Current role: Workshop Host
Amy Lazarus is the Founder and CEO InclusionVentures. InclusionVentures helps organizations bring out the best in their people so that, together, they can bring their world-changing ideas to life. Amy is a master facilitator who consults on strategy, unconscious bias, productive workplace culture, employee engagement, and helping companies make their products and research processes more inclusive. In addition to numerous household-name global companies, speaking engagements include adidas, The Obama White House, Clinton Global Initiative University, the World Economic Forum in Davos, and TEDx.
Born and raised in a diverse community where it was “cool” to try out for the high school’s race relations dialogue group, Amy holds a bachelor’s from Duke University and a Masters in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz School. Amy is cited in Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Washington Post, Barrett Seaman’s Binge: What Your College Student Won’t Tell You, Robert Thompson’s Beyond Reason and Tolerance: The Promise and Practice of Higher Education, and Adam Smiley Poswolsky’s The Breakthrough Speaker, and wrote a chapter in Dialogue Theories Volume II. Recipient of numerous awards for diversity and social justice, Amy is World Economic Forum Global Shaper, TEDx speaker, and serves on the boards of Coro National and the Harwood Institute of Public Innovators. Amy lives in Oakland, California; practices tai chi; and has sung backup for Aretha Franklin