Abi Adamson, MPA
DE&I Facilitator, Culture Coach
Often described as the future of D&I thought leaders, Abi is an inspirational speaker, writer, and anti-racism campaigner. After seeing firsthand the power and privilege imbalances in the film industry, as well as disappointing people practices in HR & Talent Acquisition, she began studying institutional racism and how it funnels into the workplace. What she learned drives her passion for inclusion and belonging — in the workplace and beyond. Joi is an Equity Practitioner and Strategist for race and power in the workplace. She uses her experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to create spaces for professionals to effectively learn, grow, and to better understand identity in the workplace. In her past work as Special Assistant to the Chief Diversity Officer of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Joi helped bring to life one of the country’s first and most robust implicit bias training programs for prosecutors. She also designed and executed strategies to increase the diversity of the professional leadership pipeline while serving in the NYC Mayor’s Office. Currently, Joi is working alongside design experts to bring a racial equity lens to the operations and programs of a national education non-profit. She is deeply committed to helping individuals, teams, and organizations to understand their role in making their workplaces more inclusive and genuinely equitable.