Founding PartnerCompany: Cook Ross, Inc.
Role: Session Presenter Session: Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect is Tearing Us Apart (S2-J)
Howard Ross is a lifelong social justice advocate, and founding partner of Cook Ross, Inc. He is the author of ReInventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose and Performance, and The Washington Post bestseller, Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives. His newest book, Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect is Tearing Us Apart, will be released at The Forum on Workplace Inclusion in April.
Cook Ross programs have focused on the areas of corporate culture change, leadership development, and managing diversity. Cook Ross has worked in academic institutions, professional services corporations, Fortune 500 companies, and retail, health care, media, and governmental institutions in 47 of the United States and over 40 countries worldwide. In addition, Howard has delivered programs at Harvard University Medical School, Stanford University Medical School, Johns Hopkins University, the Wharton School of Business, Duke University, and Washington University Medical School, as well as more than 20 other colleges and universities.
Howard served as the 2007–2008 professor of diversity at Bennett College for Women, the first time a white man had ever served in such a position at an HBCU.