Learning & Development

SUMMIT Keynote


Leveraging Inclusivity to Reinvent Our Lives, Our Careers, and Our Organizations

Denise Pirrotti Hummel, Founder & CEO, Lead Inclusively, Inc. 

Tuesday, November 19 | 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Inclusive leadership provides the tools to stay ahead of changing economic, political and technological projections.  Embracing inclusivity will help catalyze a larger culture transformation that empowers people to harness the best version of themselves.  The result is engaged employees, invested in their organizations, dedicated to the organizational mission and driving business goals. Ultimately, scaling inclusion behaviors is crucial to becoming or remaining an employer of choice. Learn from global thought leader Denise Hummel as she shares how to keep personal mission at the core of professional evolution and how inclusive leadership is the fuel for the energy of organizational growth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand inclusive leadership behavior that creates organizational success
  • Review how to integrate diverse entrepreneurial and innovative thinkers into your organization
  • Learn how to use inclusivity as a lever to build your future in H.R.
  • Explore how to utilize technology for behavior change and culture transformation

About Denise

Denise Pirrotti Hummel is the Founder & CEO of Lead Inclusively, Inc., a consulting firm that supports H.R. to leverage Diversity & Inclusion as a lever for business performance. An attorney by training, she won the first class-action under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a landmark case that launched her career in Diversity & Inclusion. Due to her life-long curiosity about the differences between people, Denise exited the practice of law and built a cross-cultural firm, Universal Consensus, which was ultimately acquired by Ernst & Young, where she became a Principal leading Culture, Inclusion, and Innovation. Now at the helm of Lead Inclusively, Inc., she and her team serve companies from FedEx to Pfizer to drive innovation in the diversity & inclusion space, as they improve talent-strategies, culture and performance using cutting edge Learning & Development technology. This includes an app that Microsoft has selected as one of the top 1% of best bets for 2020 nationally for its use of AI and just-in-time nudge messaging, which drive leadership and organizational behavior change at scale, a life-time achievement that led to her recent nomination of Microsoft Female Founder of the Year. Denise was selected from 16,000 applicants globally as one of Marshall Goldsmith’s legacy coaching team of 100 world leaders, where she was named the “World Leader in Diversity & Inclusion” by Marshall and the other MG100 leaders including Allan Mullally, former CEO of Ford Motor Company, and Jim Young Kim, former President of the World Bank.