Agatha Agbanobiis the founder and principal consultant of Optimal Leadership, a diversity, equity and inclusion management consulting firm. As a first-generation Nigerian-American, second-generation college graduate, she has understood the impact equity reforms have had on her ability to access institutions that she wouldn’t otherwise. She is a former program and project manager, former corporate trainer, former educator. She has worked for mid-size and large nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations, as well as the Texas state department of education. As a DEI consultant, trainer and coach, her focus is the cultivation of antiracist and inclusive work environments where all identities feel a sense of belonging and the psychological safety to be their best selves and do their best work.