Ayori Selassie

Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia

Ayori is the author the forthcoming book The Selfpreneur’s Field Guide, and creator of the Life Model Canvas which is a personal development framework for 10x living. She is a passionate speaker and advocate for using technology to address social problems such as poverty, illness and intolerance. She serves as an advisor to Startups & Enterprise tech companies on engaging the power diversity of thought, research & experiences by leveraging her huge network of influential women and underrepresented ethnic groups on the convergence of culture, technology and startups. She is a self taught software developer since age 11 and first founder at age 16 and has worked in the Silicon Valley tech sector for over 16 years.

Ayori spent the last 8 years working at Salesforce as a top performer in Sales, Product Management and Information Technology. She's lead several initiatives at Salesforce to support women and underrepresented groups of color including serving as President of Boldforce, (an employee resource group she founded) where she leads a charter to drive business results through diversity, inclusion & philanthropy by mentoring to retain and recruit employees of African and African American descent. Prior to Salesforce Ayori held engineering roles at ABB Inc and Schneider Electric.