Hannah Matthys, Phd.
Dr. Hannah Matthys is a transracial and transnational adoptee who grew up in a small, rural community in Wisconsin. To add complexity to this experience, she had several black siblings who, although growing up in the same household, had very different experiences. She earned her PhD from the University of Colorado, focusing on identity development, creating belonging, and equity. This helped her to develop a lens and discover the words to describe the inequities that permeated her existence. Equipped with this knowledge and expertise, her goal now is to provide access to theories and conversations that often live in the world of academia, grounding them in participants' lived experiences and centering them in growth and transformation. This expertise and experience has been developing over 10 years of teaching and facilitation around belonging and equity in college and graduate courses, conferences, and school districts.
Erika is a multilingual diversity, equity and inclusion advocate who specializes in helping organizations, people and leaders navigate the complexities of cultural differences in a global environment while striving to create an equality of opportunity. Having lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Erika has over a decade of experience in providing guidance in cross-cultural complexities impacting organizations while engaging with underrepresented communities. She helps organizations create more inclusive and equitable practices, and has human capital expertise in consulting, mediation, assessment, facilitation, training and consulting. Erika is a strong believer in empowering and connecting people to change the world, and helping organizations across industries build more innovative and inclusive workspaces where everyone is given the opportunity to thrive.
Sarah Rimmel is a consultant, coach, facilitator, leader, activator, ideator, people connector and visionary who teaches and leads through a trauma-informed, appreciative inquiry, generative listening and ontological approach. She is committed to Colorado businesses and organizations engaging diversity, equity, and inclusion in a sustainable, integral and authentic manner that will infuse all parts of an organization. With a background is business management and nonprofit administration, Sarah has spent her career developing expertise on diversity and inclusion strategy, project management, community engagement, and change management. She believes people know it is important to be inclusive and want to be, yet may not know what to do or where to start. She enjoys coaching people in acting from a culturally relevant, inclusive, courageous, responsible and generative approach and expanding what they know to be possible. Sarah’s life is at the intersections of Bangladeshi, German and Welsh ancestors, higher education, English as her only spoken language, U.S. citizenship, queerness, and being an aunt.
Signe has spent her career leading teams in making data-driven decisions across sectors, spanning three continents through curating culture of assessment and evaluation guided by robust analytics, design thinking and improvement science. Throughout her work, as a queer woman, Signe has been an activist for shifting culture, policies and practices to be inclusive of LGBTQ+ folx. She has led the has an undergraduate degree in engineering with a focus on engineering management and systems and a masters in statistics and research with a focus on education.