Savannah Barker

Head of People

Savannah is a data-driven people operations leader, DEI advocate and SHRM certified professional (SHRM-CP) with years of experience helping fast-growing organizations scale through the power of their people. She is currently the Head of People at Untapped, the all-in-one recruiting platform that helps startups to Fortune 500 companies source and connect with underrepresented talent, identify biases in the hiring process, and measure the ROI of diversity recruiting initiatives. She sits on the executive leadership team and oversees the people operations and talent acquisition functions spanning the entire employee life cycle, including: sourcing and recruitment, employee engagement, total compensation, learning and development, and Untapped’s diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) initiatives. Previously Savannah served as the Vice President of Leadership Development at Notley, a social impact investment firm, where she worked across multiple initiatives in both a program management and people operations capacity. She was recognized as a DivInc Champions of Change Rising Star nominee in 2021 for her work in relaunching and rebranding Beam Founders (formerly [email protected]), an organization dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs looking to scale their companies. Savannah also led Diversity & Inclusion efforts at Capital Factory, the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas, and served on the Board of Directors of the Young Women's Alliance, an nonprofit dedicated to empowering women leaders, and GoodPolitics, an Austin organization focused on civic engagement. Savannah is currently based in San Diego, CA.


Savannah Barker’s Session(s)

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Pacific —

How to Signal a Commitment to DEIB through Your Candidate Experience

By 2026, Gen Z will be the largest generation, the most diverse talent pool, and the future of many companies. According to our latest research, 82% of early talent job seekers said a company’s DEI workplace track record is important and 2/3 would not accept a “dream” opportunity with a company that has a poor DEI reputation, but how do you signal your company's commitment to DEIB in your recruiting process? Join us to gain practical insights for creating an inclusive hiring process that highlights your organization's values and commitments so you can effectively attract the next generation of talent. 

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