Ciara Trinidad

Speaker, Ciara Trinidad
Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Blend
  • She has advised Hotel Tonight, lob.com and other tech companies on their D&I strategies.
  • With Lever, she partnered with recruiting teams at Netflix, Medium and Lyft, among others.

Ciara tapped Blend’s talent for data science and publicly released the company’s self-identified demographic data – a level of transparency rarely met, not only in the tech industry but across industries.

The workplace diversifier

In Ciara Trinidad’s experience, diversity is more than just a buzzword – our differences truly make us stronger. Deploying strategies that prioritize diversity, empathy and bold uses of data, she’s built inclusive and balanced workforces that translate directly into industry success stories. The Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at consumer finance startup Blend, Ciara contributes to an open company culture where everyone can flourish and great work thrives. Before joining Blend, Ciara spurred change as Head of Diversity & Inclusion at recruiting software startup Lever. As the company grew, she helped implement processes and systems that lead to a 50:50 gender ratio within three years. With a B.A. in Sociology from the University of San Francisco, Ciara brings insightful research and forward-thinking perspectives to her inclusivity work. On a personal level, she considers herself a “triple threat” as a black, female and queer person in tech.
“When you build a culture where people can be their authentic selves, they're going to bring their best work, their best ideas and their best people to your company.”
Ciara to First Round Review
  • She has advised Hotel Tonight, lob.com and other tech companies on their D&I strategies.
  • With Lever, she partnered with recruiting teams at Netflix, Medium and Lyft, among others.

Ciara tapped Blend’s talent for data science and publicly released the company’s self-identified demographic data – a level of transparency rarely met, not only in the tech industry but across industries.