Inspiring, Informative and Provocative

"Let me start by congratulating you and your colleagues on arguably the most inspiring, informative, provocative and meaningful days I have spent. I had a minor epiphany while sitting there today….we all (me included) get so caught up in 'AMC vs Community', 'us vs. them', 'whose money is whose' garbage…Thank you for doing more than you may ever have imagined for 'old white guys' like me who really want to evolve our approaches to D,E and I."
- Michael R. Jaff, D.O., President, Newton-Wellesley HospitalComments in response to attendance in the 3rd annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit at Partners HealthCare

2019 Pinnacle Awards Ceremony

See Video Below from the Boston Chamber of Commerce

Dani Monroe (pictured 7th from left) was one of eight women honored for their achievements in business and the community at the 25th anniversary of the Pinnacle Award, presented by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 1, 2019. Anita F. Hill (3rd from left) was among the other honorees. To view the full video, click here.

A Lifetime of Pioneering Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Dani Monroe is one of the nation’s foremost leaders in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. 
For more than 30 years, she has led the C-suites of Fortune 100 companies to success in global diversity, inclusion and organization effectiveness—favorably impacting their bottom line, reputation and business potential.  A pioneer, groundbreaker, author and leader, Dani has reached many milestones and accomplishments:


     Innovative Thinker
    Business Leader
    Strategic Change Agent


Partners HealthCare - Reported to the Chief Financial Officer and CEO

    Established the inaugural Office of Diversity & Inclusion for 5,000 corporate employees at Partners HealthCare
    Expanded system-wide to include all 73,0000 colleagues in 16 institutions including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham Health
    Founded the highly-acclaimed annual DE&I Summit, attracting more than 450 leaders across the system
    Launched a Diversity Council of senior leaders and educated over 900 leaders  
    Facilitated the development of a system-wide gender identity/gender expression policy 

Founder and Lead Strategic Consultant for Center Focus International, Inc.

    Provided strategic consultation on organizational change, and diversity, equity and inclusion for Fortune 100 and 500 companies such as Prudential, Houghton Mifflin, BP Oil and Harvard University.
    Mitigated unconscious bias in diverse talent review sessions to create inclusive mental models for effective leadership at Cardinal Health
    Created Harvard Pilgrims' and the country's first 5-day cultural competency course for physicians, which received White House recognition for innovation and creativity
    Designed toolkit to promote DE&I conversations and behaviors. Currently resides in all Novartis conference rooms worldwide
    Increased women in leadership by 18% at the CIA through a 3-day leadership development experience. Repeated annually for five years
    Designed and delivered Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination’s first anti-discrimination learning
    Designed and executed the first global learning and organization effectiveness strategy for Pfizer, Inc. and its 85,000 employees
    Advisor to the African Bridge Network's research study on Untapped Talent for Health Service Workers (2019) 


    25th Annual Pinnacle Honors Award for Achievement In The Profession, presented by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, 2019 (links: Announcement; Video)
    Get Konnected, 50 Most Influential People of Color in HealthCare & Life Sciences, 2017
    Brookview House, Recognition Award: Transforming Lives of Homeless Families, 2015
    Boston Business Journal, Lifetime Achievement Diversity, 2015
    YWCA, Academy of Women Achievers Award, 2000

Community Involvement

    Economic Development Planning Council, 2019, appointed Governor Charles D. Baker
    Vertex–Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board, 2018
    Advisory Board Member, Brookview House, 2015–present
    President, Middlesex Chapter of Links, 2013–2015; member 1996 - present
    Board of Higher Education 2012-2015, appointed by Governor Deval Patrick
    The Commission of the Status of Women 2012, appointed by Governor Deval Patrick
    Corporate Advisory Board Member, East Carolina University, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, 2011–2013
    Community Relations Advisory Board Member, Simmons College Graduate School, Health Studies Department, 2007
    Board Member, Project Bread, 2000
    Member, Children’s Museum Annual Gala Committee, 1990
    Board Member, The Boston Club, 1998–2001


    Contribute to Partners HealthCare Intranet site on issues ranging from #MeToo to the Florida nightclub shooting, Gender Identity/Expression and, Unconscious Bias 2016 - present 
    Contributor, “Managing the Complexity of Organization Transformation,” chapter in Transforming Work, John D. Adams, editor, Mills River Press
    Author: “The Multi-Cultural Workplace: Its Challenges for the OD Professional,” Bay Area Vision Action
    Magazine publications:
    o Black Enterprise
    o Boston Business Journal
    o Banker & Tradesman
    o Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association Magazine
    Panel Member - Color Magazine, “Exploring Empathy in HealthCare” 
    Keynote Speaker – BayState Health, “Inclusive Leadership: How to Identify and Leverage Individual Differences” 
    Keynote Speaker – Harvard Women In Leadership Conference, “Strategies and Skills for Inclusive Leadership”
    Keynote – Sasol, Human Resource Forum, Tapping Talent: Discovering the Hidden Potential in Your Organization (2014), South Africa
    Keynote: Cleveland State University, Untapped Talent: Unleashing the Power of the Hidden Workforce, 2015
    Panel, Smith College, Leading the Business Of Bio Pharma 2012
    Keynote: African Bridge Network-Tapping Your Talent, 2016 & 2019
Dani Monroe - Boston Business Journal - Breaking Glass Walls

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