Diversity + Inclusion Speakers

These diversity author speakers spark engaging conversations, challenge convention, and bring thoughtful nuance to the many topics in diversity and inclusion today.

Rachel Cargle

Activist, speaker, and author of I Don't Want Your Love and Light

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

National Book Award-winning historian and author of How to Be an Antiracist

Sarah McBride

LGBTQ activist and National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign

Nic Stone

New York Times-bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out

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Moustafa Bayoumi

Journalist and author of How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America

Francisco Cantú

Former US Border Patrol Agent and author of The Line Becomes a River

Ta-Nehisi Coates

#1 New York Times-bestselling author of Between the World and Me and We Were Eight Years in Power

Edwidge Danticat

MacArthur Fellow and acclaimed Haitian writer, author of Brother, I'm Dying and Claire of the Sea Light

Ping Fu

Co-Founder of Geomagic, author of Bend, Not Break, Executive chairman of Gelsight

Yaa Gyasi

Author of Homegoing and Transcendent Kingdom, and recipient of the National Book Foundation's 'Under 35' award

Dr. Michele Harper

Emergency room physician and author of the New York Times-bestselling The Beauty in Breaking

Therese Huston

Cognitive scientist, gender strategist, and dynamic speaker

Ha Jin

National Book Award-winning novelist, international bestseller, and two-time winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Dinaw Mengestu

Named one of The New Yorker '20 Under 40' writers to watch and author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears and How to Read the Air

Travis Mills

Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant and Recalibrated Warrior

Celeste Ng

Author of the New York Times bestseller Everything I Never Told You

Kwame Onwuachi

James Beard Award-winning Chef and author of Notes from a Young Black Chef

Priya Parker

Facilitator, strategic advisor, and author of The Art of Gathering

Eduardo Porter

Economics reporter at The New York Times and author of American Poison

Carla Power

Journalist and author of Pulitzer Prize finalist If the Oceans Were Ink

Eve Rodsky

New York Times-bestselling author of Fair Play

Shaka Senghor

Author of Writing My Wrongs and leading voice on criminal justice reform

Sadia Shepard

Documentary filmmaker and author of The Girl from Foreign

Steve Silberman

Award-winning science writer and New York Times-bestselling author of NeuroTribes

Erika L. Sánchez

National Book Award-nominated author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

David Treuer

Author of The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee and Rez Life

Ocean Vuong

Poet and author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Holly Whitaker

Bestselling author of Quit Like a Woman and Founder of Tempest, Inc.

Isabel Wilkerson

Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the critically acclaimed bestsellers The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste

Jacqueline Woodson

National Book Award and four-time Newbery Honor Winner, and bestselling author of Red at the Bone

Charles Yu

Screenwriter and author of Interior Chinatown