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Building for Everyone: A Fireside Chat on Product Inclusion with Annie Jean-Baptiste

  • 18 Feb 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
  • Zoom event, Information will be sent upon registration
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Building for Everyone: A Fireside Chat on
Product Inclusion with Annie Jean-Baptiste

Thursday, 18 February 2021

9:00 am EST

The American Society of Engineering Management (ASEM) and the Engineering & Computing Education Program (ECEP) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) are excited to present a series of webinars exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE/I) in the design and management of technological systems.

The series continues on Thursday, 18 February 2021, at 9:00am EST with a fireside chat on Product Inclusion with Annie Jean-Baptiste, Author, Building for Everyone: Expand Your Market with Design Practices from Google’s Product Inclusion Team. Following Annie’s talk there will be an opportunity to engage with the discussed concepts and principles.

About the Presenter

Annie Jean-Baptiste is the author of Building for Everyone, the first book about building inclusive products across the intersections of 12 dimensions of diversity. Annie is passionate about making the web work for under-served communities while ensuring that Google is a place where everyone shines for their differences.

She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (go Quakers!) with degrees in International Relations & Political Science. She is an avid Boston sports fan & loves to bring her dog Hercules to work. She is currently based in San Francisco.

She currently serves as an entrepreneur in residence at the University Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, a facilitator for Penn’s Chief Learning Officer Business Acumen program and a member of both the CTA Health Equity and Access Leadership (HEAL) Coalition and sits on the IEEE's Executive committee, Ethically Aligned Design committee and co-chairs the DEI committee. She’s been inducted into the Haitian Roundtable’s 1804 society as “One to Watch” and inducted as one of the 30 Black Stars for Face to Face Africa in 2019. Annie is a former American Heart Association spokesperson and a One Young World ambassador, focused on healthy lifestyles in under-served communities. She is also a former Hack the Hood mentor.

Annie is also the Head of Product Inclusion at Google. She leads Product Inclusion strategy across the company and consults with various Alphabet companies, including consultation, communications, scale and research and created the movement 3 years ago as a way to ensure underrepresented users felt validated throughout the product design process.

She formerly created programs related to Diversity talent management and career development within several technical product areas within Google.

She’s also been covered in Vogue, Essence Magazine, Business Insider, Teen Vogue, MSNBC, CNBC, ABC, Cheddar, Business Insider, the Huffington Post, the Root, the Council of Fashion Designers of America Annual Report, The Miami Times, Bustle, Boston Globe and Fortune Magazine.

Her book, Building for Everyone, is available now. Connect with her on social media: @its_me_ajb.

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