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ABOUT THE AACGS

The American Association of Corporate Gender Strategists was founded in 2018 to advance women and other gender/orientation minorities in the American workplace.

We equip individuals to help companies and teams make real progress.

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FOUNDER
FEMILY (She/they)

Femily is Silicon Valley's Gender/Inclusion Advisor. With a MA in Gender/Cultural Studies, Femily helps tech companies advance women and LBGTQAI+ folks, foster inclusion and reduce bias of all kinds. 

Femily is an expert media source for outlets including ABC, CBS, C-SPAN, NPR, Fast Company, and US News and World Report.

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THE BOARD

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Jessica N.Grounds
(She/her)
Co-Founder, Mine the Gap

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Jessica N. Grounds has devoted her life to empowering women to become leaders in public life and is an internationally recognized thought-leader in arena of women’s leadership.

SAN DIEGO, CA
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Helena Curtis
(She/her)
Talent Development/Culture Leader

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For mission-based organizations,

Helena Curtis designs and leads 

people programs to develop more caring workforces and and nurture inclusive organizational cultures.

LOS ANGELES, CA
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Angie Carrillo R.
(She/them)
Creator & Investor in Female Owned Companies 

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Angie is a serial creator, entrepreneur, advisor. She has founded companies in Silicon Valley and has worked as a strategic advisor for companies like Bayer and Boston Scientific.
She has been an Ambassador for Technovation, United Nations Foundation's Girl Up, and Bumble to empower women across the world.

NEW YORK, NY

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Lisa Jiménez
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CEO, OLAS: Equity Strategists

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Lisa is a seasoned executive and recognized leader, with over 10 years as an organizational developer, certified executive coach, and engagement strategist. Her specialty is supporting the operationalization of diversity, equity, belonging, and justice via highly customized services from inception to implementation.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA