Wendy Amengual Wark, is the Founding Partner of Inclusion Strategy Solutions LLC, an MWBE certified consulting firm that helps leaders at corporations, academic institutions, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and internationally to advance their organization’s missions through a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.

Wendy has been a thought leader in the field of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in the public, private, non-profit, and academic sectors for more than 25 years. Wendy is in demand as a speaker and presenter and is the author of the blog “The Evolution of Inclusion.”

As a native New Yorker and white-presenting, multiracial descendant of Puerto Rico and Ireland, Wendy has long considered herself to be a spy in the house of racism. Her personal and professional experiences have inspired her to dedicate her life to accomplishing her personal mission: making manifest the value of all people.

Key Accomplishments:

  • U.S. EEOC: Technical Advisor (Sexual Harassment Prevention, the American with Disabilities Act)
  • New York City Commission on the Status of Women: Executive Director
  • New York City Women’s Sexual Harassment Task Force: Member
  • United Nation’s Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, China: New York City’s Liaison
  • Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University: Lecturer (Sexual Harassment Prevention, EEO, the American with Disabilities Act, Human Resources)
  • New York City Department of Transportation: EEO Officer
  • MTA Metro-North Railroad: EEO Officer
  • FedEx Freight: Diversity Manager
  • Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women: Co-President
  • PowHer New York (Pay Equity Non-Profit Consortium), Inaugural First Vice President of the Board
  • United State of Women Summit: Nominated ChangeMaker
  • United Nation Women’s Training Roster for Gender Equality: Member
  • SHRM’s Diversity and Inclusion Standards Taskforce: Voting Member
  • The Tri-State Diversity Council: Board Member

Wendy has studied at Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; the City College of New York, City University of New York; and the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England achieving high academic honors, including Phi Beta Kappa and a Ford Foundation Fellowship.

Connect with Wendy: Wendy@InclusionStrategy.com .

Keep up to date with Wendy at linkedin.com and Twitter (@Inclusion_Strat).

Select Presentations:

  • New York City Bar Association Road Show, 2018: “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Lawyer Well-Being in the Legal Profession”
  • 8th Annual Tri-State Diversity & Leadership Conference, 2018: “Inclusion: The Source of Innovation”
  • NYS Bar Assiciation Roadshow, Richmond County Bar Association, 2018: “Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias / Navigating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession”
  • National Diversity Council, 2017: “How to Include White Men in the Conversation: Overcoming Barriers to Inclusion”
  • Network & Affinity Leadership Conference East, 2017: “Measure the Success of ERGs”
  • Fire Department of New York City, 2017: “Lasting foundations of change & Transformation”
  • Brooklyn College, 2017: “Stand Against Hate”
  • Not-For-Profit Leadership Summit XV, 2017: “Unconscious Bias: Overcoming Barriers to Inclusion”
  • New York University, 2017: “Leadership and Team Building”
  • Tri-State Diversity Council, 2017: “From Global to Local: It is Never too Soon to Create Sustainable Inclusion”
  • YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, 2017: “Unconscious Bias III: Courageous Conversations”
  • What’s Best & What’s Next for EEO, Diversity & Inclusion in the Public Sector? A Colloquium on Workplace, Workforce & Community, 2016: “What’s Next?”
  • New York University, 2016: “Leading Global Organizations from the Perspective of Diversity and Inclusion”
  • Tri-State Diversity & Leadership Conference, 2016: “Exploring Multi-Generational Work Styles to Optimize Collaboration”
  • United State of Women Summit, 2016: Nominated ChangeMaker, “Workplace and Gender Diversity”
  • Network & Affinity Leadership Conference East, 2016: “TALENT / CAREER / CULTURE: ERG Leadership Strategies for Project Management”
  • Best Practices in Campus and Diversity Recruiting, Brooklyn College, 2016 – Keynote Speaker: “Recruitment & Retention Best Practices: Intentionally Including Diverse Employees in Your Organization’s Plan for Success”
  • New York Diversity Council Meeting, 2016: “Recognizing Unconscious Bias: The First Step to Creating Intentional Inclusion”
  • Tri-State Diversity & Leadership Conference, 2015: Panel Moderator, “LGBT-Allies Roundtable”
  • MultiCultural Women’s Conference, 2015: Moderator, “Framing Cross-Race Conversations”
  • Network & Affinity Leadership Conference, 2015: Moderator, “Gaining & Maintaining Middle Manager Support”
  • Tri-State Diversity Council New York Diversity Council Meeting, 2015: Presenter, “Stealth Inclusion: How to successfully engage all members of your organization in the process of creating organizational inclusion”
  • NYS MWBE Forum, 2014: “How to Be An Effective Leader: Self-Management”
  • NYS PowHER, 2014: “Representation at All Tables”
  • Groundbreaking Women in Construction, 2014: Panelist, “Navigating Stereotypes: Finding Success in a Male-Dominated Industry”
  • Diversity Best Practice’s Network & Affinity Leadership Congress – New York, 2014: “Creating an Infrastructure to Support Alignment/Collaboration Across Multiple Locations”
  • Tri-State Diversity Council – New York Diversity Council Meeting, 2014: “3 Ways to Help Your Leaders Get the Benefit of Diversity & Inclusion”
  • Diversity Best Practice’s Network & Affinity Leadership Congress – New York, 2013: “Driving Innovation for Greater Business Results”
  • Women in Leadership Summit, 2012: “Purpose, Passion, and Performance — A New Era”
  • Multicultural Women’s Conference, 2011: “Women of Mixed Race Roundtable.”
  • Women’s Transportation Seminar – GNY 5th Annual Diversity and Professional Development Conference, 2011: “Surviving a Tough Economy: A Dialogue Among Public and Private Sector Leaders”
  • FXConferences, Audio Conference, 2011: “Building & Managing Cross-Cultural Teams in the Medical Field”
  • Synergos Speakers Series, 2009: “Increase Corporate Success by Optimizing Your Most Valuable Assets: People!”
  • 2008 Annual Dallas HR: (an affiliate of SHRM) Diversity Conference: “HR at the Crosscurrents of Inclusion”
  • ASTD Annual Conference, 2008: “Effective Diversity Management Education”
  • ASTD Silicon Valley, 2008: “The Evolution of Inclusion”
  • Young Non-Profit Professionals Network, 2007: “Workplace Diversity & Inclusion: Why it Matters to You”
  • Diversity Leadership Symposium, 2007: “What Is Diversity Education?” & “Diversity Steering Committee Alignment”
  • Urban League of San Diego’s Diversity Summit, 2007: “How to Create Truly Effective Diversity Councils”
  • The Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity, 2007: “Making Diversity Councils That Are Sustainable”
  • New York University Annual Interdisciplinary Conference Reaching Back to the Future: Feminist Studies in the 1990s: “The Feminist Dialectic Women in the Workplace and the Academy”