How to become an Inclusive Leader

Title: How to become an Inclusive Leader

When: September 16, 2022 2:00 – 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Facilitator:  Dr. Meagan Pollock


Belonging and being valued are fundamental human needs. Inclusive leadership helps address these two crucial needs and enhances performance, collaboration, attendance, and reduces turnover. This life skill is helpful for everyone, yet it is imperative to create cultures, schools, teams, and organizations that drive equitable outcomes for historically marginalized and minoritized people. This talk examines a four-part, iterative, reflective, and reflexive framework for developing into an inclusive leader.

Learning objectives

  1. Participants will reflect on what inclusive leadership means.
  2.  Participants will explore a four-part, iterative process for becoming an inclusive leader.
  3.  Participants will leave with strategies and resources to help others develop into an inclusive leader.

Video Recording

Additional Resources

Facilitator Bio


Meagan Pollock

Dr. Meagan Pollock began her career playing with light projection on tiny microscopic mirrors as an engineer for Texas Instruments. Through her company, Engineer Inclusion, she now utilizes metaphorical projectors and mirrors to shine a light on micro and macro social systems that, when adjusted, improve student and employee success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. A TEDx speaker, author, and a past recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Meagan holds a PhD in engineering education from Purdue University, an MS in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University, and a BS in computer science from Texas Woman’s University. As an engineer turned educator, Meagan focuses on helping others intentionally engineer inclusion™ in education and the workforce.