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Welcome to Strive's Conversations on DE&I

Strive's Conversations on DE&I are intimate, authentic, and honest conversations curated by Strive and hosted by DE&I experts about how we can support people of color and be strong allies.

Conversations on DE&I

As a diverse organization that's been largely committed to empowering underrepresented groups in the workplace, these last few months we've mourned with balled fists and broken hearts as police brutality and racial hostility have dominated our streets, our airwaves, and our feeds. We're hosting a series of conversations on DE&I for business leaders to discuss these important challenges, their organizational impact, and tools to navigate.

Stay tuned!

More DE&I Conversations sessions may be added soon.

Previous Sessions

We've had many phenomenal leaders join us for conversations on a variety of topics within DE&I.

w/Troy Cosey
Managing Diverse Employees: How Managers Can Show Up As Allies
w/Troy Cosey
General Manager
w/Dr. Christina Villarreal
Gender and Race in the Workplace: How Intersectionality Informs the Employee Experience
w/Dr. Christina Villarreal
Coach, Leadership Trainer, Behavioral Health Educator
w/Corey Twitty
What can recruiters take from this moment? Building DE&I into your Recruiting Portfolio
w/Corey Twitty
Head of University Recruiting
and Programs
Aleah Warren
How to Support Black Employees & Use your Organization's Footprint to Fight Systemic Racism
w/Aleah Warren
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Manager
w/Kate Kastenbaum
Building Bridges While Managing Power Dynamics: How to Build Trust With & Create Safety for Employees
w/Kate Kastenbaum
VP, People Operations
w/Dyan Ferraris
From Allies to Accomplices
w/Dyan Ferraris
Global Strategy & Planning Manager, Diversity & Inclusion
w/Brooks E. Scott
Critical Conversations in the Country's Current Landscape
w/Brooks E. Scott
Founder, Owner, and Executive Coach
w/Rosanna Durruthy
Leading in the Current DE&I Landscape
w/Rosanna Durruthy
Vice President, Global Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
w/Kate Shaw
Building DE&I into Learning and Development
w/Kate Shaw
Director of Learning
w/Angela Ju
Allyship as a Non-Black POC
w/Angela Ju
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Business Partner
w/Damion Wright
Developing and Mobilizing Support for ERGs
w/Damion Wright
Senior Sales Leader - US Sales, Early Career and Diversity Programs
w/Jacob Little
L&D and DE&I: Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences That Don’t Just Check a Box
w/Jacob Little
Director of People Experience & Diversity and Inclusion
w/Davina Mazaroli
DE&I and Systemic Change: Moving Past Common Approaches to Create Meaningful Shifts
w/Davina Mazaroli
Head of People
Sidewalk Labs
w/Diya Khanna
Global DE&I Practices: Building Successful DE&I Strategy With a Global Perspective
w/Diya Khanna
Global Diversity Equity Inclusion Manager
w/Victor Scotti Jr.
Integrating Equity into the Employee Experience: Exploring ERGs and Other DE&I Strategies as Essential to Business
w/Victor Scotti Jr.
Business HR Program Manager
Angela Ju
Dismantling Asian American Stereotypes and Building Solidarity Across Communities
w/Angela Ju
DE&I Business Partner
Lulu Cheng
What Does Meaningful AAPI Allyship Look Like?
w/Lulu Cheng
Product Leader, Coach, & Facilitator
Lulu Cheng Coaching
Ivy Teng Lei
Challenging the Asian American "Monolith": Authentic AAPI Representation in Social Impact Spaces
w/Ivy Teng Lei
Head of Growth

How It Works

Twice a week, Strive will organize conversations with Sr. Leaders & Subject Area Experts discussing race, equity, and social justice. These conversations will be intimate, authentic, and honest (off the record), a place to explore emotions, experiences, and actions that will support POCs and strengthen allyship.

Weekly sessions conducted via live Zoom video conference

Small, intimate groups of 5-10 community members

Each session will feature a new leader and explore a new topic

What to Expect


Learn key insights from industry leaders and Subject Area Experts


Collaborate and problem solve with a group of peers


Build community and connection in an intimate setting

Know Someone Great?

Great people know great people! This community is only as strong as the leaders who make it up.

Know another leader who you think might be a fit? Let us know!

About Strive

Strive helps companies build high performing, engaged, retained, inclusive teams with personalized and practical management training and leadership development.


Strive was founded in 2017 by a founding team from Google, YouTube, Minerva, LinkedIn and Amazon and has trained leaders at large companies (Pinterest, Intuit, Slack), unicorns (Chime, TripActions, Guild) and high growth startups alike.

Learn More About Strive