National diversity expert, LGBTQ advocate lawyer to headline Toward One Wisconsin conference

Toward One Wisconsin is proud to present a nationally recognized expert on diversity and a top lawyer in LGBTQ advocacy as our keynote speakers at the state’s premier inclusivity conference.

Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative journalist with The New York Times Magazine focusing on racial injustice. Her extensive reporting on the ways segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy has earned her the National Magazine Award, a Peabody and Polk awards and the 2020 Pulitzer prize for the ground-breaking “1619 Project”, which seeks to place the enslavement of Africans at the center of America’s story, prompting public conversation about the nation’s founding and evolution. For the complete story, click here. She earned her bachelor's degree in history and African-American studies from the University of Notre Dame and her master's in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Hilary Ware is vice president and associate general counsel, litigation and regulatory affairs at Netflix in San Francisco. An openly gay attorney who has navigated to the top of her profession, she is a frequent speaker on diversity issues and work-life balance. She has been recognized as a “Woman Leader in Tech Law” by the Recorder and received the Corporate Counsel Award from Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom. A Wisconsin native, Ware received her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and her juris doctorate and master’s in education degrees from Harvard University.