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    In her video below, Ylka van Bemmel Reiss talks about Reimagining Representation: Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    Ylka van Bemmel Reiss is passionate about making the world as it should be. She lives and plays in the heart of the Silicon Valley in California. Operating with 30 years of leadership and business success, Ylka has a proven track record of strategic thinking, inspirational leadership, innovation and building transformational programs. She is best known for her ability to cultivate complex partnerships and align collective goals by applying empathy, commitment and bold ideas to inspire engagement.

    Ylka’s diverse career spans internationally acclaimed organizations including Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the Four Seasons, and The Nature Conservancy. Currently, Ylka is the Director of Social Impact for iD Tech, the global leader in STEM education for children ages 7-19.

    In her capacity, Ylka spearheads two core initiatives providing life-changing tech experiences to underserved students: Coding Her Future and Coding Our Future. With Coding Her Future, the initiative seeks to bridge the gender divide and inspire the future women of STEM. The goal of Coding Our Future is to expose underrepresented minorities to the world of STEM as a field of professional pursuit. Ylka uses her platform to elevate causes including Uplift Family Services, Loma Public Education Fund, Measure H Parcel Tax Campaign Steering Committee, and The Leslie Green Memorial Golf Tournament. Ylka is an avid skier, a world-champion equestrian, an ardent Golden State Warriors fan, a dedicated runner, a proud mom, an adventurous foodie, and a curious oenophile, escaping over a glass of wine with her husband every chance she gets.


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