Lili Gangas (She/Her)Chief Technology Community Officer
Lili Gangas is the Chief Technology Community Officer at the Kapor Center, an operating foundation at the intersection of technology and racial justice, providing research and thought leadership, operating programs, supporting strategic partnerships and investments to increase diversity across the tech ecosystem–from K-12 education through entrepreneurship and venture capital. She co-leads the Kapor Center’s Equitable Tech Policy Initiative with a focus on inclusive technology policy with special interests in closing digital divide, scaling new tech workforce models, advocating for responsible emerging technology as well as providing foundational support across civic engagement issues and tech enablement of civic organizations.
She’s been recognized as Latino Leader’s 100 Most Influential Latinas, ALPFA’s 50 Latinas to Watch, SF Business Times Most Influential Women in Business, SF Business Times 40 Under 40, featured Salesforce Dreamforce and TEDxOakland speaker. Lili’s tech fellowships include Omidyar Network’s Digital Luminaries and New America CA focused on Tech for Good. She’s been part of key working groups including FCC Diversity & Inclusion WG, Aspen Latinos & Society Digital Equity, Aspen Fair Data Future, Rock Health Latine Digital Health Innovators WG.
Before coming to the Kapor Center, Lili was an Associate Principal at Accenture Technology Lab’s 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. Lili holds an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.