Elaine Marino

Founder and CEO, Equili

Elaine Marino, Equili Founder, is spearheading an industry-wide movement to transform diversity in the tech space. When Elaine left the Fortune 500 advertising industry to become a Ruby on Rails developer, she experienced first-hand the tremendous diversity gap in software development: women and minorities were woefully underrepresented. Elaine saw clearly how change could be made for the better, and she now has a unique perspective on the tech industry as both an insider and an outsider. During her tenure at Equili, she has been designing, implementing, and managing events, workshops, and content aimed at bringing more diversity into the tech arena. There is a sweet-spot where technology enhances the lives of people and communities — that is where Elaine thrives.