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Workplace utopia is about conceptualizing the ideal workplace environment for all individuals and working towards making it a reality. This concept relies heavily on the belief that the workplace is an ecosystem with different participants and contributors, but in the end- all deserve to have the experience that makes them feel happy, valued and respected.

“My workplace utopia is one where humanity is elevated, uniqueness is celebrated and strengths are leveraged for individual and collective success”

                                                           - Dr. Ella F. Washington 

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For nearly two decades, Dr. Ella F. Washington, an organizational psychologist, has been devoted to advancing her mission of "Elevating Humanity in the Workplace." A distinguished authority on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), she serves as the Founder and CEO of Ellavate Solutions, an organization committed to integrated DEI strategies, where she leads efforts to foster healthier, more equitable work environments.


Alongside her role as a Professor of Practice at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Dr. Washington is a sought-after consultant, speaker, and authority on workplace dynamics. Her expertise spans a spectrum, addressing issues such as gender equality, diversity, and the cultivation of inclusive corporate cultures.


In her forthcoming book, "Unspoken," Dr. Washington directly assists individuals navigating the challenges of corporate environments. By decoding the implicit rules governing these spaces, she empowers them to overcome obstacles and fulfill their career aspirations.

Her first publication, "The Necessary Journey: Making Real Progress on Equity and Inclusion," underscores her dedication to transformative change in workplaces. Recognized for her pedagogical excellence, Dr. Washington has garnered accolades such as the Excellence in Teaching 2021 award and inclusion in Poet and Quants' 40 under 40 MBA Professors in 2023.


Moreover, Dr. Washington's commitment extends beyond academia and business. As the Founder of the Ellavate Charity Foundation, she channels her passion for social impact through free webinars, community programs, and research initiatives. Previously, she spearheaded Gallup’s Diversity and Inclusion practice and co-hosted the Center of Black Voices Cultural Competence Podcast. Residing in Washington, D.C., Dr. Washington continues to shape the discourse on inclusive workplaces through her multifaceted roles and endeavors.

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As you support my latest work, there are many ways to continue to engage.

Intimate Book Signings & Events

I’d love to come to you virtually or in-person (schedule permitting) to connect with your audience to share more about the book and an opportunity for participants to receive signed copies.

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Interactive Panel Discussions & Facilitation

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I have connected with numerous podcasts and media outlets to provide commentary, perspective and expertise on a number of topics included in my body of work as well as on current events. I am always happy to connect with thought leaders and contribute to meaningful dialogues.  


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