Hello, I'm Susan.
Cultural change catalyst &
With compassion and an open mind, Susan Long-Walsh (she/her) is committed to providing knowledge to advance social justice and create change in the workplace and beyond.
Founder and CEO of Susan Long-Walsh & Associates (SLWA), an equity consulting and service provider, Susan partners with leaders willing to take meaningful action to create long-lasting systemic change to address racial injustice and inequity.
Susan is a creative builder of capabilities and a sought-after speaker. Her leadership skill set enables her to connect deeply with people, which drives positive outcomes. Susan developed strategic equity and belonging initiatives that addressed the root causes and changed the face of leadership at organizations, including Microsoft, Starbucks, AT&T, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
“I work with leaders to move their cultures toward creating a sense of belonging and inclusivity for all.”
-Susan Long-Walsh, TEDx Talk on “The Path to Building an Anti-Racist Workplace”
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Recognition Outstanding Contribution to Diversity
Untapped Top DEIB Leaders “Walk the Walk” Award
Canvas 100 DEI Leaders to Follow
The Business Report Inclusion Card
Susan designed and curated The Business Report Inclusion Card, TheBRIC™—a framework to support one of our country's most significant leadership challenges: moving beyond words to tangible actions to center equity within organizations, communities, and society.
Her TEDx Talk, "The Path to Building an Anti-Racist Workplace," exemplifies Susan's deep knowledge and incredible insights. Genuinely disturbed by ongoing inequities in the workplace and dependable in addressing them, she delivers a critical message about the crossroads organizations are in and the courage needed to move from rhetoric to action and do this vital work.
Susan is a gifted storyteller who connects with her audience and guest speakers. A compelling keynote speaker to Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, multiple minorities and women’s groups, MBA programs, and more, she delivers insightful talks that provide unique messages, ideas, and actionable content to get in ‘good trouble’ right along with her! You can read some testimonials below!
“I’ve found her to be fearless to tell the truth of the matter, whether good or terribly missing the mark. And while sometimes the reality can be tough indeed, Susan builds trust and a partnership, preparing and supporting leaders to galvanize an organization towards inclusivity and belonging.”
-President of Business Group, Fortune 50 Company.