Eddie Pate and Jonathan Stutz with Tyrah Majors — 'Daily Practices of Inclusive Leaders: A Guide to Building a Culture of Belonging'

True inclusion happens when leaders stop relying on HR practitioners to own full responsibility for DEI initiatives. The small, intentional daily leadership practices in this book are the key to creating truly inclusive organizations.


Third Place Books welcomes Eddie Pate and Jonathan Stutz to our Lake Forest Park store! Pate and Stutz will be discussing their new book, Daily Practices of Inclusive Leaders: A Guide to Building a Culture of Belonging, and will be joined in conversation by KOMO-TV anchor and children's book author Tyrah Majors. This event is free and open to the public.

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About Daily Practices of Inclusive Leaders. . .

Diversity and inclusion training and books have flooded the market, but the gap between what is promised and what is delivered is beginning to undermine the progress that has been made.

There are millions of people who strive to make a difference in workplace diversity and inclusion. And with this practical, leader-friendly framework, Daily Practices of Inclusive Leaders will equip readers with the actionable tools they’ve been searching for.

Leaders will learn:
●      Why they are the key to inclusion
●      Insights for the lifelong journey
●      Successful practices they can start today
●      And more

With the era of big DEI coming to an end, leaders will make big strides through small daily changes in their processes that lead to creating an inclusive workplace culture. With this toolkit of actions, activities, and tactics leaders will become the foundation of diversity and inclusion in their organization.


Praise for Daily Practices of Inclusive Leaders. . .

“Pate and Stutz offer simple practices of inclusion that can be used by all leaders at all levels of experience and infused into recruiting, hiring, retention, and succession planning. I found so many good solutions in this book . . . easy to implement and will resonate with our managers.”
Alison Francis, Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President, Costco Wholesale Corporation

“Pate and Stutz provide compelling and useful daily practices that help leaders drive the impact so many find frustratingly elusive. They provide a road map for ‘driving impact that starts small and grows into a remarkable force for change.’”
Dr. Debra Meyerson, author of Tempered Radicals and Professor, Stanford University

“What incredibly impactful guidance for leaders at this time! Eddie Pate and Jonathan Stutz capture the essence of the practice of inclusion for leaders—those ‘small impactful actions.’”
Barbara Deane, Codirector, Institute for Sustainable Diversity & Inclusion, and associate editor of Diversity at Work

Daily Practices of Inclusive Leaders contains the cheat codes for navigating a wide variety of human variables—from examining how individuals react and respond to situations to understanding how centuries of oppression and conditioning can dictate how we treat one another. This book puts all the human dynamics and variables into perspective for me."
Randy Massengale, former Director of Diversity, Microsoft Corporation

Eddie Pate, PhD (he/him/his), writes about inclusion, diversity, and equity (ID&E). He has a doctorate in sociology from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in wildlife management from Humboldt State University, where he is a member of its athletic Hall of Fame for football. Eddie has spent seventeen years doing ID&E work for Microsoft, Starbucks, Avanade, and Amazon, primarily in leadership roles. He has also spent six years doing ID&E speaking and consulting via his consulting practice, Eddie Pate Speaking and Consulting; he is a sought-after speaker, facilitator, and guide who delivers in a way that speaks directly to everyone in the room. Eddie is a board member for the Institute for Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion and a member of the Microsoft Alumni Network board of trustees. He’s married to Valeri with two kids, Karley and Arthur, and loves family above all. He is a dog person and loves traveling, photography, animals, and the natural world. He loves both time in the weight room and time spent staring reflectively at any body of water. He is inspired by good humans, empathy, diversity, global cultural differences, and the passion people show for peace, awareness, and empathy.

Jonathan Stutz, MA (he/him/his), is the founder and president for Global Diversity Partners Inc. He has over 25 years’ experience working in leading-edge companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Zulily. Jonathan led Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (ID&E) for four international businesses within Amazon’s Worldwide Operations group. At Microsoft, he led ID&E for the Worldwide Sales and Support group and later the Worldwide Operations group. Jonathan also came to lead the Global Readiness team ensuring Microsoft products were politically, culturally, and geographically appropriate in markets across the world. As a community leader, Jonathan serves on the board of trustees for Youth Eastside Services, a nonprofit for youth and families supporting behavioral health and substance issues in Bellevue, WA. He has served as a human services commissioner for the cities of Bellevue and Kirkland, Washington. Jonathan earned his M.A. from City University of Seattle and his B.A. in political science from the University of Washington. He is passionate about running, hiking, and spending as much time as possible with friends, family, and his English Creme Golden Retriever, Simon. Born in Toronto, Canada, Jonathan spent formative years in Atlanta, Georgia, and Mercer Island, Washington. Today, Jonathan and his wife, Stacie, have two adult daughters, and split time between Kirkland and Palm Desert, California.

Born and raised in San Diego, California, Tyrah Majors is an award-winning journalist, university professor, and author of children's book Grammy and Me. Currently, Majors is an anchor/reporter at KOMO News, the ABC News affiliate in Seattle, WA where she anchors and reports news, traffic and started a digital show 'Sound On.' She also has her own franchise, "Hometown Connections." Prior to joining the KOMO team she was a morning news reporter at CBS/FOX Bakersfield, where she provided breaking news reports from the ground of various national events to local, community stories. Her love for journalism expanded through roles at NBC 4 Los Angeles, NBC 7 San Diego, FOX 5 San Diego, and a few entertainment news outlets. Majors holds a bachelors degree in Journalism from California State University, Fullerton, and a Master of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California. She also created a digital talk show, "Major Moves with Tyrah Majors," highlighting millennial entrepreneurs. In her free time, she loves to hang with her family, go to the beach and try new restaurants. 

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