Diverse speakers in Indianapolis, IN.

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We’ve gathered talented professionals in the Indy tech ecosystem who all come from underrepresented backgrounds.

Connect with them if you’re interested in having them speak at your next meetup, conference, panel or workshop.


Mya is a former middle school teacher, turned bootcamp grad! She graduated from Kenzie Academy and currently works as a UX Engineer for Crafted LLC. Mya has a Bachelors in Pe-med with a concentration in Exercise Science. She played college volleyball and recently moved back to Indy from New Orleans.

Interested in:

  • Speaking at local meetups and local conferences

  • Presenting on a topic at a company or team

Topics for speaking opportunities:

  • UX fundamentals

  • Design thinking for non-designers

  • The importance of empathy in app creation

  • Diversity & Inclusion topics


Caryssa is a CTO using her past experience as a software engineer to build a quality product for her company, Iris. She’s new at this so even though she may not know what she’s doing, she’s going to put in the work to figure it out. She lives in Indianapolis with her partner, Irma; her dog, Lolita; and her cat, Genevieve.

Topics for speaking opportunities::

  • Diversity & Inclusion

  • Importance of product documentation

  • UX basics

Interested in:

  • Speaking at local meetups and local conferences

  • Presenting on a topic at a company or team


Anna is a Senior Product Designer at Trello, which is part of the Atlassian ecosystem. Anna works remotely here in Indianapolis from her home that she shares with her wife (also named Anna), 2 sons, and a multitude of dogs and cats. Anna has held a number of positions as an in-house UX/Product Designer at multiple SaaS companies in Indianapolis, including Blackbaud, Salesforce, and Springbuk, with a short stint in freelancing.

Topics for speaking opportunities:

  • Communicating the value of design within an organization.

  • Self-assessment.

  • Critique methods and sessions.

  • Soft skills that are important to have as a designer.

  • Finding and navigating a career path.

Interested in:

  • Speaking at local meetups and local conferences

  • Presenting on a topic

  • Mentorship opportunities (e.g., for women, LGBTQ folks, etc.)


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Andrew Robinson III

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Andrew Robinson III serves the Product and Engineering department at Lessonly where he focuses on building a team that solves real problems for real people.

Topics for speaking opportunities:

  • Building product team habits leading to success.

  • Product organizational design, from engineering to product to management.

  • Product and/or engineering at Lessonly.

Interested in:

  • Speaking at local meetups


Anna is a Principal Product Partner at Innovatemap where she leads the up the product research team and helps bring Indy’s biggest tech ideas to life. Whether she’s guiding customer research or conducting workshops, Anna helps emerging companies uncover their biggest challenges, prioritize their requirements, and ensure they build well-designed products. Anna is also the founder of Pride IN Tech, a networking group for LGBTQ+ professionals to make connections in the Indiana tech community.

Topics for speaking opportunities

  • Pride IN Tech

  • LGBTQ+ issues

  • LGBTQ+ issues in tech

  • Women in tech

  • Product Management/Research/UX

Interested in:

  • Speaking at local meetups and local conferences


Darye is a Software Developer turned CTO, CEO, and Entrepreneur. Darye is currently the CTO at DT Starts here in Indianapolis and CEO of Afterschool HQ.

Common topics for speaking opportunities

  • How to get software done and done right

  • Minorities in Tech & being a minority entrepreneur in Tech

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Ways to help minorities succeed

Interested in:

  • Speaking at local meetups and local conferences


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Irma Mesa

Site | LinkedIn

Irma is a Product Manager working for a K-12 Education startup, remote from Indianapolis. She comes from a Psychology background where she’s constantly tried to understand the “why”. Irma fell into development and that allowed her get my foot in the door at a tech company a few years ago. She’s a huge advocate for remote work education, helping black and brown folks break into tech and gender equality. Outside of work she’s usually building something to help solve problems for everyday people.

Common topics for speaking opportunities

  • How to build and manage remote teams

  • Breaking to remote work

  • Landing your first Product Management job

  • Mentorship for minorities in Tech

Interested in:

  • Speaking at local meetups and local conferences




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