Tracy Chou

Keynote Speaker: Advocate for Diversity & Inclusion Expert in the Tech Industry; CEO and Founder of Block Party

Tracy Chou Biography

Tracy Chou is an entrepreneur, software engineer, and diversity advocate. She is currently the CEO and founder of Block Party, working to solve abuse and harassment online.

From 2011 to 2016, Chou was a software engineer and tech lead at Pinterest, with roles on home feed and recommendations, ads products, web, infrastructure, API, email, and growth. Before Pinterest, she worked at Quora, also as an early engineer there. During the Obama administration, she was on reserve with the U.S. Digital Service as a technical consultant.

Chou is most well-known for her tech diversity activism. In 2013, she helped to kick off the wave of tech company diversity data disclosures with a Medium post titled “Where are the numbers?” and a Github repository collecting data on women in engineering. In 2016, Chou co-founded the non-profit Project Include, which works with tech startups on diversity and inclusion towards a mission of giving everyone a fair chance to succeed in tech. In 2018, she co-founded the non-profit #MovingForward, which works with venture capital firms to establish and publish anti-harassment policies.

For her advocacy and activism work, Chou has appeared on the covers of The Atlantic, WIRED, and MIT Technology Review; been named Forbes Tech 30 under 30, MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators under 35, and Fast Company Most Creative People in Business; and been profiled in Vogue, ELLE, and other media outlets.

Chou is an investment scout and advisor with several Bay Area venture capital firms and works with startups on engineering, product, culture, and diversity.

Chou serves on the board of the digital art non-profit Rhizome and on the advisory board of the political organizing and training non-profit Arena, which she also co-founded.

Chou graduated from Stanford with an M.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, where she was a Terman Scholar and Mayfield Fellow and elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi.

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Tracy Chou Videos

Ethical tech with Tracy Chou and Ellen Pao
Tracy Chou | Breaking Silicon Valley's Glass Ceiling
Tracy Chou | Diversity & Inclusion in Silicon Valley

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Tracy Chou is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tracy Chou for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Tracy Chou generally travels from San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tracy Chou for an upcoming event.

Tracy Chou Videos

Ethical tech with Tracy Chou and Ellen Pao
Tracy Chou | Breaking Silicon Valley's Glass Ceiling
Tracy Chou | Diversity & Inclusion in Silicon Valley
Tracy Chou: Becoming an Advocate for Women Engineers

Tracy Chou Reviews

  • Everything went very smoothly and the audience really enjoyed Tracy's presentation. Thank you.
    Exxon Mobil Corporation - Mar 03 2017

Tracy Chou Speaking Topics

  • A story of sexism in Silicon Valley, and some advice for women entering the field

    Tracy tells her own story of becoming a software engineer and shares some advice for women who want to enter and succeed in the field

  • Tech Diversity: How did we get here and where do we go from here?

    Tracy describes how we got to where we are in terms of the lack of diversity in tech, why it matters, and ongoing efforts to address the issue.

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