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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Lisa Kepinski

Lisa Kepinski


Lisa brings over 20 years’ experience working in diverse, global environments as a senior Global Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) executive with AXA, Microsoft, & Hewlett-Packard setting strategic direction internationally. In 2013, she founded the Inclusion Institute focused on applying behavioral science & organizational change for increasing inclusion, equity, diversity, & belonging. Lisa has co-authored the Inclusion Nudges Guidebook and co-founded the non-profit Inclusion Nudges Global Initiative, with Tinna C. Nielsen. For this innovative work, Lisa & Tinna were named to The Economist & The Telegraph’s Global Diversity List as “Top 10 Diversity Consultants” in 2015, 2016, & 2017. Additionally, Lisa gave a TEDx Talk on the need to design for inclusive behavioral change. Lisa co-authored, with Veronika Hucke, a global study on improving the effectiveness of women networks, and also co-authored a research report on Inclusion & Diversity actions that have impact published by Newsweek. A webcast that they gave on their research findings was voted as “The Best Webcast for 2018” in a series by The Forum for Workplace Inclusion. Their current research looks at increasing equity and belonging in remote work teams. Lisa founded a large network of diversity & inclusion change makers based in Europe, has been a faculty member of The Conference Board’s D&I Academy, is an expert panelist for the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks, has served on the advisory boards of Catalyst Europe and WIN, and is a current D&I advisory board member for Barilla. Lisa has lived in 5 countries and travelled extensively in her global roles.  She was born and educated in the US, with degrees in Social Psychology and Socio-Linguistics. Lisa has worked in Europe for 20 years, has two adult daughters, and she lives in Germany with her husband.