About Janet M. Stovall

DEI Pragmatist, Global Speaker, Award-Winning Writer (she/her)

Janet Stovall helps businesses dismantle systemic inequity, especially where it intersects with race.

Global Head of DEI at the NeuroLeadership Institute and founder of Pragmatic Diversity, Janet brings deep expertise in leveraging DEI communications to drive change and build culture in large, complex
organizations. Her superpowers? Applying objective solutions to subjective DEI challenges, building actionable DEI frameworks, and brokering honest DEI conversations among top leaders.

She broke barriers as one of the first Black C-level speechwriters in the Fortune 100, and her three TED Talks challenging businesses to get serious about inclusion have over 2.5 million views.

Janet lives in Georgia, is a mother of two grown daughters, and Bibi to two recalcitrant cats.


TED Talk: How to get serious about diversity and inclusion in the workplace

About Kim Clark 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Communications Educator
& Consultant, Global Speaker (she/her)

Kim Clark has focused her career on messaging, audiences, and how communications shape people's experiences and how brands develop reputations. Her career spans documentary filmmaking, agency partnerships with the Discovery Channel, serving as a lecturer at San Jose State University for 20+ years, and leading global internal communication teams at KLA, PayPal, GoDaddy, and GitHub.

She is known for her ability to facilitate sensitive and yet urgent conversations to make meaningful progress in creating inclusive workplaces. She speaks at conferences, runs custom workshops, writes custom inclusive communication guides, and consults with companies on all things diversity, equity, and inclusion communications related.

Kim lives in California with her two kids, two cats, and one girlfriend.



About the Book

DEI and social justice communications is a new and required skill set for communicators. The key to success is to embed them into your processes from the very beginning.

Once upon a time, companies stayed out of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and social justice situations.

However, DEI touches every part of the organization, from marketing and sales, to operations and technology, and social justice is no longer something that happens ‘out there, somewhere.’

This book helps communicators, leaders, and the organizations they represent answer the why, what, when, and how of planning, messaging, and delivering DEI and social justice subjects. In this groundbreaking book, Stovall and Clark introduce The DEPTH Model TM , a framework and practical tool to help companies craft DEI and social justice communications aligned with their mission, vision, and values – consistently, proactively, and in ways that are powerful rather than performative.

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