CEOCompany: Frost Included
Role: Session Presenter
2020 Conference Session:
Global Citizenship: Global Responsibility, Local Reality
Stephen Frost is a globally recognized diversity, inclusion and leadership expert, and founded FrostIncluded in 2012. He works with clients to embed inclusive leadership in their decision-making. Stephen worked in-house at KPMG as head of Diversity and Inclusion in 2014–2015. From 2007 to 2012, Stephen designed, led and implemented the inclusion programs for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games as head of Diversity and Inclusion for the London Organizing Committee (LOCOG). Responsibilities included prioritizing diversity across a 200,000-person workforce, a $2 billion procurement spend, and 57 delivery functions, to inclusivity in an 11-million-ticket program and accessibility at 134 venues.
From 2004 to 2007, Stephen established and led the workplace team at Stonewall—growing the Diversity Champions program to the largest of its kind in the world with more than 600 members, launching the UK’s first LGBT recruitment guide, establishing the Stonewall Leadership Programme and developing the Workplace Equality Index, which has become a standard across most leading employers. Stephen started his career in advertising, where he worked on disability and age-awareness campaigns.
Stephen was a Hertford College Scholar at Oxford and a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard. He was elected recipient of the 2010 Peter Robertson Award for Equality and Diversity Champions, named a 2011 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and recently voted as one of the top 100 influential LGBT people in the UK.
He teaches inclusive leadership at Harvard Business School, Singapore Management University and Sciences Po in France, and serves as an advisor to the British government and KPMG’s Diversity and Inclusion Programme. Stephen is author of “The Inclusion Imperative: How Real Inclusion Creates Better Business and Builds Better Societies” (Kogan Page, 2014), “Inclusive Talent Management: How Business Can Thrive in an Age of Diversity” (Kogan Page, 2016), and “Building an Inclusive Organization: Leveraging the Power of Your Diverse Workforce” (Kogan Page, February 2019).