L. Simone Washington

Simone leads BSR's DEI practice, helping companies to create fair and equitable access to opportunity for all stakeholders in their value chains. Through consulting, collaboration, research, and thought partnership, she works with BSR members to advance diversity, inclusion, and systemic change using equity-based approaches.

Simone brings more than 15 years of experience in leading equity initiatives with some of the nation's leading social justice organizations and mission-led corporations. In addition to her work as a strategist, Simone is a former civil rights attorney and trained conflict resolution practitioner, whose scholarship focuses on cross-cultural dispute resolution.

Simone holds a M.S. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from the Werner Institute, Creighton University School of Law; a J.D from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University; and a B.A. in Political Science and Criminal Justice from the University of South Alabama.

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