Raël Nelson James

Director, diversity, equity and inclusion for The Bridgespan Group


With a background in recruiting, fundraising,  and program management, James leads The Bridgespan Group’s commitment to reflecting the diversity of its clients and their beneficiaries.

Bridgespan is a nonprofit adviser and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists.

I do a lot of expertise requests on how to get started on one’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) journey. One thing people always want to know is how to convince skeptics or detractors to get on board with the journey and move toward shared equity goals.

Raël Nelson James
LOCATION: Washington, D.C., and New York
TOPICS: Diversity, equity, inclusion, serving the underserved

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