May 18 Online Event: Conversation With Holli Martinez, VP, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at T-Mobile

Leaders in diversity, equity and inclusion speak about their goals, challenges and careers

Hear from Holli Martinez, VP, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at T-Mobile.

In the ever-changing workplace, leaders with expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion are now more important than ever. Join Berkeley Global and the Expanding Diversity and Gender Equity in Tech (EDGE in Tech) Initiative at University of California in this latest speaker series that features corporate leaders in diversity, equity and inclusion roles.

Moderators Ramu Nagappan, Assistant Dean at UC Berkeley Extension, and Jill Finlayson, Director of the EDGE in Tech Initiative at UC, will explore with Martinez her career progression; key diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at T-Mobile; and lessons learned sthat he can pass on to other companies.

Guest Speaker: Holli Martinez

Portrait of Holli Martinez

Holli Martinez is a passionate, lifetime advocate for diversity, inclusion and equality. In 2007, she launched The Martinez Foundation, which is dedicated to the professional development and retention of teachers of color in Washington State’s Title 1 Schools. In less than five years, Martinez Fellows had increased the diversity within the Seattle public schools teaching corps by 10 percent. Her advocacy in diversity is recognized by several notable organizations, such as T-Mobile, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Commission of Hispanic Affairs, University of Washington College of Education, University of Washington Bothell and University of Washington’s Women’s Center.

Holli joined T-Mobile in February 2013 as the company’s first Director of Diversity and Inclusion. She is fervently committed to sustaining an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive. Under her leadership, T-Mobile has embraced D&I initiatives across the enterprise. More than 25,000 T-Mobile employees are members of six unique Employee Resource Groups and 53 local D&I chapters across the country. In 2019, T-Mobile received the distinction of the Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Employees from the Human Rights Campaign, Forbes Best Employers for Diversity, Fortune Best Place to Work for Diversity, Military Friendly® -Nation’s Top Military Friendly® Employers, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Corporation of the Year Award, Top 30 Best Employers for Latinos in the Nation and Best Place to Work for People With Disabilities.

Holli continues to share her experiences in managing cultures in the workplace as an Adjunct Faculty member at Seattle Pacific University.

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