SIA released yesterday its list of individuals who stand out by their actions and commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in their organizations and communities.

The DE&I Influencers — US and Canada list honors professionals, executives and leaders from the US and Canada whose hard work is moving the workforce solutions ecosystem forward. From introducing new models to jumpstart diversity hiring, starting firms and organizations to empower underrepresented communities — including BIPOC, LGBTQ, women and working mothers, and military veterans and spouses — to evangelizing via speaking gigs, books or podcasts, the list is a testament to those who have been advocating for others and having the tough conversations on DE&I. The list comprises individuals from buyer organizations, staffing firms and advisors to the ecoystem.

“Every day, the news delivers heartbreaking stories of inequalities, prejudices and violence in our society. The inaugural DE&I Influencers list is one step that SIA is taking to increase visibility around belonging, and around avenues for more inclusive work environments,” says Subadhra Sriram, Editor and Publisher, Media Products at SIA. “We are proud to draw attention to those professionals who are making strides in relation to diversity, equity and inclusion. These influencers are effecting change on a daily basis while carving a path for the workforce solutions ecosystem to follow.”

The full list and profiles for each influencer are available online.