Braintree, MA – The Peabody Companies recently announced that Deo Mwano has been named diversity and inclusion advisor. He is an innovative, multi-cultural leader in education, organizational leadership, and social justice.
He will help guide the organization through the process of effectively identifying and disrupting patterns of inequality, implementing cultural changes, and developing training initiatives to create and foster an open and inclusive environment.
He also will assist in establishing a company diversity, equity, and inclusion council, a working group of about a dozen team members, tasked with:
- Promoting training and events to bring awareness to diversity and inclusion in the workplace;
- Engaging co-workers in diversity and inclusion conversation and training;
- Reviewing and developing policies and procedures that will promote workplace diversity and inclusion; and
- Organizing and overseeing specific initiatives or outreach within the communities managed by The Peabody Companies.
Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mwano grew up during a violent civil war and became the family patriarch at age nine. He moved to the United States in 2000 with his mother and three younger brothers.