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Join us for our 2nd year anniversary, Saturday, December 12, 2020. We are honored to bring you an intimate dialogue on charting your career path in the age of virtual connection with two amazing leaders from our City of Roses: Lakecia Gunter, VP and General Manager of IoT at Microsoft & Pia Wilson, President of Intel Foundation.

Connecting black professionals in a curated safe space.
Creating a blueprint to success through story sharing
Cultivating relationships by bridging the gap between black professionals and the corporate sector.

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Lakecia Gunter

Lakecia N. Gunter is the Vice President and General Manager, IOT Global and Strategic Engagement at Microsoft.

She is responsible for designing and executing Microsoft’s IoT ecosystem strategy to drive disruptive growth opportunities with the largest and most influential global solution and service partners from edge to cloud, accelerating revenue growth for the IOT and Mixed Reality markets.

Lakecia previously served as the Vice President of the Programmable Solutions Group and General Manager of Ecosystem Development and Operations at Intel Corporation. During her time at Intel, Lakecia delivered 2X revenue growth through the implementation of new business models. 

Lakecia earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Engineering from University of South Florida. 

Lakecia has a podcast called ROAR with Lakecia: a weekly dose of inspirational stories, candid insights, and indispensable tips, tools, and resources that will lead you to achieve more. She is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council. 

Pia Wilson-Body

Pia Wilson-Body is president of the Intel Foundation.

Pia oversees the foundation’s approach for achieving impact and realizing the organization’s mission and goals. Pia has served as Executive Director of the Intel Foundation and Director of Greater Americas Corporate Affairs, where she increased Intel’s thought leadership and commitment to corporate social responsibility and social impact in underserved communities. 

In addition, she led the design and deployment of Intel’s veterans initiative as part of the White House Joining Forces initiative, led by former first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. 

Pia holds a bachelor’s from Spelman College. She serves on numerous boards including YWCA USA board of directors, Center of Women’s Leadership, Council of Foundations advisory board and Oregon Black Historical Museum.


“I believe when people of color reach positions in leadership, we have to share our stories with everybody, because we have a platform to inspire.” – Sara Boone, Portland Chief of Fire & Rescue.