Darlene Slaughter Joins Linkage as Principal Consultant; Former Chief Diversity Officer to Chair Linkage’s Institute for Diversity & Inclusion

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Darlene Slaughter, former Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Fannie Mae, has joined Linkage as a Principal Consultant and Chair of Linkage’s Institute for Diversity & Inclusion™.

Darlene Slaughter

We are delighted to welcome Darlene Slaughter to the Linkage team. Darlene’s expertise will raise Linkage and our Institute for Leading Diversity & Inclusion to a new level and we are thrilled to have her with us.

Darlene Slaughter, former Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Fannie Mae, has joined Linkage as a Principal Consultant and Chair of Linkage’s Institute for Leading Diversity & Inclusion™. Ms. Slaughter brings over 20 years of experience in corporate business and is a frequent guest speaker and facilitator on topics that include change management, women’s initiatives, financial literacy, leadership development, employee resource groups and a variety of diversity and inclusion concepts.

“Working with Linkage is a wonderful blend of my passions: helping people to learn and grow in my work as a consultant and bringing together the best minds and ideas around diversity and inclusion through Linkage’s Institute,” says Ms. Slaughter. “Linkage’s Institute for Leading Diversity & Inclusion has been the premier event for D&I professionals for 15 years. I am elated for this opportunity to be more deeply involved in the program’s development.”

“We are delighted to welcome Darlene Slaughter to the Linkage team. Darlene’s expertise will raise Linkage and our Institute for Leading Diversity & Inclusion to a new level and we are thrilled to have her with us,” says Harley Ostis, President & CEO of Linkage.

As the former Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Fannie Mae, Ms. Slaughter was responsible for developing and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce through the implementation of a comprehensive and integrated diversity strategy that supported employees’ talents, perspectives, and experiences. In her new role, she will draw from that experience to empower others to lead more inclusively.

Over her career, Ms. Slaughter has been the recipient of many awards and honors including Savoy’s Top 100 Influential Women in Corporate America, Profiles in Diversity Journal’s Women Worth Watching™, Black Enterprise’s Top Executives in Diversity, Diversity Woman, and Heart and Soul Magazine’s Women of Substance in Finance.

Ms. Slaughter holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Howard University and a Master’s in Human Resources/Organizational Development from American University. She is a respected leader in the diversity field and has been active as a member of the Conference Board’s Diversity Council, Arlington Arts Center Board of Directors, and George Mason’s Diversity Conference.

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