Leading Organizational Change in a COVID-19 World

An outstanding webinar on Diversity in International Affairs during which several renowned global experts offered practical advice regarding how leaders from different sectors can #InspireChange in their respective professional arenas gleaned from decades of experience in championing diversity.

Panelists included:

  • Mr. Raj Shah (Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, Arceo.ai; former Head, DIUx)


Ms. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro (Host, Weekend Edition Sunday and Up First, NPR) presiding.

More important than recruitment is retention... When [new diversity talents] arrive, identifying mentorship and sponsorship opportunities [...] is important [so as] to sponsor them [and commit to] help them move through the system.

Ms. Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Manufacturing and Services

2010 - 2013

The conference is an annual collaborative effort of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Global Access Pipeline, and the International Career Advancement Program.

The International Career Advancement Program (ICAP)

ICAP's aim is to improve the quality of the leadership of the United States in international affairs by helping to ensure that it reflects the full diversity of the U.S. population. It does so by assisting highly promising mid-career professionals in the U.S. in international business and public affairs to have a more effective voice and to achieve senior administrative and policy-making positions in government agencies, non-profit groups and the private sector.

This assistance takes the form of providing leadership training, career advising, assistance in policy analysis and implementation, wider social networks, career contacts and a strong support group for these mid-career professionals, thus helping them to achieve their full potential.

Started in 1997 by E. Thomas Rowe, Associate Professor and former Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, the program is funded by outside grants, donations and sponsorships.

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