Led by scholar-practitioner Ahmmad Brown, Equity Based Dialogue for Inclusion (EBDI, “ebb-dee”) delivers advisory services and conducts applied research for organizations that are ready to join a broader movement welcoming diversity and fostering equity and inclusion.
Beyond these core services, EBDI works with partner organizations to provide tailored and comprehensive support to clients that support sustained DEI success.
See the range of EBDI's clientele and read testimonials from past clients here.
Ahmmad works with client-partners to design engagements that support their diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. His approach to DEI integrates theoretical and methodological best practices from the academic literature, as well as narrative development and storytelling techniques. With EBDI, Ahmmad has worked directly with more than two dozen client-partners across the private, non-profit, and public sectors and has supported EBDI’s external research. His thought leadership appears in Forbes.
Prior to EBDI, Ahmmad was a consultant with The Bridgespan Group and served as the Diversity Recruitment Director at Williams College, where he defined institutional
priorities with the College’s senior administration, and led efforts for the recruitment of first-generation, low-income and BIPOC populations.
In addition to leading EBDI, Ahmmad is an assistant professor at Northwestern's master’s and executive programs in learning and organization change, where he leads the Leading Equity and Inclusion in Organizations Certificate (LEIOC) program. He also serves on Merit America's board of directors.
Ahmmad received a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University and holds an MBA and MA in Education from Stanford University, and a BA in Sociology & Anthropology and Japanese from Swarthmore College.