My name is Dédé and I’m the CEO and founder of incluu, where our mission is to educate and empower individuals, groups, and communities to be more curious and intentional in developing their products for inclusion, accessibility and equitable outcomes.
Before incluu, I spent almost 20 years synergizing my lived experience as a Black queer woman with an invisible disability with my years of experience in advocacy, ethical tech, product equity & inclusion as a catalyst for creating brave spaces and products for all. My work empowers individuals and organizations committed to investing in equitable and accessible product development and design processes; therefore unlocking their full potential in their products, people, and practices.
Focusing on the US, APAC, and African markets, my extensive experience lies in helping companies develop and invest in creating processes that answer questions related to cutting edge tech going global and what it means to design with—and to empower—a diverse world, as well as address ethical usage of technology and ways to engage with as well as include users as dynamic participants in product development. I am an expert in designing, launching, and scaling responsible, ethical, and equitable products that have global impact, cultural and technological relevance within emerging markets.
I believe the intersection of product, justice (equity, inclusion, accessibility), ethics (safety, privacy, security by design) is the direction the tech industry must move toward in order to stay relevant and have a global impact.
Because of the fractal nature of my multiple identities or intersectional identities, having to advocate for myself and others whose voices have been left at the margins, or unheard, my singular obsession is how to design with not for, and thereby empower, a diverse world while reducing bias, discrimination, and inequity in tech.
Ask me anything about being a tech and AI ethicist, building products inclusively and for equitable outcomes, cross-cultural research, building product strategy, or anything else such as being adopted and an immigrant, speaking multiple languages or more! I spend my free time traveling, cooking, riding motorcycles, scuba diving, making and drinking wine and mead, and am always curious about learning new skills.