for Diversity

Actionable, inspiring strategies 

for successful DEI outcomes

through innovation

Foreword by Michael C. Bush, Global CEO of Great Place to Work
Release Date: March 28, 2023
Innovating for Diversity

About The Book

Veteran DEI advocates Bertina Ceccarelli and Susanne Tedrick explain how the principles of innovation can be applied to build sustainable diversity, equity, and inclusion practices embraced at all levels across your organization.

Discover inspirational stories from business leaders who have created smart, bold, and practical solutions to address limited DEI progress within their companies. Learn how, through the application of innovation principles, these top companies have been able to accelerate the hiring, retention and advancement of underrepresented talent, and ultimately, positively impacting their bottom lines.

Innovating for Diversity includes profiles of committed, forward-thinking leaders who are breaking down the barriers that impede transformation.  A must-read resource for senior business professionals, managers, and executives that explores:

• Why commitment to DEI is essential during any economic cycle
• Strategies for successful DEI implementation across industry sectors
• Ways to rethink education, skilling, recruiting, and more
• How to operationalize culture change
• Advice for scaling DEI practices

About the authorS

Bertina Ceccarelli


Bertina Ceccarelli

Bertina Ceccarelli is on a mission to advance racial and gender equity in the tech industry and disrupt the status quo to build a more inclusive workplace. As the CEO of NPower, one of the most successful non-profits in North America, she is committed to helping young adults and military-connected individuals launch tech careers and remove barriers to economic mobility. As a leader, she works to model an inclusive workplace, providing opportunities for growth at all levels.

Susanne Tedrick

Susanne Tedrick is the author of Women of Color in Tech and a cloud computing technical trainer for a Fortune 500 technology company. Fiercely committed to increasing the participation of women and people of color in STEM professional opportunities, Susanne has performed community service work for a number of non-profits, including serving as the former chair of the Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Executive Council for CompTIA and coalition member for NPower’s Command Shift initiative.


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