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Working on building a diverse startup team?

Want to succeed in tech or finance regardless of your gender, age, or ethnicity?  

Don’t miss out our next event this Thursday!

We’ve got fantastic speakers who know what’s like being a minority, how to build a successful career, and how to create a more inclusive work environment.
BETTY NG, Founder and CEO at Inspiring Diversity
Betty is a tech and media entrepreneur, bestselling author, and the founder and CEO of Inspiring Diversity, LLC (“iD”), which helps organizations build inclusive and high-performing culture.

She is also a co-founder of TAIQ, which empowers people globally to think, act, and interact inclusively.

Her clients include household names such as Intel, S&P Global, American Express, Thomson Reuters, the American Red Cross, United States Military Academy (West Point), and the Marsh & McLennan Companies.
BRETT JOHNSON, Consultant at LinkedIn
Brett, an Implementation Consultant at LinkedIn, leads SaaS implementations for customers in their Talent Solutions Enterprise Program.

Prior to his transition to “Big Tech”, he worked at banking and financial institutions including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and KPMG.

Brett was also an active participant in the Firmwide Black Network, Firmwide Hispanic/Latino Network, Asian Professional Network, LGBT Network, and the Veterans Network.
JON CHU, CPO at PrivCo
Jon is a tech executive that loves to scale companies, build products and experiences that tells a great story. He is currently the Chief Product Officer at PrivCo, a private company intelligence and services company.

Jon is an accomplished technology thought leader with over 19+ years of mobile, product, and data experiences working in multiple industries with various Fortune 100 companies, such as Goldman Sachs, Bridgewater Associates, Deloitte, and Hearst.

Founder's 1-minute Pitch

Building your own venture and looking for a stage to share more? We'd love to have you! Join us and present your idea/product/company to the speakers and the audience. 

Apply Here


We encourage you to participate in a unique initiative that addresses the importance of individual behavior in fostering a culture of diversity with inclusion.

The TAIQ™ (“Think Act Interact Quotient”) assessment is your personal measurement of inclusive behavior, bringing together and building upon the different well-established concepts of emotional intelligence, social intelligence and cognitive behavior.

It’s your next step towards becoming a more effective ally and leader, as it empowers you to dive deeper into your own behaviors and how you can work to drive diversity with inclusion. Join the many individuals who have found the TAIQ assessment and personalized results to be extremely insightful.

Please click on the relevant link below to complete your baseline TAIQ assessment.

For working professionals
For students

Please complete the assessment by October 21st to have your results included in the aggregated insights to be shared at our event on October 22nd by Betty Ng, one of our speakers and co-founder of TAIQ. 

Please note that your responses will remain confidential. So, it’s not about getting the “right” answers, but rather about identifying “your” answers. After you complete the assessment, TAIQ will e-mail you your personalized heatmap highlighting areas of strength and of development.
See you soon!

Best regards,
Lair East Labs team


This event is part of the LEL Connecting Diversity series. 

About LEL Connecting

LEL Connecting is a community focusing on providing constructive value and knowledge to young professionals and startup fans interested in VC/tech fields and founders seeking resources and opportunities.

In 2020 - 2021, LEL Connecting will focus on Connecting New Era (post-COVID-19) and Connecting Diversity with a series of events (online & offline) to support founders and young startup professionals worldwide.

In Connecting New Era sessions, top industry professionals from the startup and VC world will share first-hand insights and expertise with founders, startup fans, and investors looking to pivot amid COVID-19.

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