We are extremely proud of our existing Equity Fluent Leaders and think that sharing their stories is a helpful way of understanding what Equity Fluent Leadership is all about. In October 2021, at our annual EGALApalooza event, we awarded Om Chitale, MBA ’18, the school’s first Equity Fluent Leadership award for championing diversity and inclusion initiatives at Haas and beyond. Since then, we have consecutively awarded bold leaders the EFL Award each year at EGALapalooza, including our 2022 winner, Cristy Johnston Limon, EMBA ‘16, and our most recent 2023 awardee, Liz Koenig, MBA ‘18.
The winners of the EFL Award exemplify everything we think of when we think of an Equity Fluent Leader—bold, tenacious, and determined to establish oneself as a driver of positive change. We value their work immensely and believe that their leadership is a testament to how a just, equitable, and diverse future is possible. Read more about their work and the EFL Award here.