Sydney Coleman began her diversity and inclusion advocacy many years ago when she studied social identity, inequality, and intergroup relations at Occidental College. She designed and conducted research on the relationship between internalized racism and colorism with undergraduate Women of Color.
Sydney’s passion for social justice activism led to creating and driving more diverse and inclusive programming and policies in tech startups (both at Yelp and Nextdoor). Most recently, she has taken on leadership roles in both corporate Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Steering Committees. Sydney has also designed employee inclusion surveys and held intergroup dialogues on social justice issues and microaggressions in the workplace.
Sydney works on diversity, equity, and inclusion programs at Google in San Francisco. She also serves as the VP on a Board for US National Committee for UN Women San Francisco. Sydney is incredibly passionate about making the workplace, and tech industry in particular, more accessible, inclusive, and equitable for underrepresented populations.