Media Literacy Week
November 5 - 10, 2017
"Inclusion in a Connected World"
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About the Speaker
Natalie Clay is passionate about building more diverse and inclusive organizations and communities. Currently she achieves this through supporting BioSTL’s initiatives to build a more diverse and inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem, and her company, Practical Diversity Solutions, which helps organizations translate best practices into actionable steps. Natalie’s chief academic interests are around the training, assessment and demonstration of cultural competency in student populations, non-profit organizations and public-facing governmental organizations. Her research on this topic has been featured at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education and in the book Assessing for Learning: Building a Sustainable Commitment Across the Institution. Natalie’s work has ranged from a consulting for Boeing Corporate Giving to project management for Beyond Housing and regional coalition leadership building an equitable tech-based start-up ecosystem in St. Louis.
Natalie received a bachelor’s degree from Hamline University in English and Social Justice, with a concentration in Black American Studies, and a Masters in Social Work from the Brown School at Washington University. Natalie is a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs, and was a member of the inaugural class of FOCUS Emerging Leaders. Natalie is a member of the Coro Advisory Board and a founding member of GoodMap, a social enterprise platform for user-friendly online tools which helps nonprofit organizations find resources, connect to partners, and collaborate for collective impact.