2023 Inclusive Excellence Workshop Presenters

Ellen Bailey, Vice President of Diversity and Culture, Harvard Business Publishing
Ellen has been with Harvard Business Publishing for over 11 years and created and executed the first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy, vision, and goals for the organization. Ellen continues to drive results by serving as a catalyst to discover, develop, and deliver the best practices and resources needed to promote a culture of inclusivity at HBP. She continues to support leaders inside and outside of HBP by forming and cultivating strategic partnerships as well as publishing content to further equitable talent acquisition, engagement, and retention.

Anna Burroughs, Manager, Global Diversity & Culture, Harvard Business Publishing
Anna Burroughs is a Cultural Anthropologist, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Expert and Coach, Genealogist, and Advocate for Justice. She currently serves as the Manager of Global Diversity & Culture at Harvard Business Publishing.  Outside of HBP, Anna operates both her own DEI and Genealogy/Family History consulting businesses. She also serves as Executive Director of The SPECS Movement, a non-profit organization focused on cultural and racial reconciliation by creating opportunities to see life through someone else’s perspective.  Anna received her master’s degree in Theological and Cultural Anthropology from Eastern University and has a passion for understanding culture and ensuring that all voices are heard.  She recently retired from American Airlines where she served in various roles for close to 23 years, most recently managing DEI Learning & Development for the global organization. Anna has been married to her husband and best friend Mike for close to 38 years, and they have two amazing adult daughters, Ashley and Arielle.

Stacy Landreth Grau, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Practice, TCU Neeley School of Business
Stacy Grau, Ph.D. is a Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Practice at the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. She teaches several courses including:  Creativity & Innovation, Entrepreneurial leadership, Human Centered Design, Life Design, and Design for Social Impact. She also teaches in the Tandy Executive Leadership Center engaging executives in design thinking strategies within programs such as “Adaptive Leadership”, “Institute for Independent Schools” and several design thinking-focused programs for specific companies. She also serves as the human-centered design and healthcare lead for the Burnett School of Medicine at TCU and Associate Professor of Medical Education. She is the author of more than 30 articles and three books. Her focus area is design thinking, specifically for social impact and to help organizations to become more human-centered.

Nan S. Langowitz, Professor of Management, Babson College
Dr. Nan Langowitz is Professor of Management at Babson College.  Her work centers on entrepreneurial leadership and organizational innovation, focusing especially on women and diversity. She has held numerous positions of academic leadership at Babson, including: Founding Director of Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, chair of the Management Division, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, and inaugural Faculty Director of the Center for Engaged Learning & Teaching.  Most recently, she teaches the following: Creating and Leading Effective Organizations, Building Inclusive Organizations, and Managing People and Organizations. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles, teaching cases and exercises, and book chapters and has extensive experience in pedagogy and curriculum innovation as well as executive education and coaching.  Professor Langowitz holds a doctorate from Harvard Business School, an MBA from NYU, and a BA from Cornell. 

Tracey Rockett, Professor of Management Practice and Director of Online Professional MBA, TCU Neeley School of Business
Tracey Rockett is a Professor of Management Practice in the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University and is the first Faculty Director of the Online MBA Program. She teaches classes and leads workshops on a wide variety of topics including teams, gender, DEI, leadership, power & politics, negotiations, and culture.  A dynamic and impactful speaker and facilitator, she has earned multiple awards for her outstanding teaching and is frequently invited to present, conduct workshops, and help leaders think differently about their roles and impact.  She has delivered speeches and workshops across a number of industries and organizations including Ben E. Keith, JPS Hospital, DaVita, Elbit Systems of America, Energy Future Holdings, BDO, and DFW Airport.  Her current research focuses on relationship building in teams, creating inclusive team environments, and the perceptions of cursing in the workplace. She previously served as the Neeley Fellows Faculty Associate Director, a TCU Koehler Center Distance Education Fellow, and a Koehler Center e-trainer. She earned a B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in International Management Studies from UT Dallas.

Lucy Swedberg, Executive Editor and Senior Editorial Director, Harvard Business Publishing
Lucy Swedberg is the Executive Editor of Harvard Business Publishing’s Higher Education group. She oversees a passionate content team that’s responsible for developing, evaluating, and curating active learning materials (including cases, simulations, videos, and interactive exercises) for business classrooms around the globe. She also oversees the group’s Inspiring Minds editorial channel and Faculty Lounge newsletter, bringing teaching insights and best practices to professors and instructors worldwide.

Ann Tasby, Director, TCU Neeley School Office of Inclusive Excellence, Accounting Faculty
To enhance the TCU Neeley academic experience and culture of connection, Ann leads the design and implementation of the school-wide Inclusive Excellence Strategy, framework, activation and accountability system.  The scope of the strategy includes recruitment and retention of diverse students, faculty and staff as well as embedding cultural fluency into the core curriculum and co-curricular experiences for all Neeley students.  Ann is a Certified Public Accountant that has served in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) leadership roles throughout her career and served on non-profit boards with a DEI focus.  She joined TCU in 2017 as an Accounting Faculty member with more than 20 years of professional experience helping Fortune 500 companies successfully mitigate business risk, reduce operating costs and improve business processes.  Ann has worked extensively in Latin America, Europe, Australia and Africa serving a global client base for Big 4 accounting firms.

Daniel Turner, Peter and Noydena Brix Endowed Faculty Fellow, Associate Dean of the Masters Programs, Foster School of Business, University of Washington
Dan serves as Teaching Professor of Marketing & International Business and Associate Dean at the University of Washington-Foster School of Business. Dan is an educator, curriculum architect, and consultant. He shares a strong passion for providing students of all backgrounds with inclusive, transformative learning experiences—both in the classroom and in the field—that accelerate their leadership development in a way that elevates their impact on the world.  At Foster Dan teaches courses in Strategic Marketing Management, Pricing, and Marketing of Innovations in various MBA and executive education programs. He has received numerous teaching awards at Foster and at his Ph.D. alma mater, the Kellogg School of Management. Those awards include the Foster School’s PACCAR Award for Teaching Excellence, a recognition that comes with the highest cash prize in North America for business educators. For the past 14 years he has served as the Associate Dean for Master’s Programs with full admissions, curriculum, operations, career management, and alumni relations oversight for Foster’s 7 MBA programs and 6 Specialized Master’s degrees. He has designed and executed leadership development programs for Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing, Esterline, the Gates Foundation, Hyundai Heavy Industries, SK Corporation, and a host of other world-class organizations across the globe. Dan serves as Board Chair at MBA Roundtable, is current Chair of the University of Washington Faculty Council on Information Technology and Cybersecurity, and is past Chair of the University of Washington’s Faculty Council on Teaching and Learning, a faculty governance body tasked with fostering excellence in teaching and learning across the University’s 3 campuses.

Alexis Smith Washington, Associate Professor of Management and Senior Inclusion Officer, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University
Alexis Smith Washington, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Management and Senior Inclusion Officer at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Smith Washington received her doctorate in Organizational Behavior at the A. B. Freeman School of Business of Tulane University and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rice University. Her areas of expertise span workplace issues such as intersectionality, gender and diversity, professional image and social identity management, as well as bias and discrimination. Currently, Dr. Smith Washington’s research examines the impact of intersecting social identities such as gender, race and sexual orientation on the ways individuals manage their professional image at work, as well as organizational factors that facilitate the inclusion and advancement of underrepresented minorities.  In line with these research interests, Dr. Smith Washington provides consulting and coaching for managers interested in improving their competencies in areas such as empathy, diversity & inclusion, professional identity and employee development.