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Lili Gangas

Chief Technology Community Officer

Lili Gangas is the Chief Technology Community Officer working to create new and more inclusive tech innovation ecosystems regionally & nationally. Her work is centered at the intersection of technology, racial justice, and action driven partnerships to tackle pressing social and economic inequities of underrepresented communities. Her areas of focus and interest include tech advocacy themes such as closing the Broadband Access & Adoption, Future of Work(ers), Responsible Technology, and Ecosystem Building as they relate to new
models with cross sector partners. Lili believes that it is critical that we help prepare and upskill communities of color for the future and encourage going beyond being consumers to also being creators and owners. She was a New America CA fellow focused on Tech for Good,was recognized as SF Business Times Most Influential Women in Business and SF Business Times 40 Under 40, and is an MBA lecturer at Mills College. Lili was also a featured Salesforce Dreamforce and TEDxOakland speaker. Before coming to the Kapor Center, Lili was an Associate Principal at Accenture Technology Labs Open Innovation team, based out of Silicon Valley, focused on partnerships and programming to connect startups to Fortune 500 clients. She was also a founding member of the Innovation Services team at Booz Allen
specializing in crowdsourcing, prize challenges, and open data solutions at the federal level. Before that, Lili could be found in the lab working on software and hardware solutions for the aerospace industry as a Senior Multi-Disciplined Software Engineer at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. She is an advisor to tech focused nonprofits such as as well as community investing organizations such as The Unity Council and Pacific Community Ventures. Lili is a proud immigrant from Bolivia and champions Latinx in tech initiatives across the U.S. She is a new board member of LA Collab to increase Latinx representation across tech, entertainment, media, and advocacy sectors. Lili holds an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Other Team Members

  • kadeem palacios

    Kadeem Palacios

    Tech Solutions Engineer Kapor Foundation


  • Dinah Consuegra

    Chief of Staff and Learning Kapor Foundation


  • Kalisha Davis

    CS Equity Curriculum Project Director Kapor Foundation


  • Lisa Cruz Novohatski

    Senior Data & Insights Analyst Kapor Foundation