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Akila Cadet

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Dr. Akilah Cadet is the Founder and CEO of Change Cadet, a change management and organizational development consulting firm that offers a broad array of services including executive coaching, strategic planning, problem solving, and facilitation in support of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace.

Dr. Akilah Cadet is the Founder and CEO of Change Cadet, a change management and organizational development consulting firm that offers a broad array of services including executive coaching, strategic planning, problem solving, and facilitation in support of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace. Dr. Cadet has 15+ years in management and building successful projects, teams, and leaders in the public and private sectors. She is a 2021 Forbes Next 1000 Honoree, lululemon Ambassador, and honored as one of Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Influencers. Forbes and the Wall Street Journal Diversity and Business Newsletter have featured her work. She has spent an extensive part of her career designing training, coaching executives, and informing systematic change to improve the workforce experience for large organizations. She lives in Oakland, CA, literally has all the degrees, celebrates her disability, has an incredible shoe game, and is a proud Beyoncé advocate.

Topics

  • Understanding privilege and foundational concepts related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and anti-racism
  • How to become an accomplice (and understanding the difference between being an ally and an accomplice)
  • Managing with inclusion
  • Understanding privilege as a leader and building an inclusive, anti-racist organization
  • Striving for harmony, not balance, at work
  • Reconnecting to joy for BIPOC
  • Empowering women of color in the workplace
  • Empowering inclusive leaders
  • Becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable
  • Organizational development & change management
  • Disability & invisible/chronic illness awareness and advocacy
  • Dismantling white supremacy

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