Georgia Tech's Inclusive Leaders Academy (ILA) has welcomed its eighth cohort of 66 participants from diverse backgrounds and over 30 departments.  

More than 500 participants have graduated from the program since its inception in 2017, earning the title "Culture Champions." ILA aims to develop self-awareness, courage, mindfulness, and social intelligence among its members. These skills serve as the foundation of successful leadership, allowing leaders to acquire a more profound comprehension and establish more meaningful connections with their team members and stakeholders. 

ILA is a 16-week immersive learning experience made up of online and instructor-led courses, and an equivalent of 27 hours of learning and practice. The curriculum includes several core components to unlock individual leadership insights while fostering group transformation.   

“We are excited to have another group of people leaders diving into this content together. According to feedback, the skills and community developed throughout this program have changed lives for the better,” said Pearl Alexander, Executive Director of Organizational Culture, and founder of ILA. The content aligns well with Tech’s leadership competency model. 

"Fostering inclusive leaders who embody our organizational values is paramount to our success,” said Alexander. “ILA provides participants with a distinctive opportunity for deep reflection and personal growth."  

Investing in initiatives like the Inclusive Leaders Academy reflects Georgia Tech’s mission of fostering an inclusive culture and equipping its leaders with the skills necessary to navigate complex environments. The dedication of Georgia Tech's leaders to this initiative showcases their unwavering commitment to driving positive change within the institution and beyond. 

 

2024 Inclusive Leaders Academy participants: 

Alicia Wood-Jones 

Allison Griffin 

Ana Rusch  

Andrea Henriquez 

Andrew McGraw 

Andrina Hires 

Anna Osterholm 

Arlandis Lundy 

Asha Curry 

Caitlin Kelly 

Caitlyn Wine 

Caley Landau 

Camille Liverpool 

Catherine (Cassie) Thomas 

Christopher Moore 

Christopher Ruiz 

Danielle Ramirez 

Donald Johnson 

Elizabeth Cox 

Georgette Tonge 

Hannah Foster 

Holland Baird Cooper 

Ivan Garcia 

Jacqueline Fairley 

Jade Charnigo 

Janelle Cornwall 

Jasmine Miller 

Jay Forrest 

Jennell Tompkins 

Jennifer Myles 

Joshua Smith 

Kathy Kneeland 

Katie Boice 

Kayla Watson 

Kendra Lewis-Strickland 

Keyona Chestnut 

Korega Zachery 

Kristin Harrison 

Kyle Blond 

Kyle S. Poe 

Kyle Williams 

Lachelle Smith 

Lauren Hunter 

Maribeth Coleman 

Mark Wood 

Mary Alice Allen 

Meka Wimberly 

Melanie Paulina 

Mitzi Williams 

Natasha Powell 

Paul Todd 

Phillip Washington 

Rebecca Pope-Ruark 

Robert Jordan 

Sonia Ellison 

Stacy Laux 

Starmeka Jones 

Stephanie Jackson 

Tad Roberts 

Tiffany Baltazar 

Tony Graddick 

Tracy Kincaid 

Tracy Miller 

Tracy Williams  

Turq Daniels 

Victoria Thompson