Torin Perez

Thursday, October 15
1:00-1:45 p.m.
Inclusive Leadership: Finding the Power of Your Authentic Voice

Torin Perez is a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant on a mission to inspire authenticity and inclusive leadership in the workplace. Featured by Culture Amp as a “D&I Influencer You Should Know”and in Forbes as an “Anti-Racism Educator Your Company Needs Now,” Torin has facilitated transformative learning and development experiences and spoken at more than fifty colleges, conferences, organizations, and Fortune 100 companies. His stories and ideas have inspired audiences at leading conferences including PBWC’s Annual Conference, Culture First, and INBOUND — academic institutions including Harvard, Stanford, and Cornell Johnson — and iconic corporate institutions including Cisco, Microsoft, and Liberty Mutual.

Torin is the author of ​Who Am I to Lead? The World Is Waiting for You. His writing has been featured in leading publications like Wiley’s award-winning ​Leader to Leader Journal,​ and IHRIM’s ​Workforce Solutions Review​. His leadership journey began early when the Posse Foundation identified him for its prestigious leadership scholarship in 2005, and has continued with selections into the One Young World Ambassador program, and StartingBloc’s Social Innovation Fellowship.

Prior to starting his own company, Torin was part of an award-winning advertising sales team at Bloomberg LP, where he also co-led the launch of the company’s first Black employee resource group. Recognized by the Head of Diversity and Inclusion for significant contributions to the organization in this capacity, Torin felt moved to inspire inclusion within companies far and wide. ​He also formerly led DreamAfrica’s worldwide marketing efforts as the company’s first global product evangelist, leading to his selection into the ​inaugural class of the TED Residency, an incubator for breakthrough ideas.

Torin is a graduate of Lafayette College where he studied psychology, economics, and business.