CEOs in EdReform: Lived Experience Matters


These Chief Executive Officers know what it’s like to be the “other” in a room. While neither Robinson, Ramanathan nor Odemwingie had "CEO" on their career wish lists when they started teaching, their lived experiences prepared them to lead these equity- and justice-focused organizations, and the power of their perspectives is a driving force in their success. In this panel, these three dynamic leaders will share the stories, stumbles and successes that lead them to the CEO seat.

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  1. Be inspired by the lived experiences of three CEOs of color and how their perspectives impact the powerful way they lead their organizations
  2. Hear how these leaders leverage opportunities, navigate barriers and avoid pitfalls while ensuring they are heard and respected as EdReform executives
  3. Learn leadership lessons for successfully leading, growing and sustaining organizations focused on educational excellence and equity



Diane Powell, Deputy Chief, Strategic Growth & Partnerships, UnboundEd

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