DEI: Embracing Authentic Leadership

Date: 04/19/2024

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) have become more than just buzzwords—they are essential pillars of a thriving and inclusive workplace. Understanding and integrating DEI principles into leadership practices is crucial for fostering a culture of belonging, driving innovation, and achieving business success.

Explore the concept of authentic leadership and come away with actionable insights that can have a positive and meaningful impact on your company culture, employee engagement, and operational goals.

Yemi Akisanya will delve into the importance of self-awareness, vulnerability, and empathy in building trust and leading with authenticity.

Here’s what the webinar will cover:

  • Principles of authentic leadership
  • Benefits of leading with authenticity
  • Cultivating self-awareness, vulnerability, and empathy
  • Impact of culture and diversity on leadership styles

Yemi Akisanya


About the Speaker

Akisanya is a senior executive and vice president of justice, equity, diversity, inclusion (JEDI) and people experience at Axon. In this role, he leads the development and execution of Axon’s global JEDI strategy and oversees the enhancement of the overall people experience at Axon. Previously, he served as the global head of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at Groupon, where he was responsible for building Groupon’s DEI global strategy. He focused on creating short- and long-term plans to foster a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture for Groupon’s merchants, customers, and teammates. Akisanya’s commitment to fostering positive change extends beyond his professional roles. He serves on the board of directors for i.c.stars, a program dedicated to providing workforce development and access to career opportunities for low-income adults. Additionally, he is the chairman of the board of directors for Digitalundivided, advocating for economic growth among Black and Latinx women entrepreneurs and innovators. He also serves on the board of directors for the Chicago State University Foundation.