The Diversity & Inclusion New Leaders Academy


Academy faculty members are experienced business leaders from some of the world's most respected and successful organizations and are selected for their expertise in diversity & inclusion, organizational transformation, and leadership and development.

The academy faculty shares insights and experiences, that participants can apply to their work in real time. 

Learning Coaches

Our pool of learning coaches are business executives who have successfully developed and executed diversity and inclusion strategies in a wide variety of organizations. Over the course of the academy, participants and their learning coach focus on strategy development and execution that can be applied to their current roles.

If you are a current or former chief dIversity officer and are interested in becoming a learning coach, please contact Toni Riccardi at

Kimberly Admire

Kimberly Admire

Vice President, Human Resources
Lockheed Martin (Retired)

Rosie (Colandreo) Allan

Rosie Allan

Senior Associate
Booz Allen Hamilton

Jennifer W. Allyn

Managing Director, Office of Diversity
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Rohini Anand

Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity OfficerSodexo, Inc.
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Jonathan S. Beane

Executive Director, Global Workforce Diversity and Inclusion
Time Warner

Chris Brassell

Chris Brassel

National Director
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Reggie Butler

Reggie Butler

Founder and CEO
Performance Paradigm
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Anthony P. Carter

Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
Johnson & Johnson
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Deborah Dagit

Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
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Shinder Dhillon

Global Director, Talent Management, Diversity & Inclusion
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
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Ana Duarte

Chief Diversity OfficerCitiGroup

Tim Galusha

Tim Galusha

Owner and Principal
TMG Associates
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Amy George

Vice President, Talent, Diversity and Inclusion
Terex Corporation
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Bryan Gingrich

Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Infrastructure/Alignment Manager
Wells Fargo

Gwen Houston

General Manager, Global Diversity and Inclusion

Sheila Johnson

Director Diversity & Inclusion
Gap Inc.
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Lara Jones

Manager,  Diversity & Inclusion

Kathryn Komsa

Kathryn Komsa

Chief Diversity Officer
Marsh and McLennan

David Lange

David Lange

Global Leadership Solutions Practivce Leader
TMC, A Berlitz Company
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Audrey Lee

Vice President
Hyun & Associated
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Lydia Mallett, PhD

Vice President, Director of Talent Development and Centers of Excellence
Tyco International
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Stephanie Quappe

Global Talent Management
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
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Norma Tombari

Director, Global Diversity
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Vicki Walia, PhD

Vice President, Director of Talent Development and Centers of Excellence
AllianceBernstein L.P.
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Eric Watson

Vice President, Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Delhaize America

Academy Leaders

Toni Riccardi

Senior Fellow & Program Director
The Conference Board
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Rebekah Steele

Senior Fellow & Program Director
The Conference Board
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Diversity & Inclusion New Leaders Academy Inquiry

Contact Fana Tekle at
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Diversity & Inclusion New Leaders Academy Upcoming Dates
Small classes. Personal Mentors. Preparing executives to lead change

New York

Academy Cohort B, 2015 September 30 - October 2
& November 16-18

Academy Cohort A, 2016
March, 7-9 & May 11-13
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