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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: LGBTQIA+ Inclusion Through An Intersectional Lens

June 26 @ 13:00 - 15:00


Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is imperative for a sustainable, competitive and innovative company and society at large. Diversity also goes beyond the outward perception of a company – it includes how the internal structures work and signal the value systems of an organization’s management or leadership team.

This series is designed by Diversify to center Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace. We look forward to seeing you!

In June, we will be discussing LGBTQIA+ Inclusion Through An Intersectional Lens in our monthly Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace session.

This event is FREE to attend and will be held digitally. Please register below to receive the Zoom link.



Ricardo Passo (He/him), Head of DE&I, Denmark at Korn Ferry

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Ricardo Passo(He/him) is head of DE&I, Denmark at Korn Ferry. He brings a vast amount of experience from the International Education Sector, ranging from Counseling-Psychology, Culture Change Management, and the Implementation of Inclusive Instructional Practices. For the past 15 years, he has led several International and multicultural organizations, serving clients with practical ways to improve DE&I practices to maximize learning, growth, and development.

With over 20 years of international leadership experience from Latin America, USA, Europe, and Africa, Ricardo brings a range of firsthand personal and professional experiences in working in multicultural and international environments. He has made several television appearances and has been quoted in several local newspapers on the topics of Integration, Social exclusion, and Inclusive Leadership.

Ricardo has a diverse educational background, including Systematic Theology, Philosophy, Psychology, International Instructional Leadership, and a master’s is Educational Policies and Administration. He has lived and worked in many different countries across four different continents. He is passionate about DE&I practices and processes; and the potential they present for business growth and development. Ricardo is fluent in English, Spanish, Patois and Danish. He also speaks basic Swahili and has a basic understanding of Swedish.

Sarah Przedpelska (She/her), Queer Educator, Researcher and Facilitator

Sarah Przedpelska (She/her)  is a a queer educator, researcher and facilitator. In her work world, she’s committed to supporting schools and bureaucracy in building inclusive and impactful learning communities. In order to make that kind of change, she believes in getting folks together to form shared understandings that question and reimagine the relationships and power structures that shape our day to day.



Chisom Udeze (She/Her), Economist, DEIBJ Strategist & Founder of Diversify, Diversify Consult & HerSpace

Chisom is a dynamic force in the professional world, making a profound impact through her multifaceted roles. An Economist, Strategist, Investor and Founder, Chisom leads with vision and precision. She is at the helm of several impact-driven companies, setting and implementing strategic visions that foster positive change and drive exceptional growth. With nearly two decades of leadership experience in critical business roles, she has a proven track record of spearheading organizational transformation, boosting revenue, and achieving sustainable impact. Chisom excels in building robust relationships with diverse stakeholders, thrives on data analysis, and is deeply invested in exploring the intricate relationships between human behavior, societal culture, resources, technology, and economic outputs. She has a remarkable ability to demystify complex systems, interpret data, forecast socio-cultural and economic trends, and seamlessly integrate research with practice. Having lived and worked in seven countries across three continents, Chisom delivers impactful solutions to a global clientele. Her expertise is sought after by prestigious institutions such as the European Commission, the United Nations, ExxonMobil, The Economist Group, and Boston Consulting Group. She offers top-tier consulting services across various sectors, including maritime, energy, governance, finance, investment, manufacturing, public policy, and human resources.

As the founder of Diversify, Diversify Consult, and HerSpace, Chisom and her team operate at the intersection of democracy, sustainability, justice, belonging, productivity and research. They collaborate with companies, institutions, governments, and NGOs to craft sustainable strategies and embed data-driven initiatives in workplaces and communities. In 2022, they launched the Diversify Nordics Summit, the premier conference for leadership, innovation, and sustainable change in the Nordics and Europe, attracting leaders and professionals from diverse industries and backgrounds.

HerSpace, established in 2020, is an inclusive co-creation community for all genders, with a focus on women and non-binary individuals. In 2022, Chisom introduced HerTech, a six-month incubator dedicated to supporting and investing in underestimated women and non-binary founders of tech-enabled businesses. A thought leader in economics, leadership, entrepreneurship, resource allocation, workplace productivity, inclusion, and belonging, Chisom is also a passionate advocate for mental health and well-being. She enjoys tennis, sunny days, reading and writing. Some of her works have been published on Forbes.


June 26
13:00 - 15:00

Chisom Udeze

Founder of Diversify, Diversify Consult, HerSpace & The Annual

Chisom is an Economist, a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Strategist, and a 3 times founder of impact driven companies. She has over 14 years of experience working with organizations like the European Commission, The United Nations, ExxonMobil and The Economist Group. Chisom is analytical and a data enthusiast. She is passionate about interrogating the cross-sectoral relationship between society’s inhabitants, resources, production, technology, distribution and output. She efficiently and effectively unlocks complex systems, interprets data, forecasts socio-economic trends and conducts research.

Having lived and worked in 7 countries across 3 continents, she is highly adaptable to different circumstances and people, and thrives in uncertain environments.

As the founder of Diversify and Diversify Consult, Chisom and her team work with companies, institutions, governments and civil society to develop sustainable DEIB strategies and embed measurable diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace and society. In addition, in 2022, Diversify launched the Diversify Nordics Summit, the largest conference in the Nordics that gathers cross-sectoral stakeholders to amplify DEIB in the Nordics and beyond.

In 2020, she founded HerSpace, a diverse and inclusive co-creation community for all genders, with particular focus on women and non-binary people. In 2022, HerSpace launched HerTech, Women in Tech incubator, for women-led companies, with a focus on the inclusion of diverse founders. 

Chisom is a thought-leader in DEIB and a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness. She writes often on DEIB and justice related topics, some of her work is published on Forbes.

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