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.

Edwidge Danticat

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

Jerry McGill

Writer, artist, activist and inspirational speaker

Steve Silberman

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

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Moustafa Bayoumi

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

Reginald Dwayne Betts

Author of A Question of Freedom, PEN New England Award winner, and national spokesperson for the Campaign for Youth Justice

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

Ping Fu

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

Masha Gessen

Russian and U.S. journalist, activist, and author of the National Book Award-winning The Future is History

Yaa Gyasi

Debut novelist of Homegoing and recipient of the National Book Foundation's 'Under 35' award

Ha Jin

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

Imbolo Mbue

Author of the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning debut novel, Behold the Dreamers

Sarah McBride

LGBTQ activist and National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign

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

Carla Power

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

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

Bryan Stevenson

Attorney, human rights activist, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and author of Just Mercy

Erika L. Sánchez

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

Isabel Wilkerson

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

Jacqueline Woodson

National Book Award and four-time Newbery Honor Winner, and bestselling author of Brown Girl Dreaming