The queer professional persona

What does it mean to have a queer, professional persona? Join us Tuesday June 25th for a dynamic exploration with LGBTQ+ leaders who will reflect on their own experiences around forming a queer identity in the workplace.

Through their stories, we hope to unpack what it means to have a queer professional persona and how we can meet each other with more understanding, compassion, and empathy.


  • 5:30pm – Doors open (refreshments and cocktails)
  • 6:00pm – Kickoff and panel discussion
  • 7:30pm – Networking


Jarryd Davis (Panelist), Government Relations & Public Affairs Manager


Jarryd Davis (Panelist), Government Relations & Public Affairs Manager at the Zillow Group

Jarryd is a proud native Californian, who from an early age developed an interest in politics, community engagement and activism. A founding member of Uber’s LGBTQ employee resource group, UberPRIDE, Jarryd also leads Zillow’s Public Engagement team to push for greater LGBTQ equality, protections, and inclusion, both internally at the business, and externally with key stakeholders.

Krystianne Avedian (KA) (Panelist), Global Executive Design Thinking and Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE) Facilitator


Krystianne Avedian (KA) (Panelist), Global Executive Design Thinking at Capgemini

KA has over 20 years of experience designing and facilitating collaborative, decision-making workshops. Her pillars of expertise include Design Thinking & Facilitation, Strategic Partnerships & Alliances and Diversity & Inclusion. As the founder of OUTfron@Capgemini – she launched the first Capgemini Employee Resource Group which has grown to over 11 ERGs across North America. She is the Executive Sponsor for both OUTfront@Capgemini and WomenLEAD Capgemini.

Paul Johnson-Calderón (Moderator), Writer and Community Advocate


Paul Johnson-Calderón (Moderator), Writer for the Fight Magazine and a SF Young Democrats Board Member

Paul is a San Francisco-based writer and community advocate who is committed to helping the LGBTQ+ community, communities of color, the disabled, and the formerly incarcerated rise of above systemic marginalization and legislative discrimination to have a fair and fighting chance in society.


Jenna Rapues (Panelist), Director of Gender Health SF

Jenna is a proud Filipina trans women of color who grew up in San Francisco. She is the director of Gender Health SF, an innovative program SFDPH that provides access and coordination for gender affirming procedures and related education and preparation services to uninsured transgender adult residents. Prior to joining SFDPH, Jenna was the Interim Director of UCSF’s Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, where she increased access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans and non-binary communities.


Seth Pardo, Ph.D. (Panelist), Behavioral Health Epidemiologist, San Francisco Department of Public Health

Seth is a nationally recognized researcher, public health advocate, and educator with over 15 years of experience working with transgender and gender diverse communities. Seth is the past-Chair of the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, and serves on the Advisory Board of the UCSF’s Transgender Center of Excellence. Currently, Seth is the Research Lead for Gender Health SF

Gino Ramos, Senior Manager of Equality Programs at Salesforce


Gino Ramos (Panelist), Senior Manager of Equality Programs at Salesforce

Gino is the Senior Manager of Equality Programs at Salesforce where he is responsible for employee engagement and activating our nearly 40,000 employees to join us on this journey to #EqualityForAll. He has been managing 35 Pride celebrations this year, from SF to NYC to Amsterdam, with over 4,000 participants taking part in marches/parades, celebrations, and programs. In addition, Ramos is the Co-Founder and current advisor to Outforce, Salesforce’s second Employee Resource Group (ERG), focused on allies in the diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity. Outforce currently has over 4,000 employees across the globe in over 25 locations and growing.


Sponsored by Capgemini AIE

Event Contact: Ann Heslin,

Event details

June 25, 2019 5:30 pm
June 25, 2019 8:30 pm
425 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA 94107

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