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Bringing Yourself to Work When Your 'Self' Is Different 

Learn stories and strategies from the front lines of the fight for inclusion.

As organizations increase their focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, “bringing your whole self to work” has become a popular concept but a complicated reality.

We recently held an event where we opened up the conversation and said the quiet part out loud: is everyone able to be themselves at work or is that just idealistic?

Watch the panel discussion on how to navigate less-than-inclusive spaces and tricky office politics, as well as strategies to create environments where everyone can truly thrive while being themselves.

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Meet the Panelists

We brought together a panel of thought leaders who are getting real about their experiences struggling to fit in, how they’ve helped others get seen fairly while still being themselves, and coaching companies toward truly creating more equitable and inclusive work environments.


Brianna Holt

Culture Writer, Essayist, Author

Brianna is a freelance writer and author. Her debut novel "In Our Shoes," set to publish by Penguin Random House's Plume division, is an essay collection that dissects and analyzes stereotypes that millennial Black women are expected to live up to. Brianna has experience reporting, editing, and interviewing having covered politics, breaking news, entertainment, music, and lifestyle news. Additionally, she has held reporter roles at Quartz, BuzzFeed and The Daily Dot as staff. Her work can be found at


Yvonne Dodd

Life, Business & Career Coach

Yvonne focuses on helping driven, growth-minded people get the clarity, confidence, and strategy they need to do profitable and sustainable work. She has worked with everyone from high-level executives and entrepreneurs to at-risk youth and families and was featured in Voyage Atlanta's Most Inspiring People column, Hypepotamus’s “Women Who Lead and Light Up Atlanta’s Tech Ecosystem” article, and nominated for FTV's "30 Under 30" Award.


Oscar Diaz

Media Strategist

Oscar is a queer and trans artist, an experiential/special event producer, and multimedia photojournalist. Equipped with tools and knowledge (and forever learning them, too) of the modern media landscape, Oscar is particularly interested in the ways experiences extend through digital media shifting a consumer’s consciousness and awareness.They can often be found behind the scenes coordinating events, documenting communities in resistance, uplifting Latinx creatives via @nulatinx, and always @oscmdiaz on the web.


Dara Williams

CPO at Casper

As Chief People and Diversity Officer, Dara is responsible for building a dynamic company culture and driving Casper’s mission of bringing better sleep to more people. In this role, she oversees all areas of HR for the company, while developing and executing the organizational strategy. She also leads all diversity, equity and inclusion work, including strategy, education, cultural initiatives, and internal development. Dara brings more than 15 years of HR leadership experience to her role as CPDO. Prior to Casper, she held senior HR roles at several high-growth companies, including Refinery 29, Blue Apron, Gilt and Carat.

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Nissa Booker

Head of Tech Recruiting at Gray Scalable

Nissa has been a Talent Acquisition leader for over ten years working across media and tech, at companies like AOL and Vimeo. She started her career at ABC News as a Desk Assistant and worked her way up to leading Talent Acquisition at Moda Operandi, Inc and BuzzFeed. Nissa is passionate about creating inclusive workplaces and she is driven by helping others find their dream job.

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