2017 TEF Speakers

Janet Ikpa

Janet is the Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team at HIRED. She leads and executes HIRED’s diversity and inclusion strategy, and ensures it’s aligned to business goals, in partnership with business leaders, employee networks, and strategic partners. She focuses on increasing the level of inclusion and diversity awareness, commitment, and strategic action to attract, hire, and develop underrepresented communities in tech.

Prior to joining HIRED, Janet was the Diversity Strategist & Program Manager at Twitter and co-lead of @Blackbirds Twitter’s employee resource groups for members of the African diaspora. Janet also played a key role in creating and executing the recruiting strategy and building programs for the university programs and recruiting at both Twitter and Google. She came into tech by way of education and is intentional about applying education theory to (tech) industry practice, and building authentic relationships with everyone she meets.

Janet received her masters degree in Higher Education & Student Affairs from Indiana University, and earned her bachelors in Sociology and Anthropology (minor) from UC Santa Barbara.