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July 2022

Demetris Cheatham

Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Demetris Cheatham is the Senior Director for Diversity and Inclusion Strategy at GitHub where she lead the strategy across four pillars: People/HR, Platform, Philanthropy and Policy. Beyond strategy development and execution, she spends her time working with external partners to advance diversity and inclusion within the open source ecosystem. In 2021, she launched All In, an open source community whose mission is to advance DEI in open source through access, community, equity and data.

Prior to joining GitHub, Demetris led Global Diversity and Inclusion at Red Hat where she was responsible for implementing the diversity and inclusion strategy for the company and its 15K+ employees located around the world. Demetris lives in Raleigh, North Carolina and is a lecturer at North Carolina State University where she teaches Introduction to Entrepreneurship. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee at Ravenscroft School and Chair of the DEI Committee.