Executive Speaker: Dani Monroe

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Dani Monroe has connected the dots for organizations over her 30+ year career. She has focused on the disciplines of leadership, diversity, and inclusion—thus successfully helping C-suite executives in Fortune 100 companies leverage untapped talent as a competitive advantage, and incorporate business practices that lead to innovation and effectiveness.  Monroe now holds the position of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Partners HealthCare, the largest healthcare organization in Massachusetts. She also maintains leadership of her private consulting firm Center Focus International, one of the top global diversity and talent development practices in the U.S.


At Partners, Monroe is responsible for the development and implementation of an innovative diversity and inclusion strategy. Partners HealthCare is an integrated health system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital that employs over 64,000 people, across twenty-seven medical systems.  


Monroe also offers leadership on several industry and state boards. In 2012, Governor Deval Patrick appointed Monroe to the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women. She has also co-chaired East Carolina University’s National Leadership Advisory Council in addition to participating as a keynote speaker for several national and international diversity and inclusion-focused conferences.

Her published book, Untapped Talent: Unleashing the Power of the Hidden Workforce (Palgrave Macmillan, April 2013) has received excellent reviews in national and international media. She has received other business and community related recognitions, including the prestigious YWCA Academy of Women Achievers Award and the Boston Business Journal, Lifetime Achievement Award in Diversity.

Monroe holds a master’s degree in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Business. Today, she creates the learning models for companies and leaders to find new success.