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.
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 will release 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.
Television and Radio
Colleges and Universities
Alabama A&M University
Tennessee State University
New York University
Ford Motor Company
Miller Urban Entrepreneurs
Government and Nonprofit
U.S. Small Business
National Minority Supplier
National Black MBA
National Society of Black
U.S. Dept. of Housing and
Jack and Jill of America
Below is a partial list of clients and media outlets that have featured Randal.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND APPEARANCES
Upcoming and Recent Engagements and Appearances
September 11, 2023
Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD)
SHSMD Connections 2023
September 13, 2023
National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)
NBMBAA 45th Annual Conference and Exposition
September 26-28, 2023
Diversity MBA Magazine
17th Annual Elite National Business Leaders Conference & Celebration
Virtual and Chicago, IL
BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
Upcoming Book to Launch in March 2023
Data-Driven DEI™: The Tools and Metrics You Need to Measure, Analyze, and Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Young, Gifted & Entrepreneurs: Success Stories from the Prudential Young Entrepreneur Program
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