Rick Schroder has worked in the field of Diversity & Inclusion & Diversity (D&I) for over 20-years. He began his career in D&I in 1998 with Shell Oil and has worked GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Campbell Soup Company, and provided consulting services to BP, and Lockheed-Martin.
His work has focused on driving business alignment of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), expanding D&I communications, developing D&I Outreach strategies, coaching executives, and driving benchmarking and research opportunities.
Rick came out at Shell in 1994. Over the years he has been active in LGBT workplace issues and creating more inclusive work environments.
Rick is author of “Finding the Energy – Coming Out In Corporate America”, which captures the key learnings and observations leading up to his decision to come out in the workplace in 1994 and the journey that followed.
Rick has degrees from Idaho State University (ISU) and Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the College of Arts & Letters at ISU and was a member of the Disability Equality Index Advisory Committee – a joint venture between the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).