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.

Cathy Park Hong

Award-winning poet and New York Times-bestselling author of Minor Feelings

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

National Book Award-winning historian and New York Times-bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist

Sarah McBride

Delaware State Senator, LGBTQ activist, and National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign

Isabel Wilkerson

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

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Moustafa Bayoumi

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

Dr. Joshua Bennett

Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College and acclaimed poet

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 The Water Dancer

Dr. Matthew Delmont

Expert on African-American history and author of Black Quotidian and Half American

Evette Dionne

Author of the National Book Award longlisted title: Lifting as We Climb

June Eric-Udorie

Feminist activist, Editor of Can We All Be Feminists? and DEI Programme Manager for Flexa

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

Kristin Henning

Professor of Law at Georgetown University and author of The Rage of Innocence

Eric Holder

Former U.S. attorney general and esteemed civil rights leader

Therese Huston

Author of Let’s Talk: Make Effective Feedback Your Superpower

Ha Jin

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

Emily Ladau

Disability rights activist, writer, and speaker

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 and Little Fires Everywhere

Kwame Onwuachi

James Beard award-winning chef, Top Chef contestant and judge, and author of Notes from a Young Black Chef

Priya Parker

Facilitator, strategic advisor, and acclaimed 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 and creative leadership expert

Shaka Senghor

Author of Letters to the Sons of Society and 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

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.

Jacqueline Woodson

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

Nicola Yoon

#1 New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist

Alora Young

Spoken word poet and author of Walking Gentry Home

Charles Yu

National Book Award-winning author of Interior Chinatown