Shea Daniels

Representation Matters: Inclusion Ignites Innovation

In a world fueled by innovation, the true catalyst for growth is inclusion. Join the discussion and let’s delve into the transformative power of representation. This engaging talk explores how diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and voices not only enrich our collective experience but also act as a dynamic force propelling innovation forward. Discover the tangible benefits of fostering inclusivity, and learn how unlocking the potential of varied talents can spark creativity, drive innovation, and lead us towards a future where everyone’s unique contributions are valued and in turn, catapult organizations forward

Panel members include:

Paul Richardson, Shea Daniels, Kaylee Williams and Lloyd Yates.

Date + Time: Thursday @ 2:00p – 2:45p

Venue: The Olympic


Shea Daniels is a software engineer, people leader, and public speaker with over 15 years of experience in the tech industry. She has worked in the Fortune 250, in public service, and in startups. Shea is currently an Engineering Manager at Dwolla, a Fintech company started right here in Iowa. She was the first publicly trans employee at Dwolla and is the founder of the Transition Forward Project, an online resource designed to help organizations be more inclusive of transgender and non-binary employees. In her free time, she enjoys photography, hi-fi, cooking, crosswords with coffee, and craft cocktails.