related high-wage industries. Aaron is a Board Member of Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute, a Twilio Champion, and a member of /dev/color. He currently leads the Equity Initiative for Energize Colorado and acts as the co-chair for the Developer Track of Denver Startup Week, a fund advisor for Matchstick Ventures, and an advisory council member for the Responsible Business Initiative for Justice. Aaron was recently named to Colorado's 2020 Inno on Fire list, and Equity Solutions, the parent organization of Justice Reskill, was selected as Boulder Chamber of Commerce Startup of the Year in 2021. He is also active in multiple community workforce development projects.

Shira Frank
Maiden Labs, Founder and CEO
Liz Giorgi
soona, CEO

Liz Giorgi is a media entrepreneur and general badass. She's the co-founder and CEO of soona, a fast casual content company that's makes high-quality content accessible for all. She also founded Mighteor, , one of the world's first internet video production companies.

Dr. Alaina Beaver
Google, Accessibility UX Program Manager

Noogler, Small Business Founder, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion/Accessibility Evangelist, CU Boulder Alum


Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) must remain more than a trendy buzzword when thinking about UX and business design. Hear stories from three founders whose commitment to DEI infuses the ethos of their companies, impacting everything from vision and mission to UX design and research.