How to Make DEI part of your Organizational DNA
Presented by: Shani Barrax Moore
As organizations identify their "why" for moving towards embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion, the "how" often remains a question mark. In this session, participants will consider the 4Ps for beginning to drive diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging into their organizational DNA.
Shani Barrax Moore
Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Vizient
Shani Barrax Moore (she/her/hers) is a strategic diversity and inclusion practitioner with more than 25 years of experience in training and development, strategic planning and change leadership, and coalition building. Shani currently serves as the Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Vizient, a health care performance improvement company where she leads an emerging diversity and inclusion team. She spent most of her career in higher education, most recently as the Assistant Vice President of Institutional Equity and Diversity and Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton (a city in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex) where she led a learning and development team, planned and delivered the UNT Equity and Diversity Conference, managed employee resource groups and diversity and inclusion councils, and developed strategic partnerships for the university. At both UNT and Tarrant County College District, a community college where she served as the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, she led an institution-wide campus inclusion climate survey and strategic planning process leading to institutional diversity and inclusion infrastructure. She led similar initiatives as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Cary Academy, a 6 – 12 independent school in North Carolina, which earned her membership on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Independent School’s Call to Action, the Association’s think tank for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Shani is a partner with Aurora Change Agency Collective, a consulting firm that provides diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic learning and development for corporate, non-profit, governmental, and educational entities. She serves on the boards of Child Care Group, North Texas Diversity Council, and the Social Action Committee of the Lambda Upsilon Sigma chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated. A Cornell University Certified Diversity Advanced Practitioner and an Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator, Shani is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the mom of two teenage daughters. She was most recently a candidate for City Council in Carrollton, TX where she is pursuing the development of a Human Relations Commission.