Wednesday, February 23
Diversity and Inclusion Strategist
Derrick Gay, Ed.D., is an internationally recognized consultant to schools, businesses and nonprofit and arts organizations on issues of strategic inclusion and equity. Over the past 24 years, he has partnered with more than 500 organizations to deepen their diversity and inclusion capacity; attract, hire, and retain the best talent; and maximize business and education goals. In addition to his direct work in the preschool-grade 12 world, Gay has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post and NPR and has produced two TEDx talks. He taught in several independent schools before launching his consultancy. In his keynote, Gay will reframe conventional definitions of diversity to include individuals from all backgrounds while also increasing awareness and deepening empathy to foster inclusive independent school learning communities.