Portfolio

Over the past decade, I’ve tried to find the alignment between what interests me, what’s worth doing, and what I’m good at. The result is experiences across tech, media, and publishing domestically and abroad. I’ve worked with my heroes, made lifelong friends, and failed more than a few times.

It’s been great.

The page below is an effort to catalog a selection of representative professional activities, and consists of the following sections that you can jump to using the corresponding links: Speaking & Facilitation | Event Production | Podcasts & Media.

“I was fortunate to work with Willie on crafting an Allies training opportunity for my colleagues and the broader company that I work for. Willie was a great partner throughout the process working with me to understand our needs, challenges, questions, potential, capacity, etc. He provided a training that was insightful and enlightening as we aim to build a culture of Allyship and inclusion at my workplace. I find Willie to be a true expert in this space and someone that I would consider a valuable asset to any team or group looking to find consultation about diversity and inclusion conversations and work. I look forward to finding new opportunities to work with him again in the future.”

— Jordan S.P, Strategic Sourcing & Operations Manager

Speaking & Facilitation

October 2019

  • From Day One Conference — Denver, CO
  • DEI Leadership Retreat — Denver, CO
  • Culture Amp Ally Skills Webinar — San Francisco, CA

September 2019

Ally Skills Workshop — San Jose, CA
From Day One Conference — Boston, MA
  • Ally Skills Workshop — San Jose, CA
  • Ally Skills Workshop — Redwood City, CA
  • Black ERG Visioning session — Redwood City, CA
  • Ally Skills Workshops — Philadelphia, PA
Responsive Conference — Las Vegas, NV
  • Responsive Conference — Las Vegas, NV
  • From Day One Conference — Boston, MA
  • Healthy Masculinity Fishbowl — Las Vegas, NV; San Francisco, CA
  • DEI Executive Leadership Workshop — NYC
  • Ally Skills Workshop(s) — San Francisco, CA; NYC
Responsive Conference: Healthy Masculinity at Work Fishbowl — Las Vegas, NV

August 2019

  • Ally Skills Workshop(s) — NYC
  • Ally Skills Workshop(s) — San Francisco, CA
  • A Day of Allyship 2019 @ Google — Sunnyvale, CA

July 2019

  • Ally Skills Workshop(s) — NYC
  • Ally Skills Workshop(s) — San Francisco, CA

June 2019

From Day One Brooklyn Conference — NYC

May 2019

  • Executive Leadership Training — NYC
  • Management Training Workshop — San Francisco, CA
  • Facilitation 101 Workshop — Redwood City, CA
  • Storytelling Workshop at The Battery — San Francisco, CA

March 2019

HR Transform: Advancing Gender & Racial Equity Panel — Las Vegas, NV
  • HR Transform: Advancing Gender & Racial Equity Panel — Las Vegas, NV

February 2019

January 2019

December 2018

  • Inclusive Interviewing Workshop — Palo Alto, CA

November 2018

Inclusive Leadership Workshop — Santa Barbara, CA
  • Inclusive Leadership Workshop — Santa Barbara, CA

October 2018

Tech Inclusion: Black Men in Tech Panel — San Francisco, CA

July 2018

June 2018

Culture Amp Culture First: D&I Fishbowl — San Francisco, CA
  • Culture Amp Culture First: D&I Fishbowl — San Francisco, CA
  • LinkedIn D&I Leadership Field Lab — San Francisco, CA
LinkedIn D&I Leadership Field Lab — San Francisco, CA

April 2018

The Culture Conference: Fireside Chat with Molly Ford — Santa Clara, CA
HR Transform D&I Panel: It’s About Time — Las Vegas, NV

March 2018

  • Unconscious Bias Workshop — Palo Alto, CA

November 2017

  • D&I Executive Leadership Workshop — NYC

September 2017

  • D&I Executive Leadership Workshop — Denver, CO

June 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

  • Tech Talk @ Pivotal: Engineering Empathy — NYC

January 2017

BREAD: Keynote & Fireside Chat — Boston, MA

December 2016

Off the Kuff presents “WAKE” N.Y.E. — NYC

September 2016

  • POCaH Coffee & Convos @ HubSpot — Cambridge, MA
  • Lunch & Learn @ Pivotal — Boston, MA
  • Lunch & Learn @ Pivotal — San Francisco, CA
  • 1st Annual Responsive Conference — San Francisco, CA
  • Baltimore Innovation Week 2016 — Baltimore, MD

July 2016

March 2015

  • Eagle Academy Career Day — NYC
Eagle Academy Career Day — NYC

December 2014

August 2012

  • WeWork Summer Camp Speaker — Adirondacks, NY

Event Production

April 2019

Millennial Women of Color Brunch — Oakland, CA
  • Millennial Women of Color Brunch — Oakland, CA

October 2018

Let’s Get in Formation: Dinner Series with Rha Goddess — Los Angeles, CA
  • Let’s Get in Formation: Dinner Series with Rha Goddess — Los Angeles, CA

September 2018

Let’s Get in Formation: Dinner Series with Rha Goddess — San Francisco, CA
  • Let’s Get in Formation: Dinner Series with Rha Goddess — San Francisco, CA
  • Let’s Get in Formation: Dinner Series with Rha Goddess — NYC
Let’s Get in Formation: Dinner Series with Rha Goddess — NYC

February 2018

TechNColor Photo Shoot at WeWork — Oakland, CA
  • TechNColor Photo Shoot at WeWork — Oakland, CA

January 2018

InclusionVentures Institute — San Francisco, CA
  • InclusionVentures Institute — San Francisco, CA
  • Abernathy Black Panther Costume Party — Oakland, CA
Abernathy Black Panther Costume Party — Oakland, CA

November 2017

Oakland Museum Social Impact Convening — Oakland, CA
  • Oakland Museum Social Impact Convening — Oakland, CA
  • D&I Executive Leadership Workshop — Santa Monica, CA
  • [email protected] ERG Event — San Francisco, CA
  • Global Dinner Series — Paris, France

October 2017

  • D&I Train-the-Trainer — San Francisco, CA

May 2017

Rework CEO Summit — Boulder, CO
  • Rework CEO Summit — Boulder, CO
Black Male Wellness Workshop — New York City
  • Black Male Wellness Workshop — NYC
  • Abernathy x Jopwell Tech Tasting — Oakland, CA
Abernathy x Jopwell Tech Tasting — Oakland, CA

April 2017

Baller Dinner with Christine Lai — Oakland, CA
  • Baller Dinner with Christine Lai — Oakland, CA

February 2017

Abernathy Black Tech Panel x WeWork x Jopwell — New York City

December 2016

  • Brown Bag @ Encore.org — NYC

November 2016

Abernathy Harlem Movers & Shakers — NYC

March 2015

Abernathy launch event — NYC
Abernathy launch event — NYC

Podcasts & Media

January 2018

September 2017

June 2017

December 2016

April 2016

  • Mass + Volume with Scotty Crowe

May 2016

February 2015

September 2015

October 2015

January 2015

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