We’re excited to announce that Ruth C. White, PhD, MPH, MSW has joined the Carbon Five team as Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).
In her new role, Dr. White will lead the development and implementation of DEI strategy and programming at Carbon Five. She will work closely with leadership and the greater team to develop a sustainable and enduring plan that will help our company grow as a diverse and equitable workplace. Dr. White will play a critical role implementing tactical DEI initiatives across all dimensions of Carbon Five’s operations. This includes the examination of recruitment, management practices, marketing, social events, and more.
“We’re so excited to have Dr. White join the team to help lead our DEI efforts. Her experience, skill and enthusiasm are a perfect fit,” shared Michael Wynholds, Partner and CEO of Carbon Five. “We are continuing to make concrete commitments towards fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion at Carbon Five. We recognize that our growth is in-flight and are excited to have Dr. White guide us forward with systemic, process-based solutions. I’m really looking forward to working with her.”
Dr. White brings over three decades of experience as a DEI consultant and mental health advocate. Prior to joining Carbon Five, she taught at the University of Southern California as a clinical associate professor of social work. She is author of The Stress Management Workbook: De-stress in 10 minutes or less and Everyday Stress Relief: Essential techniques to boost resiliency and improve your health. During the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. White has become a frequent mental wellness advisor for KRON4 TV Bay Area Morning Buzz.
“I am excited to start my corporate DEI career with Carbon Five,” shared Dr. White. “I look forward to leading our efforts to create a culture in which we continually ask, ‘Who is not here? Why are they not here? What will we do to bring them here? And how do we make them feel as if they belong when they get here?’. ”
Stay tuned on our blog for updates on our latest DEI initiatives coming soon. In the meantime, you can follow Dr. White on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Welcome to the team, Dr. White!