DEI Program ManagerCompany: American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Role: Session Presenter
2022 Conference Session:
The Power of Reciprocity: How Reciprocal Mentoring Makes for a More Inclusive Organization
Cecilia Majors is the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) program manager at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). In this role, she facilitates the prioritization and implementation of the DEI strategy and framework to drive authentic engagement, integration, and accountability with the AIR workforce. She engages with AIR leadership to align comprehensive DEI processes and policies to support business growth strategy.
In addition, Cecilia directs the efforts of the DEI Council, the eight employee resource groups (ERGs), and the Cultural & Linguistic Competence (CLC) Workgroup. She also measures and evaluates AIR’s DEI strategies, programs, and policies through benchmarking with Diversity Best Practices, DiversityInc, Diversity MBA, and Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks.
Some key accomplishments within Cecilia’s time at AIR include the oversight of the Annual DEI Leaders’ Summit (50+ attendees) to explore DEI vision, measure progress, and establish equity-focused action plans, including Audit, Talk Series, Repository and Review Process. She also developed the DEI Council Policy and Procedures Manual which outlined the best practices, policies, and processes and she oversaw the launch of the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Standards throughout AIR, including pilot trainings, e-learning intro course, and development of tip sheets and assessment tool.