Lori Nishiura Mackenzie is a speaker, researcher and change agent in diversity, equity and inclusion. She is co-founder of the Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab, which creates impact research to understand the barriers to women’s advancement in order to build more inclusive workplaces and empower change agents. Lori is also lead strategist, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Working with colleagues across GSB, Lori fosters a “small wins” approach to change by supporting colleagues to take bold yet doable actions.
Lori was featured as one of the BBC’s 100 Women and in the award-winning documentary, bias. Lori is the recipient of the 2019 CEDAW Award for Education, from the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, and her team’s work at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research was recognized with the 2019 Stanford President's Awards for Excellence Through Diversity. Her work has been published in the Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, BBC, San Francisco Chronicle, and brand eins. Lori brings 20 years of experience at companies including Procter & Gamble, Apple, eBay and PayPal. She is a board member of the Alliance for Girls and Watermark and an advisor to the Women’s Startup Lab and the Center for Institutional Courage. She has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.