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About Sera Fernando, CDO

Tenure:

Been with Silicon Valley Pride: one year. 

Board member: since December, 2018. 

Why I Volunteer:

I volunteer because I want to ensure Silicon Valley Pride represents the entire Bay Area LGBTQ+ spectrum. I want all LGBTQ+ identifying folks across all intersections that attend our Pride festivities and other year-round Silicon Valley Pride events to know that they are welcome, that they exist, and that they belong. And I encourage all our allies to come to our events, celebrate our LGBTQ+ community in solidarity, and walk away with a stronger sense of what it takes to become a super ally. 

 

About Me:

I am queer trans women of color that seeks to empower billions though outreach, inclusion, intersectionality, and storytelling. As an Outreach Director for Microsoft’s GLEAM LGBTQ+ ERG and Store Manager for Microsoft Store, Santa Clara, I leverage my platform as an independent D&I communications consultant and social activist to work with organizations such as Lesbians Who Tech + Allies, the Human Rights Campaign, Women’s Equality 2020, the Silicon Valley High Tech Alliance, LGBTQ Youth Space, and the Billy DeFrank Center. Storyteller, manga collector, closet cosplayer, and tea critic. Say hi.

 

Ask Me About:

All topics trans and non-binary related, trans rally, hey girl, women's equality, public speaking, storytelling, diversity, inclusion, intersectionality, belonging, allyship, leadership, outreach, community involvement, activism.

 

My Hopes:

For our LGBTQ+ community to be their 100% authentic self.  

Reach Out to Me: 

sera.fernando@svpride.com