Top 10 Trending Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training Experts

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are the keys to making all individuals feel accepted and appreciated for their efforts. According to DEI Extension, diversity refers to the presence of differences, equity refers to promoting the justice and fairness within procedures, and inclusion refers to the outcome of ensuring that those who are diverse actually feel welcomed. When workplaces, and other societal structures, commit to making these principals a priority, organizations are able to operate with more certainty that they are working towards the greater good for all. Whether regarding race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socio-economic status, (dis)ability, age, or otherwise, these DEI experts are leaders in the common goal of providing a sense of belonging for all.

Netta Jenkins

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Expert

Netta Jenkins is a leading voice in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion field whose soaring audience engagement was doubtless a key factor in Forbes naming her as one of the top 7 Anti-Racism Consultants in the world. An acclaimed author with a deep background in communications, leadership, and behavioral psychology, Netta has been advising corporations and audiences of all kinds for more than 15 years on the most effective strategies to address systemic racism, its traumatic impact, and the path to social justice. She is the VP of Global Inclusion for leading tech company Unqork and an advisory board member for Betterment. Additionally, she is a thought leader on Linkedin and her website, a co-founder of Dipper, a data technology platform where professionals of color find a digital safe-place where they can share experiences and find advice, and founder of Holistic Inclusion Consulting LLC, which offers diversity and anti-racism sessions to companies seeking change.

Dorianne St Fleur

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategist, Training Facilitator & Racial Equity Coach

Dorianne St Fleur is the CEO of Dorianne St Fleur Consulting, a research-backed and data-driven DEI consultancy at the forefront of helping organizations move beyond the status quo of check-the-box diversity & inclusion activities, and into a new frontier of building anti-racist workplaces.

Aiko Bethea

Founder of RARE Coaching & Consulting, Anti-Racism & DEI Educator and Consultant

Aiko Bethea is the principal and founder of RARE Coaching & Consulting. She is an ICF certified executive coach and a graduate of the esteemed Hudson Institute of Coaching. Bethea is also a graduate of Smith College and UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law. Her highly successful career reflects executive and leadership positions across sectors, including philanthropy, corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors.

Kim Crowder

Anti-Racism Educator, Expert in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Kim Crowder has been featured by Forbes twice, where she was named an Anti-Racism Educator Your Company Needs Now. She is an expert at communicating and connecting in powerful and engaging ways. Her deep knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism (DEIA) is informed by years of executive-level DEIA practice and consulting in advocacy and implementation. Her compelling content, presentations, and consulting approach are powered by more than 16 years of work in marketing, journalism, communications, and DEIA for Fortune 500 and other large corporations. Crowder’s mission is to provide transformative, customized solutions, cultivate equitable workplaces, and harness the power of diverse input to foster innovation, inclusion, and forward-thinking within organizations and industries overall.

Israel Greene

Leadership Trainer, Emerging Leader Coach, DEI Specialist

Israel Greene is a certified speaker, leadership trainer, and coach focusing on emerging leaders. Greene helps business leaders who are struggling to create the productive, thriving company culture needed for success. Greene will identify and strengthen underlying weaknesses within organizations, so they can start feeling the positive, productive, results of an engaged company culture.

Jennifer R. Cohen

Scientist Turned DEI Entrepreneur

Dr. Cohen is a native San Franciscan with a unique science background that includes graduating from City College of San Francisco, Howard University and Johns Hopkins, School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen is passionate about and has a deep understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues and has successfully directed pipeline programs for underrepresented minorities for more than ten years. Having first-hand experience as a woman of color inside the STEM education pipeline and drawing on her science research background, she brings a highly analytic, data-driven and perceptive approach to solving problems. Dr. Cohen has devoted her career to creating equitable and inclusive communities for diverse students and professionals to feel welcomed, respected, and supported to achieve their full potential.

Brandon P. Fleming

Founder & CEO of Harvard Diversity Project, Assistant Debate Coach at Harvard University

Brandon P. Fleming’s story of struggle, success, and service has inspired hundreds of thousands around the world. An at-risk youth and college dropout turned award-winning educator, Fleming is Assistant Debate Coach at Harvard University and Founder/CEO of the Harvard Diversity Project. Fleming was recruited to join the Harvard debate faculty at the age of 26. Harvard later approved Fleming’s proposal to establish a new department within the university system called the Harvard Diversity Project – an unprecedented pipeline program that the Harvard Debate Council would adopt as its subsidiary. Fleming now leads an executive staff and board that has raised nearly half a million dollars to enroll over 75 students of color into Harvard’s international summer residency on full scholarships. 

Candice Morgan

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Partner at Google Ventures

Candice Morgan is the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Partner at Google Ventures and former Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Pinterest. While at Pinterest, Morgan created strategies and programs to support the hiring and development of diverse talent, while creating policies that helped support inclusive structure within the company. Morgan guides business executives to build inclusive talent strategies, from employee recruitment and retention to product customization. She spent a decade honing her expertise in diversity strategy and practice with leading global organizations across a range of industries — including technology, professional and financial services, healthcare, oil and gas and consumer goods.

Kira Banks

Psychologist, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant

Dr. Kira Banks has been working to support individuals and groups to understand themselves, others, and systems of oppression for over 20 years. Her teaching, research, and community involvement is rooted in the values of Black Psychology, which uplifts the interconnectedness and resilience of people and rejects an individual and deficit approach. She served as a racial equity consultant for the Ferguson Commission and continued as the Racial Equity Catalyst for Forward Through Ferguson. Additionally, she has a YouTube channel where she translates psychological concepts in an accessible way and is the co-principal of The Mouse and The Elephant, which develops customized curriculums to meet companies’ long-term needs.

Jeannine Carter

Chief Innovator & Advisor, Delivering Happiness; Former Head of Diversity Engagement, Facebook

Jeannine Carter’s inspirational style delivers a rare blend of impactful stories and lessons learned with actionable strategies for race, diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging [DEIB] related efforts. She is an internationally recognized leader, consultant, facilitator, and speaker in diversity, inclusion, racial reconciliation/healing, and cultural and systemic change. Her mission is to provide clients with proven and new strategies to transform race and DEIB related endeavors to ensure that all work environments are inclusive.

These experts are eager to help educate, inspire, and advise companies on the best way to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion for the most impactful change. Feel free to browse other DEI experts to see who will be the best fit for your group.

Lucy Marr: Lucy is a freelance writer for AAE. A self-proclaimed pop culture addict, Lucy loves keeping up with current events, the entertainment industry and finding exciting new talent to feature in her articles. In her free time, she loves traveling, going to the movies, trying out new recipes, and doing improv comedy.
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