Mita Mallick

DEI leader and transformation expert.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2024.


A Wall Street Journal & USA Today best selling Author.


A LinkedIn Top Voice. 


An award-winning storyteller, in her new book, Reimagine Inclusion, Mita deconstructs 13 myths about diversity, equity and inclusion which she says, holds people back from transforming their workplaces. To effect change in an organization, she argues a leader needs to practice inclusion, and to do this, they need to confront, understand and mitigate their own biases. Mita argues the DEI backlash is bad for business, and that inclusion is a driver of the business. Those organizations who recognize the power of inclusion to transform their workplaces will ultimately outpace their competition. “Diversity of thought” Mita asserts, “doesn’t happen without diversity of representation.”


Mita Mallick is a change-maker with a track record of transforming culture and business. She gives innovative, culturally-resonant ideas a voice and serves customers and communities with purpose. She’s had an extensive career as a multicultural marketer in the beauty and consumer goods space, being a fierce advocate for including and representing Black and Brown communities. Mallick has brought her talent and expertise to companies such as Carta, Unilever, Pfizer, AVON, Johnson & Johnson and more. She is co-host of the Brown Table Talk podcast, a LinkedIn Top Voice, and a contributor to the Harvard Business ReviewAdweekEntrepreneur, and Fast Company. Mita has been featured in media including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Time magazine, and in the CBS News documentary, ‘Women in the Workplace and the Unfinished Fight for Equality.’


Reimagine Inclusion: Debunking 13 Myths to Transform Your Workplace (Wiley 2023); The Backlash Against DEI is Bad for Business (Fast Company, January 2024); One Team, One Dream: What Marketers Can Learn From Dove and Nike Partnership (Adweek, December 2023) ‘How to Support Your Jewish Colleagues Right Now’ (Harvard Business Review, December 2022);  ‘Stop Ghosting and Start Saying No’ (Harvard Business Review, August 2022); ‘Help Your Team (Actually) Work Smarter, Not Harder’ (Harvard Business Review, June 2022); ‘The Downsides of Making a CounterOffer to Retain an Employee’ (Harvard Business Review, May 2022); ‘Do Your AAPI Employees Feel Safe Coming Back to Work?’ (Harvard Business Review, March 2022); ‘When Your Boss Labels You a Poor Performer – But You’re Not’ (Harvard Business Review, February 2022); ‘When Being Indispensable Backfires’ (Harvard Business Review, January 2022).


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Mita Mallick’s deep expertise helps us debunk myths that hold us back from meaningful progress in our workplaces. 

Dorie Clark, author of The Long Game and Entrepreneurial You

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