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Nsombi Ricketts

Vice President for Diversity, Equity and InclusionPratt Institute

New York, NY

Member Since July 2023


DEI program implementation
Inclusion strategy
DEI reporting and analysis


Senior diversity, equity and inclusion executive with over 20 years of experience in higher education and corporate institutions. Expertise in creating innovative diversity recruitment, retention and marketing strategies, managing diversity, equity and inclusion councils, and implementing strategic diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Results-oriented team leader with superior communication, relationship building, program implementation, change and project management skills.

Published content

Navigating the Future of DEI: Anticipating Hot-Button Issues and Preparing Leaders

expert panel

As we step into an increasingly diverse and interconnected world, the conversation surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) continues to evolve at a rapid pace. The next five years promise to bring forth a multitude of challenges and hot-button issues that will shape the DEI landscape. From the intersectionality of identities to the role of technology in workplace equity, leaders across various sectors are tasked with anticipating and addressing these emerging concerns. Below, nine DEI Think Tank members share the key issues expected to dominate the DEI discourse and provide insights into proactive strategies leaders can adopt today to navigate these turbulent waters tomorrow.

Company details

Pratt Institute

Company bio

Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the professional knowledge and experience to make a better world. A world-class and internationally ranked college located in Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY with programs in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers.


Higher Education

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1,001 - 5,000