Beyond Diversity and Bias Training: Building Intersectional Race Equity in Hiring Systems – Returning in 2023!

This session is for Human Resources teams, hiring managers, and decision-makers seeking to transform hiring authentically without tokenizing historically marginalized candidates and staff.


Organizations often begin their equity journeys with enhanced hiring, yet struggle with how to fully embed equity not just diversity in the process, how to build systems of accountability that translate intent to action, and how to transform hiring authentically without tokenizing historically marginalized candidates and staff. This workshop will support participants with:

Desired outcomes

  • Enhanced alignment on why an explicit process to center race+ equity, beyond diversity, in hiring is needed;
  • Identification of critical choice-points to integrate equity considerations meaningfully through the hiring life cycle; and
  • Engagement with protocols and tools to interrupt systemic bias in the hiring process, assess candidates with an equity lens, pause for consideration of equity impacts, and hold decision-makers accountable for equity considerations.

The workshop will also offer participants a hiring protocol resource, including a customizable rubric to adapt for candidate interviews.

Ideal Participants

Human Resources teams, hiring managers, and decision-makers. Though not required, we encourage organizations to send at least 3 team members to attend the workshop together, so they can translate the learning and resources into practice in their organizations.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email

Upcoming Workshops and Cost

Equity in the Center updated service pricing to a tiered pricing model in April 2022 to better align with best practices among equity-focused organizations. We ask that organizations purchasing tickets on behalf of their staff purchase tickets in the tier that aligns with your organizational budget and sector. For individuals purchasing tickets for themselves, we ask that those with greater privilege purchase tickets at the higher end, which will allow individuals with historically less access to wealth, disproportionately BIPOC folks, to pay the lower fees.

Refund PolicyApply for a Partial Individual Scholarship

Webinar Cost: $150

This workshop will return in 2023!


Fiona Kanagasingam, Co-Founder, BIPOC Project

     Fiona is an organizational development and equity strategist with 20 years of experience. She has managed change and scaled impact across multiple sectors as both a consultant and executive leader, most recently at Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, where she designed and led the organization’s strategy to center equity across all operations and programs. The approach she led is regarded as a model for Planned Parenthood nationally, and has been publicly recognized: How Planned Parenthood of Greater NY Defanged Conservatives and Strengthened Its Mission | The Racial Reckoning Inside Planned Parenthood. Previously, Fiona was a senior leader at Community Resource Exchange (CRE) where she led engagements focused on strategic planning, equity, leadership development, team effectiveness, and change management for funders, nonprofits, and higher education, and public sector organizations. She built and scaled CRE’s Equity and Inclusion practice to one of the firm’s largest, and launched CRE’s own internal racial equity transformation process.

     Her approach to advancing change and justice has been shaped by foundational experiences globally, as a senior leader in higher education where she launched a nationally groundbreaking methodology for dialogue on race, politics and identity in her country of origin, Singapore; as an advisor to large global corporations on organizational assessment and change; and as a counselor working directly with families impacted by violence.

     Fiona received her BA from Columbia University in Comparative Politics with a concentration in Gender Studies, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, her Master in Counseling from Monash University in Australia, and her Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University. She is also a certified executive coach. Learn more about her experience on LinkedIn.