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Whether you’re looking to develop your understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion or you’re wanting to be more effective in advancing DEI in your organization, below are some resources recommended by faculty, alumni and speakers in our Black Leadership Speakers Series to support these efforts. Please keep checking back as we continue to update these resources!

Kellogg faculty

Below are recommended resources from some of Kellogg’s faculty, including Bernie Banks, associate dean for leadership development & inclusion, Nicholas Pearce, clinical professor of management & organizations, and Nicole Stephens, professor of management & organizations.


Tools & frameworks

  • Bias Interruptors — An organization, of which Professor Stephens is a part, which provides tools and frameworks for leaders to change bias within their organizations, teams and selves.
  • SPARQ  — A research “do tank” that offers educational partnership, tools and insights to equip individuals to advance change in diversity, equity and inclusion. Their work focuses on criminal justice, economic mobility, education and health.
  • Northwestern University’s Inclusive & Anti-Racism Teaching Resources

Research & thought leadership

Kellogg’s Black Leadership Speakers Series

Below are resources referenced by some of the speakers in this series,* speakers which included Tamike Curry Smith ’99 (President, The TCS Group), Pamay Bassey (Chief Learning and Diversity Officer, Kraft Heinz) and Shundrawn Thomas (President, Northern Trust Asset Management). 

*Launched in October 2020, the Black Leadership Speaker Series invites leaders and alumni from around the world to engage the Kellogg community about their own work in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in their industries and organizations.