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Keynote Speaker

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Kay Iwata

President of K. Iwata Associates, Inc.


Kay is an internationally recognized and respected management consultant. She brings over 30 years of experience in strategic planning, assessment, training and development, executive coaching, DEI leadership and management development. Kay has extensive experience in assessing organizational culture and developing strategic plans, change processes and interventions to transform organizations. She has been actively involved in all phases of implementation including systems design and training.


K. Iwata Associates, Inc. sponsored and directed a groundbreaking research project to identify the characteristics of diversity competent leaders and managers.  This research has added to the field in terms of knowledge and tools to increase DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) competence in organizations.  The findings of the research are found in her book, The POWER of Diversity: Five Essential Competencies for Leading a Diverse Workforce

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