Board of Directors

  Mira Veda | Co-founder   Mom, Entrepreneur, Artist, Activist and Blogger. I created Lipstick and Politics to examine the pervasiveness of cognitive bias that can lead to sexism, racism, ageism and every other 'ism' out there. My desire is to close the gap between reader and content and tackle issues that are hindering growth for women and society at large. Consequently, L&P strives to include men in the conversation as no problem can be fixed in ideological silos. As an Artist/Songwriter, I have been on the board of the Grammys and co-chaired the membership committee. I've had collaborations on multi-platinum albums. I have also served on the on board of West Coast Songwriters. 

Mira Veda | Co-founder

Mom, Entrepreneur, Artist, Activist and Blogger. I created Lipstick and Politics to examine the pervasiveness of cognitive bias that can lead to sexism, racism, ageism and every other 'ism' out there. My desire is to close the gap between reader and content and tackle issues that are hindering growth for women and society at large. Consequently, L&P strives to include men in the conversation as no problem can be fixed in ideological silos. As an Artist/Songwriter, I have been on the board of the Grammys and co-chaired the membership committee. I've had collaborations on multi-platinum albums. I have also served on the on board of West Coast Songwriters. 

  Tyler Willis | Co-founder   Founder of Customer Science, which established a new branch of artificial intelligence based on unsupervised machine learning techniques.  Prior to founding Customer Science, he served as the CMO of Hired.com, a career marketplace that has raised over $100 Million to help talented people find jobs they love. He previously served in marketing, partnerships, and M&A executive roles at several top performing startups. Additionally, he's an angel investor in technology companies like Lyft, Classpass, and Patreon. 

Tyler Willis | Co-founder

Founder of Customer Science, which established a new branch of artificial intelligence based on unsupervised machine learning techniques.

Prior to founding Customer Science, he served as the CMO of Hired.com, a career marketplace that has raised over $100 Million to help talented people find jobs they love. He previously served in marketing, partnerships, and M&A executive roles at several top performing startups. Additionally, he's an angel investor in technology companies like Lyft, Classpass, and Patreon. 

  Sarah Gerber | Co-founder   Founder of Twenty Twenty Studios, Sarah is an entrepreneur and storyteller at her core. She founded Twenty Twenty Studios to advance the stories of mission-driven brands, work that has taken her all over the world, including South Sudan, Laos and Honduras. Her work has won awards and had screenings in multiple countries. Sarah is committed to the power of visibility through storytelling to shift cultural norms and accelerate change. Several of her projects currently are focused on changing the narrative about women in modern society. 

Sarah Gerber | Co-founder

Founder of Twenty Twenty Studios, Sarah is an entrepreneur and storyteller at her core. She founded Twenty Twenty Studios to advance the stories of mission-driven brands, work that has taken her all over the world, including South Sudan, Laos and Honduras. Her work has won awards and had screenings in multiple countries. Sarah is committed to the power of visibility through storytelling to shift cultural norms and accelerate change. Several of her projects currently are focused on changing the narrative about women in modern society. 

  Jonathan Yaffe   Co-founder and CEO of AnyRoad, Jonathan is an entrepreneur and educator. He is the founder and headmaster of KAIS International School in Tokyo, and is very passionate about education as well as travel. Jonathan is also the co-founder of Red Brick Ventures, a tech incubator and venture firm in Tokyo, as well as co-founder of the Mirai Institute, the first independent think tank in Japan, which recently opened Midori.so, a creative entrepreneur space in Tokyo. Jonathan has been to 82 countries, lived in Brazil, Colombia, Switzerland, the United States, and Japan, and wants to change the world of travel.

Jonathan Yaffe

Co-founder and CEO of AnyRoad, Jonathan is an entrepreneur and educator. He is the founder and headmaster of KAIS International School in Tokyo, and is very passionate about education as well as travel. Jonathan is also the co-founder of Red Brick Ventures, a tech incubator and venture firm in Tokyo, as well as co-founder of the Mirai Institute, the first independent think tank in Japan, which recently opened Midori.so, a creative entrepreneur space in Tokyo. Jonathan has been to 82 countries, lived in Brazil, Colombia, Switzerland, the United States, and Japan, and wants to change the world of travel.

  Nnena Ukuku    She is a partner at Venture Gained Legal and Simplicity@Legal, a law firms that specializes in working with innovative companies. She thrives as an attorney when law, policy, technology, and the creative, entrepreneurial spirit intersect. Nnena is passionate about creating more opportunities for under-represented communities in technology. She is one of the founders of Black Founders Startup Community (Black Founders) and was formally the CEO of Black Founders from 2009-2014 and remains an active board member. For her work with Black Founders she was awarded one of Forbes 2012: Women Who are Changing the World. Nnena earned her B.A. from Georgia State University; her J.D. from Mercer University, where she was a member of the Coif.

Nnena Ukuku 

She is a partner at Venture Gained Legal and Simplicity@Legal, a law firms that specializes in working with innovative companies. She thrives as an attorney when law, policy, technology, and the creative, entrepreneurial spirit intersect. Nnena is passionate about creating more opportunities for under-represented communities in technology. She is one of the founders of Black Founders Startup Community (Black Founders) and was formally the CEO of Black Founders from 2009-2014 and remains an active board member. For her work with Black Founders she was awarded one of Forbes 2012: Women Who are Changing the World. Nnena earned her B.A. from Georgia State University; her J.D. from Mercer University, where she was a member of the Coif.

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