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Dr. Akilah Cadet      

Founder & CEO of Change Cadet, A Consulting Firm Helping to Drive Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Dr. Akilah Cadet is the founder and CEO of Change Cadet, a consulting firm helping to drive equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace.

As a young Black woman, Dr. Cadet has experienced judgment, "isms," and numerous barriers in the workplace over the course of her career. One day, she wondered how she could help to change that, and Change Cadet was born. Cadet, her last name, is a French term that means "soldier." Change Cadet prepares individuals and companies to be soldiers of change in the workforce so there can be more women and people of color at the top. She wants everyone to feel empowered in their career. To accomplish this, she provides people and companies with services that support anti-racism, diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging (DEIB), including executive coaching, strategic planning, facilitation, and crisis recovery. She advises tech startups from concept to staffing, facilitates strategic workshops, coaches leaders, and speaks at various engagements.

Dr. Cadet knows the only way to achieve the goal of true inclusiveness in the workplace is to work with, coach, and speak to as many companies and individuals as possible. She wants Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) to know they have something special to contribute to their workplaces, and for companies to truly recognize the value of their employees.

Dr. Cadet has over 15 years of experience in management and building successful projects, teams, and leaders in the public and private sectors. She has worked on federal, state, and privately funded multimillion-dollar projects ranging from public health/healthcare to education. She has spent an extensive part of her career designing training, coaching executives, and informing systematic change to improve the workforce experience for large organizations.

Dr. Cadet holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Education in Community Based Public Health, a Master of Public Health, and a Doctorate of Health Sciences in Leadership and Organizational Behavior.

Dr. Cadet lives in Oakland, California, and is passionate about Beyoncé and great shoes.


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