Elizabeth N. Laine

Vice President of Learning and Client Services

Company: Lead Inclusively, Inc.
Role: Session Presenter

Elizabeth N. Laine is an award-winning diversity and inclusion practitioner and thought leader with experience in addressing the process, people, and profit aspects of operationalizing DE&I in corporations, especially in tech.

She is passionate about making inclusive behaviors practical and strategically driving the business benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Elizabeth has spoken at conferences including the West Regional Diversity & Inclusion Conference, and led board offsites for diversity organizations including Lean In.

At Lead Inclusively, Inc., Elizabeth is vice president of Learning and Client Services. She collaborates with Fortune 500 organizations to develop and deliver enterprise-wide diversity and inclusion assessments, process optimization, metrics, workshops and trainings at companies including The Adecco Group, Pfizer, FedEx, Johnson & Johnson, Walt Disney Television, and more. She has managed and developed best-in-class inclusion eLearning, assessments, and patented machine-learning enabled technology used by the largest organizations to drive culture, diversity, equity and inclusion at scale.

Formerly, Elizabeth was head of Learning and Development at Athena San Diego, the most significant organization serving executive women in science and technology in the Southern California area. At Athena, Elizabeth reported to the executive director and board of directors on organizational initiatives. She consulted with top executives at partner organizations to collaboratively assess needs, develop change management and communications, and coordinate production of leadership and skills programming for diverse employees at more than 50 companies, including numerous Fortune 100 organizations.

Elizabeth has developed trainings that have been translated into 14 languages. A first-generation American, she is a 2019 recipient of the National Latino Leadership Award from the National Diversity Council. She was a 2018 finalist for San Diego Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 and was a 2017 San Diego Woman of the Year finalist.


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