Founder and CEO, UnapologeTECH
Kalina Bryant is the Founder and CEO of UnapologeTECH, a professional training, and coaching firm dedicated to bettering corporations' customer growth engine, building up diverse talent, and creating inclusive communities at scale. A 2022 Forbes 30 under 30 Honoree, community curator, and public speaker, Kalina has helped companies like Adobe (Formerly Marketo), Anaplan, Talkdesk, and Signifyd generate millions of dollars in revenue through marketing and customer experience strategies.
Well-known as an innovative marketing and customer experience leader in Silicon Valley, she has been featured in publications like Forbes, Afro Tech, and Urban Magazine for her innovative approach to finding success in Silicon Valley. Tapped by high-growth Enterprise SaaS Technology companies to curate programs that illuminate the voices of the company's most strategic and valuable customers, Kalina uses a relationship-driven playbook to design engagement models for senior leadership and customer-facing teams to utilize. With a goal to build genuine executive-level partnerships, gain valuable feedback, content, and product insights, and generate customer success stories and long-term, external-facing advocates, Kalina focuses on building communities that turn members into partners, with a focus on driving growth and awareness.
Kalina is passionate about driving diversity, inclusion, and equity in corporations and advocating for underrepresented groups. In parallel with developing DEI strategies and employee resource groups for corporations, she runs an online community, UnapologeTECH Circle, designed to educate and uplift women of color in the technology arena. She also hosts the UnapologeTECH podcast that amplifies and teaches women of color how to find success in business and educates listeners on how to be allies, ranking as a top 15 podcast worldwide for women in tech.