About Us

We’re passionate about helping people uncover their purpose-driven career to align their passion with their purpose. While also helping companies create dynamic teams that represent the customers they serve.

We believe that together with our differences will build a more empathetic and innovative world.

Our Founders

Leasa Navarro

Leasa Navarro

Co-Founder

Leasa Navarro is an entrepreneur with a passion for community, tech, and education. She previously served as the founder of Nestled, an automatic product recall database, as well as served as the Co-Founder & CEO of kickSprout, an educational community for expecting and new parents.

Her passion for community and education helped scale kickSprout to 10 cities, building communities of parents and collaborating with hundreds of educators, businesses, and brands. Leasa’s experience in startups had led her to be featured in Chicago Parents, Crain’s Chicago Business, TimeOut Chicago, ChicagoInno, and Techweek’s Launch Competition.

Leasa was selected as a fellow for the Startup Leadership Program, a highly selective, world-class training program for outstanding founders, leaders, and innovators who want to become top startup CEOs.

Diversely is her passion to close the diversity gap in tech, and to be a voice at the table for women and diverse candidates looking to discover their purpose-driven career at a company that celebrates a diverse and inclusive culture. You can follow her startup journey on Instagram: @leasanavarro.

Carlo Navarro

Carlo Navarro

Co-Founder

Carlo Navarro is a Filipino-American entrepreneur, husband and proud dad to three kids (the ultimate startups) with roots from Detroit, Michigan. His 15 years of startup experience began in 2002 with a career in media-advertising, and later joined IGN Entertainment (IGN.com) in 2005, which was acquired by Fox Interactive Media.

His passion for tech led him to join various startup roles at Pandora Radio, Apple Inc., Startup Institute Chicago, as well as founding several tech startups in Chicago beginning in 2007 in the areas of music, ad-tech, and education focused ventures.

In addition to Diversely, Carlo also serves as the Executive Director of the Cancer Research Foundation – Chicago Chapter, a non-profit dedicated to investing in early-career cancer researchers to help find a cure.

Carlo’s experience has led him to speak at SXSW, Technori, Chicago Ideas Week:Youth, and he was recently named one of ChicagoInno’s 50 on Fire Entrepreneurs in 2017. Carlo’s vlog and podcast, “Designing a Startup Life” is currently a documentary on his life as an entrepreneur. You can follow his story on Instagram: @startupdad.

Meet the Team & Mentors

Nick Hopkins

Nick Hopkins

DevOps Engineer

Diversely
Martha Buckley

Martha Buckley

Mentor - D&I Company Experience

D&I Consultant
Jennifer Yee

Jennifer Yee

Mentor - Education & Curriculum

Director, Organizational Management at Green Chef
Garenne Bigby

Garenne Bigby

Mentor - Design & Development

Founder & CEO, Dynomapper
Brent Williams

Brent Williams

Mentor - Education & Curriculum

Director, Clique Studios
Trish Fontanilla

Trish Fontanilla

Mentor - Community & Customer Experience

Community & Customer Experience Consultant

Dragos Stancu

Dragos Stancu

Mentor - DevOps

Co-Founder, Inn8Media