The Partnership’s Executive Council

Representing some of the most recognizable companies and organizations nationally, the Executive Council is comprised of Human Resources, Talent Management, and Diversity & Inclusion leaders responsible for the design and implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies within their respective organizations. The Executive Council is a forum for practitioners to share best practices and lessons learned, evaluate products and vendors, and stay abreast of thought-leadership within the field.


Members of the Executive Council meet remotely for hands-on, peer-exchanged, and facilitated problem-solving sessions, held on alternating Fridays from 2-3 PM eastern time. Case studies and discussion topics are determined by the priorities of Executive Council members, and have focused on themes such as:

  • Supplier & Vendor Diversity
  • Developing A Strategic Narrative
  • Diverse Talent Acquisition
  • Inclusive Management Toolkits
  • Community and Association Partnerships
  • DEI in a global context


Our Executive Council connects members with one another, as well as providing ongoing access to vital and constantly evolving offerings including:

  • Full membership email listserv, Slack channel, and directory
  • Practitioner Library (recommendations for vendors/speakers/coaching/resources)
  • Two annual in-person receptions
  • Supported collection of benchmarking data around compensation, dept structure, etc.
  • Mechanisms for highlighting open positions and top talent
  • Guidance around organizational responses to national/world events
  • Priority slots for Partnership programs and events


The Partnership administers the Executive Council and facilitates the meetings. Membership is annual and follows the calendar year

Membership Fee: $5,000

If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to

“The Partnership has significantly reduced my feelings of isolation in this DEIB space during such a tumultuous time, connecting me to leaders and talented professionals who have walked the walk for a longer period of time and can help see through this mucky water we are in!”

Leah Ben-Ami
Director of Learning, Development, & DEI, CarGurus

“My colleagues in the DEI arena speak a very distinct, unifying language. Iron sharpens iron, and this Council is contributing to my toolbox as I grow and evolve at EBSCO.”

Nikki Pardo
Chief Diversity Officer, EBSCO Information Services

“Council membership has been the perfect complement to a recent career change; this is an incredible network of talented professionals that come together and create a comfortable space providing consistent support, resources,
and inspiration.”

Lisa Smith-McQueenie
Director of DEI, WBUR

“Even as someone who has been in this field for a LONG time, the new learning from this group has been priceless. It is a greatly appreciated resource, both professionally and personally.”

Tracey West
Executive Director, Boston Lawyers Group