Patrice M. Palmer (they/them/their) stands out as a distinguished academic and passionate advocate for inclusion. They currently hold multiple roles: Assistant Dean, Director of JEDI initiatives, and teaching faculty in the Department of Management. Patrice’s unwavering dedication to fostering inclusivity is evident both within and outside the academic sphere. Their innovative doctoral research at Baylor University delves into the strategic application of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in the Northern Colorado brewing industry as powerful tools for change management. Expanding beyond academia, Patrice, as the Chief Equity Officer for DiversityWorks Group, has significantly impacted a wide array of industries, from private equity to the world of Broadway. At their core, Patrice is a masterful storyteller, firmly believing that meaningful conversations spark true innovation and creativity.