November 3, 2021

It’s More Than Just a Name, with Hope Scheeler

Episode 104:

It’s More Than Just a Name: Starting Out in DEI Practice

What You Will Learn:

  • How Hope transitioned her career from mechanical engineering to a brand new career in DEI practice
  • Why Hope found her passion in making things better and affecting change, and why she chose to leave her engineering role behind to focus on DEI full time
  • What challenges Hope faced and unexpected surprises she has experienced as a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practitioner
  • How working with an outstanding mentor helped guide Hope’s career and gave her a better understanding of the career path
  • Why many of the leaders Hope has worked with started with the Diversity piece, and why she believes that we should focus more on Equity and Inclusion
  • How Hope pushed through feelings of overwhelm when she first moved into her new role, and why she is passionate about always continuing to learn
  • What advice Hope has for new practitioners and anyone interested in becoming certified in DEI practice

DEI Practice

About Hope Scheeler

Hope Scheeler is a self-proclaimed cultural engineer who helps organizations create inclusive, equitable, culturally competent workforces and workplaces. A mechanical engineer by training, she chooses to apply the problem-solving principles of STEM to people and cultures in the field and personal life-calling of Diversity & Inclusion. Her scientific background helps her utilize Lean Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement, and Project Management to drive sustainable results founded in data and analysis. Hope is currently a senior program manager on the D&I team at Riot Games, where she’s working to drive meaningful change in the gaming and entertainment industry.

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