Deena Pierott

Deena Pierott is sought-after diversity strategist, talent acquisition professional, and international keynote speaker. Created cutting-edge DEI programs that yield results and impact. Served on several boards and commissions including a Gubernatorial appointment to the Commission on African American Affairs in the State of Washington

Idea Generator and Social Impact Entrepreneur – Founder of the award-winning and nationally recognized STEM+Arts program for historically excluded youth called iUrban Teen and most recently co-founded and launched Black Women in STEM 2.0.

Honored to be acknowledged by President Barack Obama as a White House Champion of Change for Technology Inclusion and by Ebony Magazine on their Power 100 List.

Experience in designing diversity and equity programs including Employee Resource Groups for various organizations

Awards and honors:
• Legacy Award – World Affairs Council 2020
• Essence Magazine Top 50 Black Female Founders 2018
• Essence Magazine Top Black Women in STEM 2017
• Washington State African American Achievement Award 2017
• Clark College Iris Award 2017
• Alpha Kappa Alpha Global Impact Award 2016
• Whitney M. Young Award 2015
• White House Champion of Change for Technology Inclusion 2013
• Ebony Magazine Power 100 List 2013
• Rockefeller Innovation Award Nominee 2013
• Business Journal Orchid Award 2013
• The Delta’s Women of Excellence Award 2011

Featured in the following publications:
Forbes, Inc., Government Technology, Essence Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Black Enterprise, Ebony Magazine, Deliver magazine, Portland Business Journal, Geekwire, Colors of Influence, Neurology Now, the Chicago Tribune, and on NPR.

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