Janet M. Stovall, CDE, is a global speaker, facilitator, writer, and consultant with a focus on dismantling systemic inequity, particularly where it intersects with race.
Janet's expertise is not just rooted in her professional experience, which spans across industries from investment banking at Morgan Stanley to making social impacts at UPS. It also lies in her educational background, where she pursued an Integrated Marketing Communications Master's degree from Georgetown University after gaining her BA in English from Davidson College. Janet’s superpowers include applying objective solutions to subjective DEI challenges, building actionable DEI frameworks and strategies, and facilitating honest DEI conversations among top leaders. Through her consultancy, Pragmatic Diversity, she helps organizations unlock the value of diversity through accountable inclusion and equity
A TED speaker and co-author of 'The Conscious Communicator: The Fine Art of Not Saying Stupid Sh*t', Janet is an expert in DEI practices and principles, especially in the area of communications. She has broken barriers as one of the few Black C-level speechwriters in the Fortune 100 and her TED presentations on inclusion have garnered millions of views.
Today at NeuroLeadership Institute, she continues to challenge conventions and press for a more equitable world. Her mission transcends beyond the corporate sphere and into the heart of society, prompting each of us to rethink and redefine our understanding of DEI.