• Eddie Pate

  • SPEAKING AND CONSULTING, LLC.

Phone

+1-206-948-0900

Email

eddie@eddiepate-speaking.com

Address

Shoreline, Washington (near Seattle)

Hello, I’m
Eddie Pate, Ph.D

Speaker / I&D Consultant / I&D Executive Coach

Over 20 years of experience working across industries globally where I have transformed businesses in the realm of inclusion & diversity. As an operational executive, I have utilized my inspirational leadership style and skills to build organizations that understand the importance of reflecting the communities they serve, valuing diversity and diverse perspectives, having a global lens, and making inclusion paramount in achieving business success. My expertise lies in helping drive strategic focus on inclusion & diversity, cultural competence, and inclusive leadership & hiring to help individuals, teams & organizations thrive. My 20 year career journey took me through several northwest companies, Microsoft, Starbucks, Avanade, and Amazon..

What I do

Speaking

Topics: Overall Inclusion & Diversity, Cultural Competence, Inclusive Leadership, Inclusive Hiring, Systems approach to I&D strategy, Integrated Inclusion, Finding and Hiring Diversity Talent, Visualizing qualitative and quantitative data approaches, scorecards, assessment, and impact.

Consulting

Topics: Overall Inclusion & Diversity, Cultural Competence, Inclusive Leadership, Inclusive Hiring, Systems approach to I&D strategy, Integrated Inclusion, Finding and Hiring Diversity Talent, The life cycle approach to ID—Attract, Develop, Keep, & Engage, Thinking through qualitative and quantitative data approaches, scorecards, assessment, and impact, Leadership accountability and involvement.

Executive Coaching & Guidance

Topics: I&D Philosophy and Strategic Approaches, Leadership accountability and involvement, Establishing an organizational I&D “stake in the sand;” I&D personal brand, Thinking about I&D Globally.

Inclusion does Inspire Innovation, but it needs to be intentional,
integrated, real, and systemic to have true impact!

-Eddie Pate

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Skills

• Speaking: Keynotes.

• Panel participation and facilitation, 1-1 Fireside Chats.

• I&D Podcasts

• Conceptualizing Data tools, qualitative and quantitative data assessment

• Leadership and Executive I&D coaching/guidance

• I&D Strategy development

• Inclusive Leadership and Hiring training

Skills

Speaking: Keynotes.

• Panel participation and facilitation, 1-1 Fireside Chats.

• I&D Podcasts

• Conceptualizing Data tools, qualitative and quantitative data assessment

• Leadership and Executive I&D coaching/guidance

• I&D Strategy development

• Inclusive Leadership and Hiring training

Education

  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    Ph.D. Sociology, Comparative Race & Ethnic Relations and Social Psychology

  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

    M.A. Sociology

  • Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

    M.A., Sociology

  • Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

    B.S., Wildlife Management

Work History

  • 2020

    Present

    Eddie Pate Speaking and Consulting, LLC.

    Founder and Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer

  • 2016
    2020

    Amazon Corporation.

    Director of Inclusion & Diversity for World Wide Operations Globally

  • 2011
    2016

    Avanade Inc.

    Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion

  • 2008
    2011

    Pate Consulting.

    Founder and Chief Diversity Officer

  • 2006
    2008

    Starbucks Coffee Company.

    Director of Diversity & Inclusion

  • 2000
    2006

    Microsoft Corporation.

    Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion

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Giving Back

  • PRIDE INDUSTRIES — People with Disabilities Advisor

    Trulli
    Unprecedented group of national and global executives are joining the disability movement, the result will be shared value for the fortune 500 while we reduce the unemployment rate for people with disabilities. Thank you in advance to each one of these courageous champions who decided to join our team. It's just the beginning.
  • Member of the Council of Advocates at The King Center—The Center for Nonviolent Social Change

    Trulli Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century.The King Center is a 501(c)3. Nearly a million people each year make pilgrimage to the National Historic Site to learn, be inspired and pay their respects to Dr. King’s legacy.
    Both a traditional memorial and programmatic nonprofit, the King Center was envisioned by its founder to be “no dead monument, but a living memorial filled with all the vitality that was his, a center of human endeavor, committed to the causes for which he lived and died.” That vision was carried out through educational and community programs until Mrs. King’s retirement in the mid-1990’s, and today it’s being revitalized.
    As we move into the second decade of the 21st century, the King Center is embarking on a major transformation into a more energetically-engaged educational and social change institution. Supported by our Board of Directors and an infusion of new thinking, the King Center is dedicated to ensuring that the King legacy not only remains relevant and viable, but is effectively leveraged for positive social impact.
    In short, the King Center is repositioning to meet the challenges and opportunities of today. Squarely-focused on serving as both a local and global resource, the King Center is dedicated to educating the world on the life, legacy and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., inspiring new generations to carry forward his unfinished work, strengthen causes and empower change-makers who are continuing his efforts today.
  • Host of the I&D Podcast

    Host of the Microsoft Alumni Network Podcast program—Beyond the Blue Badge on Inclusion & Diversity.
  • Board of Director

    Board member of the Institute for Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion (i4sdi)
    Board of directors (i4sdi)

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