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Liya James

Liya is a design leader and inclusion advocate. As co-founder and principal at Totally Human, Liya and a diverse team of world-class designers help companies create products that resonate with a wide variety of audiences and cultures.

Many companies approach DEI as a cultural opportunity and fail to tap into the business potential. Liya helps organizations build products with an inclusive mindset to unlock new market and innovation opportunities.

Her approach to design is informed by having spent nearly two decades working alongside daring leaders bringing digital transformation to some of the world’s biggest brands. Her work with startups and social enterprises has resulted in collective exits totaling several billion dollars.

Liya lives in Austin, Texas, and does her best to keep up with a wise little kid, a hairy poet, and a chubby pug.