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Dismantling White Supremacy, with Dr. Akilah Cadet

Episode 111

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Dr. Akilah Cadet is the Founder and CEO of Change Cadet, an organizational development consulting firm that offers services that support embedding belonging into overall company culture, identity and strategy. As a Forbes Next 1000 Entrepreneur her work is behind some of the biggest brands you use everyday. Dismantling white supremacy through storytelling is at the core of her work as a leader, speaker, creative director, producer, writer, editor, co-owner of the Oakland Roots and Soul soccer teams, and author of White Supremacy is All Around: Notes From a Black Disabled Woman in a White World. She literally has all the degrees, lives in and loves Oakland, CA, celebrates her disability, is a proud Beyoncé advocate, and has an incredible shoe game.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How to be an accomplice instead of an ally
  • How public entities have entitled private entities to backpedal their approach to DEI
  • How hiring great people still requires a DEI approach
  • Why diversity is a numbers game that favors diversity
  • How we can work to dismantle build equality every day


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