Inclusion + Recruitment: Lessons, and Hope, from the Trenches
05:30 to 07:30
San Francisco,

Inclusion + Recruitment: Lessons, and Hope, from the Trenches

You know you’ll build a better company long-term if you can just figure out how to recruit from a diverse pool of candidates. But with every new hire, you can’t seem to break out of the usual. It’s not rocket science, but it does take work– even when you’re a billion-dollar company. Our accomplished speakers will walk you through how they changed their organizations for the better, and how you can get started, too.

Attendees will learn: 

  • Our recruitment process is terrible for women/people with disabilities/people with autism/veterans/etc

  • This is a fixable problem– if we care enough to fix it

  • Speakers will highlight some tricks that you could try now!


Claire Veuthey

Claire Veuthey leads the Wells Fargo Social Impact Investing team’s research and engagement on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Claire is also on the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center’s Young Executive Advisory Board, where she helps drive the mission to educate entrepreneurs globally. She has lived in 7 cities in 6 countries on 3 continents. Dumplings are her comfort food.

Ed Zabasajja

Ed is a director of Human Resources at Intel Corporation, where he manages teams responsible for Intel’s Global Diversity and Inclusion data and analytics plus strategies for retention and progression across the Enterprise. Ed is a Ugandan born US citizen and a renowned technologist in Silicon Valley. In his current role, he oversees the execution to Intel’s full representation in all categories measured for both technical and non-technical employees across the enterprise where he brings a data based approach to problem solving. Prior to this role, he served as a Senior Director of Technology at Intel Corporation where he led innovation efforts in leading edge silicon integration. Ed has more than 20 years of management and manufacturing engineering expertise in multiple generations of high tech process technology transfers, operations standardization, intellectual property management, and product ramp and yield best practices. Ed has a BSC in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Rachel Williams 

Rachel Williams has 4 years of experience at Yelp, most recently assuming the role of Head of Corporate Recruiting, Diversity and Inclusion in 2014. She is currently focused on building Yelp’s inclusion initiatives to accelerate action. Having grown up in San Mateo, CA, Rachel often found that she was one of only a couple faces of color in her classrooms. This early awareness of her own differences inspired her thirst for increased diversity and inclusion at a young age.

With a B.A. in Psychology from UC Berkeley and more than 15 years of human resources experience in a variety of industries including technology, life sciences, consumer products and retail, Rachel has honed her expertise in recruitment, organizational development, and strategic change activities. She is thrilled to be able to narrow her focus on Diversity and Inclusion, a very important element of the employee experience and a passion for Rachel. She returns to Yelp after most recently serving as the Head of Talent Acquisition for ClearSlide. She has also held talent acquisition roles at SolarCity, Peet’s Coffee & Tea as well as an executive search consultant for venture capitalists.

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