Why there’s no such thing as a “DE&I Expert”

At the Ashoka Changemaker Summit, DE&I leaders unpack misconceptions—and how we make real change


What does a truly diverse, equitable, inclusive workplace look like? While conversations around “DE&I” are more common today than just five years ago, plenty of assumptions remain to be challenged. Like the misconception that having a diverse staff automatically translates to an environment where everyone feels belonging. Or the idea that a DE&I leader shoulders the responsibility for changing an entire company culture. How do we move beyond DE&I narratives that attempt to short-circuit the critical — and cumbersome — process of transforming organizations from the inside-out?

At the Ashoka Changemaker Summit, Lorena García Durán, Ashoka’s Global Leader for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, caught up with four DE&I leaders from the corporate, entertainment, and philanthropic sectors. Hear from Yvonne Moore, President at Moore ImpactMiki Woodard, Head of Good Robot at Bad Robot ProductionsVikki Leach, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Zalando SE, and Beric Alleyne, Global Head of DEI at eBay in the full session. 

Full article on Ashoka Medium.