The Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Boardroom


The Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Boardroom is designed to provide diversity and inclusion leaders from law and accounting firms, and companies that retain their services, a members-only forum for energetic and strategic discussion. All discussions are Boardroom Confidential. The Leadership Boardroom summits will include discussions about timely, relevant issues such as:

  • Current events that impact workplace environments
  • The Big Tickets: Gender, Race, Sexuality, Religion, Nationality, Ethnicity, Ability, Class
  • Gender versus ethnicity – two sides of the same coin?
  • Beyond Diversity and Inclusion – much more than just a seat at the table
  • The ever-changing definition of diversity and inclusion in a global professional services firm Disruptors to the status quo and creating new competitive strategies and models
  • Benefits of a truly diverse firm/Challenges posed by non-diverse work environments
  • The evolving role and responsibilities of the Diversity and Inclusion Leaders
  • Motivating and driving change – how to engage and speed the process
  • Integration with other C-suite leaders
  • Megatrends – how they influence and impact our clients and our firms
  • Critical elements for establishing alignment with clients
  • Succession planning for global key client accounts
  • Creating and promoting thought leadership
  • Innovations and strategies for competing with non-traditional business models and teams
  • Leadership attributes and models required to achieve planning and implementation success
  • Best practices for implementation success
  • Dashboards, metrics and analytics
  • Strategies for aligning firm, office, practice, and individual planning

Boardroom Offerings in 2021

  • One and one-half-day facilitated roundtable discussions around April/May and September/October timeframes annually

  • Strong peer-to-peer networking group with individuals who establish and define the future for professional service firms

  • Confidential meeting environment, hosted by a member firm, by invitation only

Meeting Format

All meetings will include facilitated conversations of topics identified in pre-meeting phone interviews with Diversity & Inclusion Boardroom members.  The in-person meetings will include a professional development segment to be presented by a market-leading authority in the field of diversity and inclusion in the professional services environment.  The general meeting format is a plenary session, highly interactive discussion on identified topics.

Boardroom Chairs and Facilitators

Silvia L. Coulter, Co-Founding Principal, Chair, Business Development and Growth Practice, LawVision and LSSO Board Member

Derwin Johnson, Founding Principal, Derwin Johnson Communications, LawVision Strategic Partner and LSSO Board Member

Membership Fee 

Beginning January 2021: Annual Membership: U.S. $3,950.00

Membership fee will be billed upon acceptance of membership and thereafter annually in January of each year.  Membership also includes all meals; travel expenses are the responsibility of Boardroom members.

Member Profiles

  • Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee Members
  • Chair, Women’s Program/Committee
  • Chair, Affinity Group/s
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Chief HR Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer

2021 Boardroom Virtual Meeting Dates

March 25, Noon ET to 2:30 ET

May 6, Noon ET to 2:30 ET

June 24, Noon ET to 2:30 ET

August 26, Noon ET to 2:30 ET; 9/2 as backup if members prefer not to have an August date)

October 28, Noon ET to 2:30 ET

December 2, Noon ET to 2:30 ET

An Outlook invite and Zoom link will be sent to registered Boardroom members

To Sign Up

Please sign a copy of the Diversity and Inclusion Boardroom Membership Application and send to:


P.O. Box 1572

Manchester, MA 01944

For More Information 

Silvia L. Coulter, 978-526-8316 or

Derwin Johnson, 646-591-4540 or


May 6, 2021

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