The Diversity Gap

Building Equity from the Ground Up with Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson

Episode Summary

In this incredible conversation, Bethaney interviews Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson, the Founder and CEO of Disruptive Equity Education Project, or DEEP. Bethaney and Darnisa talk about contextualizing our racial identities, the journey from diversity to equity, how leaders adequately build towards a more equitable future, and about the challenges and opportunities of creating a truly equitable social enterprise. Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson is an educational and racial equity strategist that is deeply committed to the study of culture; innovation; and adult development. Since earning her master’s degree in Anthropology from Brandeis University, and her doctorate from Harvard’s Educational Leadership Doctorate (Ed.L.D.), Dr. Amante-Jackson has honed her knowledge of culture and adult development to transform organizational and school cultures on issues of equity; change management and re-design. Dr. Amante-Jackson currently serves as the CEO of The Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP) and as system level leadership lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

Episode Notes

Learn more about DEEP:

The Diversity Gap is a two-year exploration into the gap between good intentions and good impact. You can learn more at You can also follow along on Instagram @thediversitygap or on Facebook!

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