Who Wins in the Great Reset? — A Keynote Fireside Chat on the Next Frontier of Intersectional Gender Equity with 2020 Colorado Entrepreneur of the Year, Katica Roy | STRONGER TOGET(HER): WOMEN OF DENVER STARTUP WEEK SERIES PART 1
In the Age of AI, it’s humans who hold the power. We are the ones to decide how and where to derive value from the advanced technologies we create. And if the triple crisis of 2020—a global health pandemic, economic downturn, and renewed calls for racial justice—taught us anything, it’s that we can and should use advanced technology for good. In this keynote fireside chat with 2020 Colorado Entrepreneur of the Year Katica Roy, discover how AI is flipping the script on intersectional gender equity. With AI and other advanced technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, intersectional gender equity is no longer a complicated social issue. It is an achievable, economic opportunity for businesses around the world.
Katica Roy is a gender economist and the CEO and founder of Denver-based Pipeline, an award-winning SaaS company that leverages artificial intelligence to identify and drive economic gains through gender equity. Pipeline launched the first gender equity app on Salesforce's AppExchange. The Pipeline platform was named one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2019 and Fast Company’s 2020 World’s Most Innovative Companies. In 2020, Katica was named the Colorado Entrepreneur of the Year.
In 2017 Katica was named a Luminary by the Colorado Technology, in 2018 a Colorado Governors' Fellow, in 2019 a Top 25 Most Powerful Woman in Business and a Stevie Entrepreneur of the Year, Gold Award. She is also an industry entrepreneur, thought-leader, and frequent editorial contributor and speaker. Katica’s articles have been published by Fast Company, World Economic Forum, NBC, Forbes, Bloomberg, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, The Hill, The Advocate, Salesforce, and Morning Consult. In 2019, her articles garnered over 1B impressions.
Dave Mayer is the Founder and CEO of Technical Integrity. Dave is passionate about growing inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems based on the Give First ethos around Colorado and around the country. He has been consistent and highly visible in the startup scene of Colorado for more than a decade, scaling resilient startup communities, and building the most diverse and innovative engineering and executive teams in the country for his clients. To further emphasize their commitment to diversity in hiring, Dave and Technical Integrity acquired women-in-tech recruiting firm, FindMyFlock in 2019. He and his recruiting team have been instrumental in helping clients scale intelligently so that they may move towards profitability, IPOs and acquisitions.
Dave serves on the Steering Committee for Startup Colorado. He is the co-founder of non-profit Aspen Entrepreneurs, a founding member of two mission-driven tech startups, he's an angel investor and as a regular speaker on the topic of Mental Health and Wellness in the startup realm.
Dave’s deep community-building experience includes working with the core team of organizers, alongside Downtown Denver Partnership, to produce Denver Startup Week in 2013. Technical Integrity has supported Boulder Startup Week for more than ten years both as an organizer and sponsor. You can learn more at technicalintegrity.com
The Stronger Toget(her): Women of Denver Startup Week Series is sponsored by Promontory MortgagePath LLC.