DEI Lessons
from the Field

Avoiding Real-Life Mistakes for Lasting Change



What you will learn from the webcast​

We all appreciate success stories and best practices, but often, it’s the lessons learned from real-life mistakes and the strategies to overcome them that pave the path to genuine growth and DEI progress.

Join us for a webinar with DEI expert Susanna Romantsova, who brings a decade of hands-on DEI experience with corporate clients worldwide to the discussion.

In this webinar, we will uncover tangible, everyday missteps made with the best intentions. These subtle errors, when left unaddressed, can inadvertently give rise to DEI fatigue, disengagement, and polarization within organizations.

Get ready to delve into real-world examples of mistakes in communication, strategy, training, and DEI program management.

This unique opportunity will empower you to learn from practical experiences and elevate your DEI initiatives to new heights.


Susanna Romantsova

Susanna Romantsova (She/Her), Strategist & Certified DEI Trainer, Founder of DEI Consulting

Susanna is a LinkedIn Top Voice 2023 for Gender Equity, a TEDx Speaker, and a Forbes 30 Under 30.

Susanna brings 10 years of DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) management experience to the table, having worked extensively with diversity in the business world. Her expertise lies in advising international organizations on the development of DEI strategies and fostering an inclusive work culture. In her previous role as Diversity and Inclusion Leader at IKEA, Susanna played a pivotal role in co-creating and implementing Poland’s first-ever 3-year DEI strategy. Her projects include Gender Equal Pay and Refugee Skills for Employment.

Susanna is a certified trainer of Unconscious Bias (NeuroLeadership Institute) and the Inclusive Inventory (Aperian Global). She holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from SWPS University and has also earned a specialization in diversity psychology from Harvard University.


Pil Byriel (She/Her), Co-Founder & CCO, Develop Diverse

Pil is the Co-Founder and CCO of Develop Diverse. Pil advises companies and organizations on diversity and inclusion, as well as unconscious bias. She also advises the network ‘International Women-in-Tech’ on D&I. Before Develop Diverse, she worked with employee engagement at Peakon. 

Her mission is to create equal opportunities in the workplace and beyond through inclusive communication. She is a public speaker and has given countless talks and workshops about unconscious bias in recruitment and in the workplace. 

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