Founder and CEOCompany: InclusionVentures
Role: Session Presenter Session: Design for Worldview (S1-H)
Amy Lazarus is the Founder and CEO InclusionVentures. InclusionVentures creates best-in-class learning experiences to help organizations take an inclusive approach to diversity, inclusion, and leadership. We focus on the workforce, work culture, and work product. Amy is a master facilitator who consults on strategy, unconscious bias, productive workplace culture, employee engagement, Millennial leadership, inclusive interview practices, and implementing theory-to- practice. Select clients include: Deloitte, Hewlett Packard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Salesforce, Twitter, Pandora, Arabella Advisors, the World Economic Forum Global Shapers, Business Executive Education, Stanford’s Design School, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, the Fetzer Institute, and The James Irvine Foundation. Other engagements include: The White House, Clinton Global Initiative University, Social Capital Markets, Dreamforce, TEDxDirigo, and the World Economic Forum in Davos. Born and raised in a diverse community where it was “cool” to try out for the high school’s race relations dialogue group, Amy brings 20 years of experience in the diversity and inclusion field to enable people and organizations to contribute, thrive, and grow. Prior to launching InclusionVentures, Amy served as Executive Director of the International Institute for Sustained Dialogue, increasing earned revenue from 6% to 33% and quadrupling the number of organizations served. She founded PULSE, a neuroscience-based leadership retreat to catalyze inclusive talent and establish an employer-ready pipeline to infuse the same principles into organization culture. Prior to Sustained Dialogue, as part of ICF’s Diversity and Leadership Practice, Lazarus developed and delivered leadership and inclusion strategies and trainings for large organizations.