Graci Harkema is the owner of Graci LLC, national diversity & inclusion speaking and consulting firm. She specializes in equity and inclusive leadership training within the Fortune 100, technology, and food & beverage industries. She is dedicated to driving inclusion and integrating diversity to ensure an open and safe work environment. Graci helps attract and engage a diverse and inclusive workforce and workplace. Graci is committed to empowering employees to perform to their potential as their authentic selves. She partners with clients to help them achieve successful business results by maximizing talent and inclusion strategies. Graci is passionate about serving the community by volunteering her time on LGBTQ non-profit boards and committees. She is also an avid supporter of her parents’ faith-based non-profit, Heart for Central Africa, in her hometown of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Graci resides in downtown Grand Rapids. She is recognized as a “40 Under Forty Business Leader of West Michigan” by Grand Rapids Business Journal and has her Bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from Grand Valley State University.