DEI Council

Welcome to our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion helps us identify emerging issues and best practices in diversity and inclusion. Globalization requires the ability to manage and motivate a multicultural workforce across borders and time zones. Changing demographics mean that organizations increasingly must focus on inclusive leadership behavior.


Steve Groschup 
DHL Industrial projects

Carmen Herrada

Carmen Herrada

Maria A. Azar
Azar Consulting

German Torres

Andrew Slentz

Mariam Haddad

Mariam Haddad, Executive Director of The Performance Communications Company, is sought after by leaders of organizations and their management teams to unleash the fullest potential of organizations, people, and products through strategic communications, communication delivery and leadership transformation.

She has spent the last +15 years advising, training, mentoring, and coaching global executive leaders, senior management, SMEs, rising talent and entrepreneurs in Energy, Tech and Medical Sectors. She has designed, managed, and delivered 40+ successful consulting engagements, trained over 14K leaders, coached over 150 leaders with over 1000 coaching sessions, as well as developed and delivered 6 + courses, 400 workshops with over 180 hours of original content proven to global audiences from Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, and the US.

She has been a featured speaker for TEDx Houston, The Diversity Summit, SASE, The Business Maker’s Show, Boeing, NASA, Shell, BP, Chevron, Sinopec, The Asian Chamber of Commerce, Asia Voice Radio, The University of Houston Wolff Center, BP, Chevron, Shell, Technip FMC, Dr. Pepper, DFK International, BGP, Sinopec, Murphy Oil, etc.


Leading for Equity and Inclusion

Unconscious Bias to Inclusive Leadership
Understand unconscious bias and its impact.
Become aware of and begin to address internal, interpersonal, and organizational biases.
Understand the importance of inclusion and its role in inclusive leadership.
Identify and commit to actions to create a more inclusive culture.

Becoming an Inclusive Leader
Develop awareness of unconscious biases and their impact in the workplace.
Define inclusion vs diversity.
Identify strategies to become a more inclusive leader.

Inclusive Communication
Demonstrate authentic communication across difference.
Develop tools to interrupt bias or discrimination through inclusive expression.
Understand inclusive leadership competencies.
Cultivate tools to recognize and combat microaggressions.

Understanding Gender Equity
Understand what gender equity is and why it matters.
Recognize gender inequity in the workplace.
Learn gender equity best practices.
Identify actions to address gender inequity in your workplace.

Managing Diverse Teams Inclusively
Understand what limits trust and psychological safety on a team.
Reflect on your identity and its influence on experiences at work.
Reflect on the level of trust, psychological safety, and inclusion on your team.
Acquire strategies and tools for building trust, psychological safety, and greater inclusion within your team.

Understanding Gender Identity
Understand the complexity of gender.
Reflect on and share personal experiences of and influences on your gender identity.
Understand the importance of self-determination and the impact of non-acceptance on intersex, transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary employees.
Identify actions to foster inclusion and allyship with intersex, transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary colleagues.

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