Advancing the Value of Ethnography

Equity-Centered Leadership


Learn core pillars of equity-centered leadership and practices you can adopt now in your team or organization.

Equity-Centered Leadership focuses on ensuring that all employees can succeed in a workplace, regardless of their background or circumstances. Equity-Centered Leaders are committed to dismantling systems of oppression and creating a more just and equitable world. This session explores the pillars of Equity-Centered Leadership and ways to start adopt these practices—whether you’re currently leading a team or organization, aspiring to leadership, or simply interested in equity.


Shakima Jackson-Martinez is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advocate who specializes in foundational DE&I practices, inclusive talent acquisition, and building organizational empathy through internal research. She is currently the Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at AnswerLab, a full-service UX Research firm, where she leads the DE&I and talent acquisition functions. Shakima has over 15 years of corporate experience in Human Resources, Project Management, Strategy, and Operations. She is extremely passionate about using research to foster a deeper understanding of company culture and organizational needs while also creating spaces where people feel a true sense of belonging. Shakima is a member of the EPIC Board and Chair of the EPIC Equity Council.

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