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dom deguzman

Dom is a co-founder and co-organizer of the Diversity & Inclusion program at Twilio, and sits as an advisor for Twilio’s Women’s Organization and Spectrum (LGBTQQIAA+) Employee Resource Group. Outside of Twilio, Dom is the San Francisco City Director for Lesbians Who Tech, an organization that highlights and elevates queer women in tech. She also helps organize two Diversity & Inclusion startup coalitions with over 40 other companies: Diversity Advocates and the LGBTQ ERG Alliance.

In addition to helping startups create and improve their Diversity & Inclusion programs, Dom is also an advisory board member for Alliance Health Project and a contributor to Elissa Shevinsky’s feminist anthology, Lean Out: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-Up Culture. She uses humor and personal storytelling to speak about the importance of diversity and inclusion, battling the brogrammer culture, how to overcome impostor syndrome, and encouraging more women, LGBTQQIA+ and other underrepresented minorities in the field to pursue a future in STEM-related fields.