Kay Formanek

Kay Formanek is a global speaker on Diversity and Inclusion, visiting lecturer at leading business schools and Founder of Diversity and Performance, which is committed to unleashing the power of Diversity Performance within profit and not-for-profit organizations around the world.

Within this role, Kay offers advisory and research services, including coaching for inclusive and strategic diversity leaders. She has also worked for leading global professional services organizations for over 20 years as Partner and Managing Director, actively supporting their D&I strategy realization.

Her proven approach to leading diversity strategically draws on extensive research and advisory work with over 50 organizations.

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Kay Formanek and Dirk Luyten talk about Inclusive Diversity and what it means in practice.

Lionel FrankfortCulture & Leadership Development Companion, CultureWorks

“Throughout our numerous interactions, Kay has always inspired me as a person and as a professional. I find her so legitimate to write this book and share her deep experience of D&I applied to organizations because of 3 elements: 1) She excels in bringing a strategic and pragmatic perspective to leaders for investing in EDI. 2) She summarized this perspective into simple and transferable models to structure thoughts and actions (it makes the journey easier, but not easy). 3) Kay is a role model for including the diversity in her life and work, even when it puts her away from her comfort zone. As peer reviewer, I have seen Kay’s mastery of her topic and inspiring incarnation as inclusive leader.”