Rhodes Perry, MPA (he/him) is a bestselling author, sought-after keynote speaker, and an award-winning social entrepreneur. Nationally recognized as a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) thought leader, he has 20 years of leadership experience having worked at the White House, the Department of Justice, and PFLAG National. Media outlets like Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and the Associated Press have featured his powerful work. He serves as the Founding CEO of Rhodes Perry Consulting, a global leadership and management consulting firm helping inclusive leaders build psychological safety, trust, and belonging at work. Rhodes also created and hosts the annual Belonging at Work Summit, a virtual DEI conference empowering inclusive leaders to build community, gain new skills, and recommit to building healthier workplace cultures. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Public Administration from New York University. He currently serves on the National LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce’s Transgender Inclusion Task Force, the Cascade AIDS Project’s Board of Directors, and on the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association’s Rainbow Community Task Force.