Presenter: Brian McComak
Date: September 13
Representation is more than just checking a box. It’s a holistic reality that meets and values people right where they are. In the workshop we’ll look at the Four Lenses of Representation: People, Culture, Customers, and Community. Our goal at Hummingbird Humanity is to expand how representation is realized throughout the ecosystem of a company.
At Hummingbird Humanity (an LGBTQ+ company), we believe putting people first is essential to the success of any business. Historically, workplace diversity conversation has focused on whether women and people of color are present in an organization and its leadership. While it’s an important part of the conversation, it’s only the beginning. Welcome to our report on reframing representation.
Brian McComak is a consultant, speaker, author, and facilitator with over 25 years of experience in DEI, HR, culture, change management, internal communications, and employee experience. He is an openly gay man and a person with a disability who shares his lived experiences in the service of fostering workplaces where humans thrive.
Before starting Hummingbird Humanity, he was the Global Head of Inclusion for Tapestry – the home of Coach, Kate Spade & Stuart Weitzman – where he designed and launched the company’s DEI strategy. He put Tapestry ‘on the map’ as a great place for inclusion, earning recognition from the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, Women in the Workplace, and Forbes’ Best Places to Work for Diversity.
Brian has also worked in leadership roles at leading global companies: The Walt Disney Company, L’Oreal, and Christie’s Auction House. His experience spans a diverse variety of industries including fashion/retail, hospitality, and entertainment.