Sacramento State (University Union)
6000 J Street

  • Date: Oct 10, 2018
  • Time: 05:30 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Timezone: America/Los_Angeles


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Geoff Sakala

CEO, ClickSpring

Mike Knittel

Chief Investment Officer, Lagunitas Asset Management

About the Event



  • Moderator: Mariah Lichtenstern - Managing Director, Founder Institute, Sacramento / Founding Partner, DiverseCity Ventures
  • Dr. Ping "Tyra" Shao - Professor of Human Resources and Organizational Behavior, Sacramento State
  • David Carr, MBA '15 - Team Lead, Content & Social Media Strategy / Senior Communication Specialist, VSP
  • Kyle Ellington - Director, Human Resource and Diversity & Inclusion Sacramento Kings
  • Saori Marie Choulos, EMBA '1 - Director of Outreach and Business Engagement, Align Capital Region

Who should Attend?

  • Anyone who dreams of launching or leading a company
  • Any founder who wants to solve important problems ( and build a diverse / inclusive company

What are some of the Topics?

  • The business case for diversity; do the numbers add up? 
  • How gender and cultural dynamics play out in the workplace
  • What knowledge, skills, and competencies are needed to influence, lead and manage diversity and to facilitate inclusion
  • How to access a diverse pipeline
  • Creating a culture of inclusion

What is the Agenda?

  • Recruitment Fair: 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Program: 7:00-8:30 PM
  • Q&A/Networking: 8:30-9:00 PM 

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