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Welela Makonnen

Manager, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

San Francisco

Welela advises companies in equity, inclusion, and justice through strategic consulting services, thought leadership, and research.

Prior to joining BSR, Welela worked as a corporate social responsibility practitioner at 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company. Her experience includes managing day-to-day operations and programs serving global conglomerate media companies’ social impact strategy. Additionally, Welela worked in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts serving academic institutions such as Loyola Marymount University. Her experience includes serving the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the Office of Ethnic and Intercultural Services, and Tsehai Publishers.

Welela holds a MS in Social Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California and received certification in Sustainability and Business at the Marshall School of Business. She also has a BA in Communication Studies from Loyola Marymount University.