A conversation with Jonah Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed and Maureen Hoch, Editor at the Harvard Business Review
Last year, Jonah Peretti, the CEO and founder of BuzzFeed published "How To Save The Internet'. Jonah opened his widely read piece by saying, "The internet is at a crossroads. In one direction, there is a flaming dumpster fire, pushing people apart. In the other, the internet is a source of joy and truth, connecting people together. We have the chance right now to work together to build a better future." During this talk, Jonah and Maureen will discuss whether the internet can truly be saved as the crises of 2020 grow.
Jonah Peretti is an Internet entrepreneur and co-founder & CEO of BuzzFeed. Prior to BuzzFeed, he was a co-founder of The Huffington Post.
Maureen Hoch is the Editor of HBR.org and the Managing Director of Digital Content for Harvard Business Publishing. She leads Harvard Business Review's award-winning digital newsroom and the HBP Content Lab, which drives editorial innovation across the company. Among her previous roles, Maureen was the Managing Editor for Digital News at the PBS NewsHour and the Global Web Editor at the World Bank.
Learn more about our amazing speakers and sponsors at our May 2021 virtual summit Diversity Reboot: Financial Inclusion, three days of conversations and panels plus an interactive virtual career fair.
Our Financial Inclusion summit was money in the bank! PowerToFly was thrilled to present talks from diverse leaders not only in banking and finance but also on philanthropy, fundraising, crypto currency, personal wealth management, taxes, DEI initiatives and so much more. If you tuned in, thank you! And if you missed the summit or would like to re-watch any of the talks, those conversations will all be available to watch for free on PowerToFly.
Finally, registration for our June 8 - 11th virtual summit Diversity Reboot: Pride at Work is now open! Join us to celebrate and learn from LGBTQ+ leaders. Register for free here.
Our Gold Sponsors
American Express is a global services company that provides consumers and businesses with exceptional access to products, insights, and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. We make it easier, safer and more rewarding for consumers and businesses to purchase the things they need and for merchants to sell their goods and services through innovative payment, travel, and expense management solutions.
Through our Global Diversity & Inclusion strategy, we're able to channel our efforts in specific ways. We aspire to continue to develop a talent pool that brings together unique perspectives, backgrounds and experiences. We foster a workplace culture where differences are valued and expressed freely and all employees have the support they need to take risks, learn, and collaborate.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. Anyone who sails a U.S. ship, flies a U.S. aircraft, makes national policy decisions, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters, or even navigates with a cellphone relies on NGA.
S&P Global is more than just a place to work. It's a place to learn and grow, surrounded by the best and brightest. A place to challenge yourself and advance your career. If you're a pioneer or a thinker, there's a role for you to play in our mission to help accelerate progress in the world.
S&P Global provides essential intelligence for companies, governments and individuals to make decisions with conviction. Our legacy is built on an unwavering ability to deliver data and insights that are vital to the world's economy.
In 2005, Smartsheet was founded on the idea that teams and millions of people worldwide deserve a better way to deliver their very best work. Today, the company delivers a leading cloud-based platform for work execution, empowering organizations to plan, capture, track, automate, and report on work at scale, resulting in more efficient processes and better business outcomes.
Smartsheet went public on the New York Stock Exchange in April 2018 and currently enables collaboration, better decision making, and accelerated innovation for over 76,000 domain-based customers in 190 countries, including 96 of the Fortune 100.
Smartsheet is a passionate team of 1500+ employees spanning offices in Seattle, Boston, London, Edinburgh and Sydney.
Thornburg Investment Management is a privately-owned global investment firm that offers a range of multi-strategy solutions for institutions and financial advisors. A recognized leader in fixed income, equity, and alternatives investing, the firm oversees mutual funds, institutional accounts, separate accounts for high-net-worth investors, and UCITS funds for non-U.S. investors. Thornburg was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Our Silver Sponsor
We are dv01, the leading capital markets fintech driving technological innovation and transparency in structured finance. We built the world's first data management, reporting, and analytics platform tailor-made for lending markets to help prevent a repeat of the 2008 global financial crisis.
On our engineering team, you'll collaborate closely to create and develop products that promote accountability, data reliability, and transparency. We're looking for dreamers, thinkers, and doers to help us modernize Wall Street's tech stack.
Our Media Partner
Our award-winning journalists have covered Washington and the world since 1877. Our team is committed to creating excellent experiences and products worthy of our tradition and our future. Our dedication to innovation, excellence and integrity are at the core of what we do - and why our employees are proud to call The Post their home.
This past February, PowerToFly was very proud to wrap up the panel portion of our recent Diversity Reboot 2021: The 100 Day Kickoff virtual summit by presenting our very first Diversity & Inclusion Award Show, honoring some true D&I champions across multiple industries
Back in 2020, we launched a submission process to honor select individuals who just don't talk the talk but truly walk the walk when it comes to making their companies and the world a more diverse and inclusive place. From the many submissions that we received, we chose six champions to honor.
You can watch the acceptance speeches for our honorees below or click here to watch the 45-minute awards show which included a roundtable discussion with our six DEI champions.
Want to nominated a friend or colleague for a future D&I Award? Submit their info here.
Jossie - Power to fly acceptance speech www.youtube.com
Calicia - Power to fly acceptance speech youtu.be
Dr Anjali Nigam - Power to fly acceptance speech youtu.be
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Morgan - Power to fly acceptance speech youtu.be
Joe Gomez - PowerToFly acceptance speech youtu.be
PowerToFly finished out 2020 with not one but TWO virtual events featuring leaders at American Express.
American Express is one of the world's most recognized brands. What goes on behind the scenes to create the premier service company and largest credit card issuer by volume? Just ask their technology organization. During our two 90-minute sessions, you'll learn about upcoming projects, gain career advice, discuss job opportunities, and discover how to get your foot in the door for a new career.
American Express is a global services company that provides consumers and businesses with exceptional access to products, insights, and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. They make it easier, safer and more rewarding for consumers and businesses to purchase the things they need and for merchants to sell their goods and services through innovative payment, travel, and expense management solutions.