Karina Bell

2020 Speaker
Karina Cabrera Bell

KARINA CABRERA BELL is co-founder of OpenAccess, a talent strategy firm working with companies to close the gender equity gap in the workplace. The firm places executive women in leadership roles and shapes workplace cultures where women can thrive. Prior to OpenAccess, she spent more than a decade working at the highest levels of government. At the Obama White House, Bell led the congressional affairs and recruitment efforts within the Presidential personnel office. She created strategies to recruit world-class talent to join President Obama’s political team across all agencies, contributing to the most diverse federal workforce in history. ‍ Previously, she worked as a special advisor to U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand where she advocated on behalf of women and families. ‍ Bell is the podcast host of the Reach Mama Network, which tells the stories of executive moms of color in the workplace. She serves on the community advisory panel for KQED. @karinacbell

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