D3: It Starts at Home: Bringing Organizational Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to Life

Area of Focus: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Content Level: Doer

Social Current supports organizations nationwide in embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in their culture and operations. To walk the walk and not just talk the talk, Social Current has made its own commitment, beginning its EDI journey when it was formed in 2021.

This session will offer insight into the work that must be done across an organization at all levels – staff and governance – to truly embrace and build operations, governance, and organizational culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and antiracism. While the focus of each may take a different approach, to truly integrate and sustain an EDI culture requires ongoing involvement and investment of both staff and board members. One of Social Current’s staff leads and the chair of the board’s EDI committee will share their experience, including specific strategies and steps to take to move an organization forward on their journey. Candid reflection around barriers will help others to understand and prepare for the inevitable challenges that will be encountered along the way.

Learning Objectives

  • The important role of both staff and board to advance EDI within an organization
  • Approaches to advance EDI at an organization at the staff and governance levels
  • Steps that can be taken and barriers that may be encountered when working to advance EDI within an organization


Jody Levison-Johnson
President and CEO
Social Current


Turaia Ahsan
Accreditation Coordinator
Social Current

Alexandra L. Cawthorne Gaines
Executive Director for Global Public Policy
JPMorgan Chase & Co
EDI Committee Chair
Social Current Board of Directors

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