Inclusion Best Practices in Open Source and FinTech

Diversity and inclusion are hot topics across technology, open source and financial services, and justifiably so. Everyone agrees more needs to be done, but what does that actually look like? Attend this session to hear an honest discussion around best practices and lessons learned, from panel members who are on the front lines. Attendees will leave with proven action items and ideas that are tried-and-true, as well as a few actions to avoid. Everyone will leave more informed and in a better position to implement plans and programs

Keesa Schreane - Inclusion Best Practices in Open Source and FinTech - FINOS OSSF 2019-Untitled MPEG





Keesa Schreane is Global Partner Director at Refinitiv where she drives awareness and growth around World-Check® Risk Intelligence database, which enables organizations’ compliance with regulations around anti-money laundering and sanctions while combatting financial crime such as human trafficking.
She’s host and executive producer of Refinitiv Sustainability Perspectives a show exploring the role of responsible leadership and innovation across diverse industries. We interview industry leaders in ESG investing, sustainability and social impact to discuss the latest trends and discover best practices.
She is a featured columnist in publications such as Essence, Latina and Black Enterprise Magazines and an on-air contributor with NASDAQ and other television news outlets.
Keesa is a corporate trainer and panelist on compassionate leadership at events such as CodeHer (Microsoft), Women in Business, Digital Summit and Fusion.
She served on the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York Leadership Advisory Board where she advised on STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering and Math) programming. She has partnered with Black Girls Code and Girls Who Code, and currently serves on the Business Resource and Investment Service Center Board providing resources and consultation to start ups.
Keesa served as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Ambassador and chair of the Women’s Business Resource Group, both at Thomson Reuters; was recognized by New York Association of Black Journalists for her contributions; and in 2018 was honored by HubSpot as a “Top Female Marketing and Growth Expert”.
In 2017, she was featured in Masonry’s 18 Content Marketing Bloggers to Follow on Twitter, along with thought leaders such as Gary Vaynerchuk
She’s founder of You’ve Been Served Podcast ™ where visionaries like Soledad O’Brien, Seth Godin and Laila Ali share how they increase revenues, improve communities and impact lives through compassion, generosity and service in business.

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