Stacey (she/her) is an East Bay native and UC Berkeley alumni, where she earned a B.A. in Social Science and Women’s Studies. In her ‘day job’ Stacey works as an IT Director in the Financial Services industry and has 20+ years’ experience in IT, HR and Project Management, transforming business objectives into actionable plans, and leading teams to execute those plans. Four years ago, she invented a ‘gay job’ for herself when she founded her company’s first LGBTQ & Allies Business Resource Group – which has grown to over 600 global members. In that role Stacey is most proud of working to earn her firm a perfect 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for the first time, after a decade of participating, and for raising awareness and visibility of global LGBTQ workplace issues within her firm. For 2018 she’s excited to be organizing colleagues in 6 countries to host LGBTQ Pride month celebrations in 15+ global locations for the first time.
Stacey and her wife of 28 years are raising 16-year-old twins, one of whom identifies as trans and non-binary. Supporting her child through their transition and journey has afforded Stacey the opportunity to get to know and begin to understand the needs and challenges of the trans members of our LGBTQ community. Stacey is deeply committed to advocating for and supporting trans rights, and is very interested in building community with other parents and caregivers of trans youth.