The traditional definition of culture fit is, "I'd want to be stuck in an airport with this person." There’s a natural tendency to associate with those like ourselves.
What does this mean for members of the LGBTQ+ community?
How do you get invited to the conversation while remaining true to yourself?
How can organizations of all sizes build a strong culture that thrives on people from diverse backgrounds?
When the largest number of jobs are placed through referrals, how do organizations make sure they don’t compromise their results by attracting more of the same?
Join us for a panel discussion at LACI (https://laincubator.org) exploring the intersection of fit, diversity and results.
5:30pm: Registration & Networking (including light appetizers and tasting of clean-crafted wines from Scout & Cellar)
6:30pm: Introduction to LACI
6:40pm: Introduction to Culture (Peter Gandolfo)
Corey Scholibo, Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, Repurpose®
Corey Scholibo is the Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer of Repurpose, the nation’s leading brand of eco-friendly tableware. Corey has been on all sides of the branding experience, from founder, to agency expert, to press. He began his career at agencies working on accounts like Tiffany & Co., MAC Cosmetics, James Perse Enterprises, Indiegogo, and SKYY Vodka among others. Corey has been on the editorial side as the Arts & Entertainment Editor of The Advocate, the nation’s leading LGBT news magazine, where he oversaw all entertainment and product editorial and handled the magazine’s marketing and public relations. Corey helped found Repurpose nine years ago to disrupt the paper category, build a sustainable brand of his own, and help eliminate plastic and Styrofoam from the environment.
Mathew Brian, VP, Brand & Design, Pluto TV
Mathew Brian is a creative executive, entrepreneur and Starbucks-fueled optimist. Currently, he serves as the Vice President of Brand Marketing and Creative for Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service that was just acquired by Viacom for $340 million dollars. In this capacity, Mathew oversees all facets of strategic and creative brand development, consumer marketing and product design.
Megan Prichard, VP, Global Operations and GM of Los Angeles at Skyryse
Megan Prichard is a business leader who is passionate about innovation in the transportation space and beyond. Megan is currently the VP of Global Operations for Skyryse, an LA-based startup in the urban aviation space. Prior to joining Skyryse, Megan served as General Manager for Uber’s West region, where she led rideshare operations in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Hawaii. Megan also spent 5 years as a consultant with McKinsey and Company in Brazil and Silicon Valley focusing on digital strategy. Megan holds a B.A. in economics from Yale and a J.D. from USC. She lives in Los Angeles with her wife Amanda.
Sophy Lee, Chief Technology Officer at HopSkipDrive
Sophy is the technology leader at HopSkipDrive, a safe and reliable ride service that transports kids to their full potential. Sophy has been focused on this industry for the past 5 years, having built an engineering team and technology in San Francisco that was acquired by HopSkipDrive. Sophy has been part of the core team that built the product and went on to led the engineering efforts necessary for the service to expand throughout California and several other states. Sophy is also an endurance athlete, qualifying for and competing at the Ironman World Championships in Kona as well as several USA Cycling National Championships. She has a BA from Harvard and lives in Los Angeles with a rescue pup named Winston.
Peter Gandolfo, Executive Coach/Partner, Evolution
Peter Gandolfo is an ICF ACC certified executive coach with Evolution who integrates his 20+ years of professional experience in marketing, management, and consulting for companies like Mattel and Ford Motor Company with his love for helping others find their own path. He provides executive, transition and career coaching to leaders within startups, Fortune 500 companies, non-profits and higher education. His engagements often focus on building awareness of strengths, identifying what’s needed (and no longer needed) to reach future goals, developing communication skills, and identifying competing beliefs that prevent clients from following through on their goals. Peter lives in Los Angeles with his husband Andrew and their two young sons.
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