Lisa Lee is the co-owner and Managing Partner of Agnes and Sherman, a modern Chinese American diner based in the heart of Houston, Texas, and she is committed to investing in and supporting companies owned by women and people of color.
Lisa was formerly a seasoned tech executive, serving as the Vice President of Global Culture and Belonging at DoorDash, the nation's largest and fastest-growing on-demand logistics platform. Lisa oversaw Employee Engagement, Employer Brand and Recruitment Marketing and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Lisa weaved together an interconnected employee engagement strategy for the DoorDash team to grow more than they thought possible in the midst of unprecedented growth from 1,000 to 10,000 employees.
Prior to joining DoorDash, Lisa held leadership roles at Squarespace, Pandora Radio, and Meta (formerly Facebook). She has been featured in the Harvard Business Review, on NPR, and at SXSW, and has been invited to be the keynote speaker at multiple tech conferences.
Lisa also served as the publisher of Hyphen magazine, an award-winning print and digital publication about Asian American arts, culture, and politics and co-founded Thick Dumpling Skin, a positive body image website for the Asian American community. Lisa sits on the board of Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
Lisa holds a B.A. in Mass Communications and a B.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.
Tuesday, December 5
US/Central from 1 :45 PM to 2 :10 PM ( 25 mins )
[Panel] Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Navigating the Path to a More Inclusive World
We all know being exposed to, and including, diverse perspectives, knowledge, and insights in our life experiences and corporate hiring and decision making brings growth and benefits to the individual and the company. We also know focusing on DEI is both the right-thing-to-do and the smart-thing-to-do so how do you move beyond these platitudes and execute on incorporating meaningful and impactful cultural inclusion besides hiring a DEI executive, going to a HBCU job fair and sending out a press release? Are you looking both outside and inside your organization to bring these diverse perspectives and experiences all the way up the organizational chart? Do you have an agreed-upon framework and plan to execute? Join this dynamic conversation for peer-based best practices and actionable insights on how to set-up your organization for long-term success based on a disciplined and evidence-based approach. Lofty goals are admirable - just don't forget the deliverables.