The Center for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Business

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Change from the top-down and bottom-up

It takes all of us working together to advance meaningful change. Which is why we are empowering students, alumni, business professionals and organizations with strategies, research and training to foster inclusiveness.


What We Offer

Public Program and Events

We are in the midst of an unprecedented awakening to the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in our workplaces and our communities. Not only is DEI a wise business strategy to remain relevant in today’s market; as responsible community members and leaders, it’s our ethical imperative to address and remedy historical inequities and promote workplace cultures that foster inclusion and belonging.

Join us as we offer virtual and in-person (post-pandemic) panel discussions, lectures, and other events on topics such as advancing women in leadership, how companies can promote anti-racist policies, and ways to support working parents during COVID-19.

Training and Consultation

DEI work is hard work. It requires patience, humility, resilience and courage. That’s why we’re here to help. We offer online courses as well as free, self-paced, online training modules and webinars. For a deeper dive, set up an individual consultation to discuss custom corporate workshops or coaching that meets the unique needs of your organization. Sample topics:

  • Recognizing and addressing bias
  • Recruiting and retaining diverse talent
  • Planning DEI initiatives and training
  • Allyship

Explore our free courses

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Remote work environments >

Recruiting Diverse Talent >

A Community of Change Agents

Inequities directly or indirectly impact all of us, and we each have a role to play in creating change. In tough times like these, we want you to know that you’re not alone. Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter and join our online Slack community for real-time conversations, support, and resources. Let’s learn from each other’s missteps and celebrate our successes, together.

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The Team

Dr. Audrey Iffert-Saleem

Executive Director, Stategic Initiatives
Director, Center for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Business

OSU College of Business

Contact Audrey

Dr. Anne Sinkey

Program Manager
Center for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Business

OSU College of Business

Contact Anne

Katherine Du Pont

Administrative Coordinator
Center for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Business

OSU College of Business

Contact Katherine

Get Involved

Students: Join a student club

OSU students interested in promoting the work of DEI are invited to join one of the campus clubs, such as Women in Leadership, People of Color in Business, or other groups affiliated with campus cultural resource centers.

College of Business Clubs >

Cultural resource centers >


We know that having volunteers who reflect the diverse identities of our students matters. We invite volunteers of all backgrounds to step forward and serve as role models, mentors, guest speakers, advisory council members and more.

Sign up to volunteer >

Join Us for the Work

You make a difference. Work with us to advance DEI in business.

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Questions? Give us a call:
(541) 737-1818