Wendy Amengual Wark

Partner

Company: Inclusion Strategy Solutions
Role: Session Presenter

2021 Conference Session: Healthcare Practitioners: Identifying the Nexus between DEI Challenges and Opportunities (S3-F)

Wendy Amengual Wark is a partner at Inclusion Strategy Solutions LLC, an MWBE certified consulting firm that helps leaders at corporations, academic institutions, governmental agencies, and nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and internationally to advance their organization’s missions through a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Inclusion Strategy Solutions LLC helps organizations to succeed with:
• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assessments and Strategic Planning
• Customized Training: Unconscious Bias, Train-the-Trainer, Anti-Racism, Inclusive Interviewing
• EEO Compliance / Sexual Harassment Prevention: policy and protocol development, training, investigations, mediation, conflict resolution, council and advise sessions
• Leadership / Professional Development: Inclusive Leadership training, DEI Coaching and support
• Mentoring Programs: training, structure, support
• Employee Resource Groups / Diversity Equity and Inclusion Councils: training, structure, support

Wendy has been a thought leader in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the public, private, nonprofit, and academic sectors for more than 20 years. She is in demand as a speaker and presenter and is the author of the blog “The Evolution of Inclusion.”

As a native New Yorker and white-presenting, multiracial descendant of Puerto Rico and Ireland, Wendy has long considered herself a spy in the house of racism. Her experiences have inspired her to dedicate her life to advancing the value of all people.

Wendy has studied at Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (master’s thesis “Puerto Rican Foreigners in East Harlem: The Struggle for Civil Rights in 1926”); the City College of New York, City University of New York; and the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, achieving several high academic honors including a Ford Foundation Fellowship and Phi Beta Kappa membership.

Key Accomplishments:
• NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School: Lecturer (Sexual Harassment Prevention, EEO, HR, Public Administration, The Americans with Disabilities Act)
• New York City Commission on the Status of Women: Executive Director
• The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Technical Assistance Seminars, Panelist – The ADA, Sexual Harassment Prevention
• United State of Women Summit: Nominated ChangeMaker
• New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services: Consultant
• MTA Metro-North Railroad: EEO Officer / Director Employee Relations
• FedEx Freight, Inc.: Diversity Manager – Created and facilitated Executive Strategic Planning Sessions
• NYC Department of Transportation: EEO Officer – Developed sexual harassment / discrimination prevention training program for 8,700 employees

Current / Past Board and Committee Memberships:
• PowHer New York (Pay Equity Non-Profit Consortium), Inaugural First Vice President
• The Tri-State Diversity Council, Board Member
• UN Women’s Training Roster for Gender Equality, Member
• SHRM’s Diversity and Inclusion Standards Taskforce, Voting Member
• Women’s Transportation Seminar – Greater New York Chapter, Diversity Committee, Co-Chair
• Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, Co-President

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