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SPEAKER, AUTHOR & MEDIA PERSONALITY

Dr. Pinkett is a nationally recognized speaker and author who has addressed audiences nationwide, including corporate professionals, entrepreneurs, educators, government officials, youth, and community leaders. In addition, he has appeared numerous times on networks such as MSNBC, CNN, and Fox Business News as an expert on topics ranging from business and politics to diversity and inclusion to technology and innovation. 

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As a sought-after and international keynote speaker on business, politics, technology and innovation, and a well-known advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion, Dr. Pinkett has been helping leaders around the globe identify and find solutions in the workforce, workplace, marketplace, and community.  In addition to his speaking engagements, he launched a video called “Candid Conversations with a Black: 7 Myths of Racial Equity,” a series of webinars named “CEO 2 CEO:  A Path Forward — If Not Now, Then, When Does Race Matter?,” and, in partnership with Leadership Essentials by HarperCollins Leadership, a learning series called, “How to Lead Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts.”

In 2022, Dr. Pinkett released his fourth book, Black Faces in High Places: 10 Strategic Actions to Reach the Top and Stay There, co-authored with Dr. Jeffrey Robinson, and in 2023 he released his fifth book, Data-Driven DEI™: The Tools and Metrics You Need to Measure, Analyze, and Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  He has previously written or co-written three books, including Black Faces in White Places, Campus CEO, and No-Money Down CEO.  In addition, Randal is a Rhodes Scholar who holds five academic degrees from Rutgers, Oxford, and MIT and is the publisher of several scholarly papers.

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Television and Radio

  • CNN

  • PBS-CEO Exchange

  • BET

  • ABC

  • Fox News

Colleges and Universities

  • Duke University

  • Alabama A&M University

  • Tennessee State University

  • Spelman College

  • New York University

  • Morehouse College

  • Georgia Tech

  • Rutgers University

  • MIT

  • Princeton University
     

Corporations

  • Wal-Mart

  • Ford Motor Company

  • Pepsi

  • General Electric

  • Prudential Financial

  • Miller Urban Entrepreneurs
    Series

  • Hewlett-Packard Company

  • Macy's

  • Dell
     

Government and Nonprofit

  • United Way

  • U.S. Small Business
    Administration

  • National Minority Supplier
    Development Council

  • National Black MBA
    Association

  • National Society of Black
    Engineers

  • U.S. Dept. of Housing and
    Urban Development

  • Jack and Jill of America

  • Junior Achievement

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MEDIA OUTLETS

Below is a partial list of clients and media outlets that have featured Randal.

Media Outlets
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Dr. Pinkett is a regular media personality on MSNBC, CNN and Fox Business News.

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Dr. Pinkett's latest video is designed to help business leaders develop strategies to achieve greater diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Dr. Pinkett is a keynote speaker at 

numerous events and conferences.

Speaking Engagements

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND APPEARANCES

Upcoming and Recent Engagements and Appearances

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND APPEARANCES

Upcoming and Recent Engagements and Appearances

May 2, 2024

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New Jersey Parents and Teachers Association (NJPTA)

New Jersey PTA Leadership Conference

Atlantic City, NJ

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May 10, 2024

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Rutgers School of Engineering

2024 Commencement Exercises

Piscataway, NJ

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May 16, 2024

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New Jersey Bankers Association

DEI Summit

Florham Park, NJ

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May 17, 2024

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CityScapes Summit: Igniting Inclusive Economies

Metrics that Matter: Charting New Economic Development Benchmarks

 

Durham, NC

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May 29, 2024

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Chapters Health System
Chapters Health System Leadership Conference 
Lakeland, Florida

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May 30 – June 2, 2024

Rutgers African American Alumni Alliance (RAAA)

Black Alumni Collective 2024 National Conference

New Brunswick, NJ

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June 26, 2024

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Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center         
Alessi, Levan, Kebles Forum Diversity Summit
Erie, PA (Online via Teams Webinar)

 This event is open to the general public and can access the event via the provided link to the website

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August 7, 2024

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Alumni Learning Consortium (ALC)

Data-Driven DEI™ Webinar

Virtual

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October 9, 2024

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Church & Tech Summit

Keynote Speaker and
Town Hall Moderator

Upper Marlboro, MD

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October 10, 2024

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New Jersey Civil Service Commission

Workplace Diversity Summit

New Brunswick, NJ

Publications

BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

Dr. Randal Pinkett's Latest Book

Data-Driven DEI™: The Tools and Metrics You Need to Measure, Analyze, and Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Successful professionals know that diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are essential to being competitive and being a leader in the global and diverse marketplace of the 21st century. Successful companies recognize that DEI is a source of competitive advantage and a key enabler for growth. Despite the clear and compelling value of DEI, many individuals have tremendous difficulty raising awareness of their biases, mitigating them, navigating differences, and demonstrating the underlying behaviors of inclusion, despite their best intentions. Many organizations struggle to build DEI into their values and culture, despite the significant investments they have made. Fortunately, modern innovations that are data-driven, science-based and technology-enabled, have opened new possibilities to change human behavior and foster DEI in ways that deliver tangible benefits and achieve lasting impact that can be tied directly to performance metrics. Data-Driven DEI offers a practical and proven approach for professionals at all levels – individual contributors, supervisors, and executives – to fully leverage the power of data and transform themselves and their organizations to becoming more authentically diverse, equitable and inclusive.

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Black Faces in High Places: 10 Strategic Actions for Black Professionals to Reach the Top and Stay There (Paperback). 

By Dr. Randal Pinkett and Dr. Jeffrey Robinson with Ms. Philana Patterson

Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership

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Black Faces in Whites Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness (Paperback). 

By Dr. Randal Pinkett and Dr. Jeffrey Robinson with Ms. Philana Patterson

Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership

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Campus CEO: The Student Entrepreneur's Guide to Launching a Multimillion Dollar Business

By Dr. Randal Pinkett
Publisher: Kaplan


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No-Money Down CEO: How to Start Your Dream Business with Little or No Cash
(Audio Business Course)

By Dr. Randal Pinkett
(Hosted by Jon Ward)


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Universal Usability: Designing Computer Interfaces for Diverse Users

Chapter: The Creating Community Connections Project: Social and Cultural Approaches for Engaging Low-Income Communities

Citation: Pinkett, Randal D. (2007). The Creating Community Connections

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The Network Society: A Cross-cultural Perspective

 

Chapter: Narrowing the Digital Divide: The Potential and Limits of the US Community Technology Movement

Citation: Pinkett, Randal D. & Servon, Lisa. (2004). Narrowing the Digital Divide: The Potential and Limits of the US Community Technology Movement. In Castells, M. (Ed.), The Network Society: A Cross-cultural Perspective. Cheltenham, Glos: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd.

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Journey to the Ph.D.: How to Navigate the Process as African Americans

Chapter: Five Degrees and a Ph.D.: Positive Detours Along the Path to the DoctorateMovement

Citation: Pinkett, Randal D. (2003). Five Degrees and a Ph.D.: Positive Detours Along the Path to the Doctorate. To appear in Green, A. & Scott, L. (Eds.), Journey to the Ph.D.: How to Navigate the Process as African Americans. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

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Community Practice in the Network Society: Local Action/Global Interaction

Chapter: An Asset-Based Approach to Community Building and Community Technology

Citation: Pinkett, Randal D. & Turner, Nicol E. (2003). An Asset-Based Approach to Community Building and Community Technology. To appear in Day, P. & Schuler, D. (Ed.), Community Practice in the Network Society: Local Action/Global Interaction. London, England: Routledge.

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Young, Gifted & Entrepreneurs: Success Stories from the Prudential Young Entrepreneur Program

Chapter: Foreword

Citation: Pinkett, Randal D. (2007). Foreword. In Wilson, E. & Truitt, D. (Eds.), Young, Gifted & Entrepreneurs: Success Stories from the Prudential Young Entrepreneur Program. New York, NY: R.J. Communications

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