DEI is Dead. Long Live DEI!

Wed May 01 2024 at 05:00 pm to 07:30 pm

Morrison & Foerster LLP | San Francisco

DEI is Dead. Long Live DEI!
A Chatham House rules dialogue on building thriving startups with diverse individuals & investment portfolios with positive DEI traits.
About this Event

Companies, boards, and investors are facing increased pressure from legislatures, regulators, shareholders, employees, and activists related to their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs and commitments. Startups can be caught in the crosshairs trying to live up to their DEI values while trying to avoid legal challenges and, potentially, making things more difficult for those they seek to help.

This panel will be a Chatham House rules dialogue on how to build startups that can thrive businesses from a business perspective with a diverse set of individuals in operations and management and how to build investment portfolios with positive DEI characteristics (and why that’s important) while managing legal, reputational, and business risks associated with pursuing DEI objectives and goals.

Panelists include:

  • Fredo Silva – Partner and Co-Chair of Social Enterprise + Impact Investing Group, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Shu Dar Yao – Founder & Managing Partner of Climate + Social Justice VC Advisory, Lucid Capitalism
  • Nadia Dugal – Co-Founder of Tome and General Counsel, Congruent Ventures

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  • 425 Market Street Garage” is the closest parking garage to the Morrson Foerster (MoFo) office located on Fremont street; if guest are in after 4.30pm there is a $15 flat rate which they have to pay in advance; then they will have to pick up their car keys from downstairs lobby guard on the way out. MoFo does not validate any parking tickets.
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  • Guests will need to check in at the downstairs lobby at 425 Market Street building, and must produce valid ID; from there they will receive a QR code, which will allow access through the turnstiles to the elevator bank; guests will have access to come up to 33rd floor and our SF Reception team will direct guests around the corner to Town Hall conference room and the registration desk.


If you are feeling under the weather, please do not attend the event.

We encourage all attendees to be vaccinated or take a COVID test before attending to ensure they are negative.

If you are more comfortable wearing a mask at the event, we invite you to do so. If you chose not to wear a mask, we ask that you respect the decision of others to wear theirs.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Morrison & Foerster LLP, 425 Market Street, San Francisco, United States


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