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Designing Anti-Racism

Shanae Chapman

02 Feb, 8:00 pm

2 h

Apply Design Thinking principles to create change and support equity.


Apply Design Thinking principles to create change and support equity. Demystify Anti-Racism in tech by exploring research and stories specific to the tech industry and startup ecosystem. Brainstorm and prioritize actionable outcomes for Anti-Racism in your organization that you can start crafting immediately. Take action with an Anti-Racism MVP will make the greatest impact on your employees, colleagues, and customers. Continue the journey. Plan for long term success with backlog management and agile ceremonies to track progress.

Who is it for?

All Audiences, Hiring Managers


Introductions Overview of Anti-Racism Thought Leadership Anti-Racism MVP Overview Anti-Racism MVP Activity (Small Groups) Wrap-up Discussion

Meet the speaker

Shanae Chapman


Senior UX Designer at SmartBear, Founder at Nerdy Diva,

Shanae Chapman received an MPS in Informatics from Northeastern University, Certificate in Leadership from MIT, Certificate in Web Design from Webster University, and BA in Communication with a Certificate in African American Studies from Saint Louis University. She is passionate about product strategy, collaboration, and empowerment when designing technical products and systems. She has over 13 years of experience designing products and services for companies such as Boeing, IBM, RedHat, The MathWorks and Akamai. Shanae is an active professional speaker in the community and shares knowledge about UX careers, designing secure cloud apps, entrepreneurship, and increasing diversity in tech. She has partnered with non-profit organizations such as NSBE, GIQUE, and Big Sisters to increase awareness of design careers to youth and people of color. Her interests include painting, writing, cooking, running, and travel.

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