Out in Tech SF | How to be a Good Ally at Twitter HQ

June 20, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

What does it mean to be a good ally? 

How can members outside of the LGBTQ+ community best support an inclusive and accepting environment in the workplace and otherwise? How can members within the community best support each other?

For the first time in the history of Out in Tech, we are excited to partner with Twitter to invite yourself and your straight (gasp!) friends, coworkers, family members, etc. to an exciting discussion!


  • 6pm: Doors Open, Registration, Drinks and Snacks by Twitter

  • 6-6:45 pm: Networking

  • 6:45pm: Panel begins

  • 7:20pm: Q&A begins

  • 7:50pm: Networking

  • 9:30pm sharp: Event ends

Drinks & snacks served. 21+


Georgina Oram

Community Manager at the Wing SF


Georgina has built a career in supporting communities through roles in event planning and community management in the Bay Area. Currently at The Wing, Georgina has a passion for supporting women and lgbtq+ folks through creating opportunities for community connection. Georgina also co-organizes Oakland’s chapter of Queer Soup Night, an (almost) monthly event connecting Queer Chefs, Queer Communities and benefiting local LGBTQ+ non-profits. Previously, Georgina spent time planning events for Airbnb’s Engineering team and LGBTQ+ community.


Avantha Arachchi

Director of Talent at Gerber Technologies and Head of People & Operations at Avametric


Avantha Arachchi is a behaviorist and researcher by skillset and an HR and operations leader by trade. After the successful acquisition of Avametric, a simulation & computer graphics startup where she led people and operations, she is now Director of Talent and Special Projects at Gerber Technology, a global software and hardware company that is a mainstay in the fashion design and manufacturing industry. She is a former Human Behavioral Fellow, previously a finalist for Eden’s Most Indispensable Organization Organizer in the Bay and named a Rising Thought Leader in Talent in 2016, and lSed people operations for Inc Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Private Company in San Francisco in 2015. Throughout her time in the Bay Area, as well, she has racked up a considerable resume consulting for companies big and small on people operations, talent acquisition and management, and change management. Being a transgender woman-of-color in tech, she also promotes the business case for diversity & inclusivity both by the nature of her existence and the concepts she champions in people operations.

Jennifer Kim

Startup Advisor, Head of Talent, and Diversity and Inclusion


Jennifer Kim a startup advisor and founder of Inclusion At Work, a Diversity & Inclusion resource and advice column dedicated to making startups better places to work. She was previously Head of People at Lever, where she led a grassroots D&I strategy that led to notable results: 50/50 gender balance across the company, as well as significant employee representation of Black/Latinx, LGBTQ, parent/caregivers, and more. Get your D&I questions answered at inclusionatwork.co.

Salem Kimble

COO at Change Catalyst



Salem Kimble is a founding team member at Change Catalyst, serving as Chief Operating Officer (COO) across Tech Inclusion events and Startup programs. Previously, she focused on growth, marketing and customer experience at Sparrow, a nationwide social impact mobile provider and served in project management and operations roles in sustainable tourism and telecom for nonprofits. She is passionate about inclusion, technology, and catalyzing change through in-person events including past events with Wisdom 2.0, Women 2.0, and the Market Street Prototyping Festival.

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