I'll Stand by You:  The Importance of Male Allies

What does it meanand what does it taketo be an effective ally in today’s world? Panelists will discuss concrete ways for us to show up for each other.

Moderator: Hilary Gosher, Insight Venture Partners

Hilary Gosher is a Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners, a $5 billion growth-stage venture capital firm investing in tech and software companies worldwide.  She founded and leads Insight Onsite, the firm’s due diligence team, as well as the growth experts who help drive scale and growth at Insight’s portfolio companies. In this capacity, she has worked with more than 200 tech companies, and she currently either works with or serves on the Board of Directors of Datasift, Drillinginfo, Planview and Turnitin.  

Hilary is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) where she teaches entrepreneurship.  From 2010-2015 she was an Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business.  Hilary actively mentors technology start-ups and in 2015 appeared on the TechWeek100 List of Tech Leaders in NY. Business Insider has recognized Hilary as one of the Most Inspiring Women in Tech in New York City.

In 2016, Hilary co-founder Parity Partners, a firm focused on advocating, educating, and recruiting for diverse and inclusive talent strategies in asset management, investment and the tech industry.


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As the Founder/CEO of Lucas Point Ventures Adam Quinton invests in and advises early stage companies. He focuses on supporting diverse management teams. His investments include The Muse, Glassbreakers, Venuebook, Pinks and Greens, Snaps, Rapt Media, Hire an Esquire, and Validately. He is an Advisor/Mentor to San Francisco-based Astia, Boulder-based MergeLane and BeVisible, New York-based 37 Angels and Menlo Park-based Women's Startup Lab.

In 2014 Adam was named by AlleyWatch one of "25 Angel Investors in New York You Need to Know" and also one the "100 NYC Tech Influencers You Need to Know." In 2015 he was featured in Tech.co as "One of 8 VCs Making Waves" and in 2016 was named as one of "26 Great People Spearheading Change in Tech Investment" by Silicon Republic. He is one of 15 founder VC-backers for Ellen Pao’s Project Include.

Justin Hergianto is the Senior Director of Digital & Print Marketing at ESPN. His marketing team is responsible for ESPN’s digital portfolio, including ESPN.com, ESPN mobile apps, WatchESPN live-streaming, fantasy sports and social media. Since joining ESPN in 2014, his team has helped to relaunch a redesigned ESPN.com, the ESPN app and ESPN's Discover channel on Snapchat. Prior to ESPN, Justin was Vice President of Digital Marketing at MTV, overseeing events such as the Video Music Awards and Movie Awards. He also previously served as marketing director at Sports Illustrated. After graduating from Vassar in 2004, Justin earned his MBA in Brand Strategy and Marketing from NYU Stern.  

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Matthew Marelius is a Managing Consultant in IBM's Blockchain practice specializing in Financial Markets. Currently he is the lead Blockchain and Business Analyst on the first commercially-deployed blockchain solution in the finance sector, as reported in the Wall Street JournalQuartz and elsewhere. His work has focused on the opportunities and pitfalls of commercializing new technology, particularly related to reforming legacy systems. He is passionate about shaping new business models that are more transparent and egalitarian. He received his MBA from Stern in 2014 and his B.A. from UCLA.

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Scott G. Grubin is a Partner with the New York City law firm of Barton LLP where his practice focuses on all aspects of employment law representing both individuals and institutions.  He has a unique multidisciplinary background as a senior human resources executive.   He counsels institutions regarding reductions in force and M&A workforce integration, complex performance management, leave and disability issues, and compliance with discrimination laws.  His individual practice includes executive employment, discrimination and related litigation with a specific focus on those in financial services.  Scott has served as trial counsel for both employers and employees in both federal and state courts as well as various arbitration forums including FINRA. He has represented clients before the EEOC and various state and local fair employment practices agencies. He also has extensive experience representing clients in mediations.  More than half of Scott’s career has been on Wall Street in various human resources management positions and as an employment lawyer.