About Us

 
Philosophy, ModelExpand.com

Philosophy

Having collaborated with numerous diversity teams and industry leaders, our goal is to share our expertise in a tangible way. Instead of reinventing the wheel, we will tailor tried and true practices to your company’s specific needs, allowing you to work efficiently toward engaging with a diverse group of qualified candidates.

 

CEO & Founder

CEO and Founder Paria Rajai began her work on diversity initiatives in 2008 designing global women in tech events with Yahoo's Business and Human Rights division.  Since then, Paria led the marketing team at Hackbright Academy - the country’s first coding school for women - working to connect companies such as Amazon, Yelp and Slack with more women engineers. She also helped organize the inaugural Women of MENA in Tech Conference in Silicon Valley. She was recently profiled in Forbes for being a leader and advocate in the world of tech, marketing and diversity.  As tech continues to grow at a rapid pace, her goal is to ensure individuals from all backgrounds are included in the process.

Paria Rajai, CEO & Founder, ModelExpand.com
 

Featured Advisors

 
Sonja Gittens Ottley Head, Diversity and Inclusion  ASANA

Sonja Gittens Ottley
Head, Diversity and Inclusion
ASANA

Queen Denchukwu Manager of Diversity Partnerships  AUTODESK

Queen Denchukwu
Manager of Diversity Partnerships
AUTODESK

Minoo Ayat   Head of Talent Acquisition  AMAZON VIDEO

Minoo Ayat
Head of Talent Acquisition
AMAZON VIDEO

Beth Steinberg Chief People Officer  ZENEFITS

Beth Steinberg
Chief People Officer
ZENEFITS

 
Kunbi Adeyemo  Growth Manager, Developer Programs  FACEBOOK

Kunbi Adeyemo
Growth Manager, Developer Programs
FACEBOOK

Seema Daryanani Senior Technical Recruiter- D&I  ANAPLAN

Seema Daryanani
Senior Technical Recruiter- D&I
ANAPLAN

Xylene Dagun Product and User Experience Designer  PAYPAL

Xylene Dagun
Product and User Experience Designer
PAYPAL

Kaego Rust Founder + CEO  KHOR

Kaego Rust
Founder + CEO
KHOR

 
Ulysses King VP of Media Partnerships  OUTCAST AGENCY

Ulysses King
VP of Media Partnerships
OUTCAST AGENCY

Sirrah Williams Recruiter  SQUARE

Sirrah Williams
Recruiter
SQUARE

Michelle McHargue Operating Partner  COSTANOA VENTURES

Michelle McHargue
Operating Partner
COSTANOA VENTURES

Sidney G. Griffin Jr. Chief Marketing Officer  UNITED WAY

Sidney G. Griffin Jr.
Chief Marketing Officer
UNITED WAY