Learning and Innovation Manager
Pronouns: She | Her | Hers
“I am a queer white person, storyteller, educator, creator and advocate. I am a daughter, a sister, a partner, a graduate of a historically women’s college, and a Midwesterner at heart. I #LiveInclusively by committing to lifelong (un)learning and self-reflection, and supporting others in these practices in the broader pursuit of empathy, equity, and justice.”
Leigh is currently a Manager of Learning and Innovation at The Winters Group, where she is responsible for advancing DEIJ thought leadership and designing transformative learning experiences and resources. Leigh works closely with instructional designers, clients, and facilitators to curate learning designs that resonate with learners in many industries. She is passionate about imagining and amplifying possibility models to correct persistent injustices. She also serves as Managing Editor of The Inclusion Solution, a biweekly online publication by The Winters Group, Inc.
Leigh brings to this role a background in equity and justice, adult learning and curriculum design, as well as a passion for storytelling as a means to social change. She is enthusiastic about the potential for education in its many forms to advance equity and justice. Specific interests include increasing accessibility of education to those most impacted by systems of oppression; promoting culturally-relevant learning as a tool for individual and community empowerment; and leveraging strong educational practices to design antiracism, equity and justice-related education that is accessible, impactful, and enduring.
Prior to this role, Leigh served as an Instructional Designer with The Winters Group, a workshop designer and facilitator at University of Michigan’s Program on Intergroup Relations, and an Academic Support Coordinator at Grand Rapids Community College. A graduate of Wellesley College, Leigh holds an undergraduate degree in Gender Studies, with a concentration in Intersectionality of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality. Leigh earned her Master of Arts in Educational Studies from the University of Michigan School of Education.
Leigh is a contributing author in Racial Justice at Work: Practical Solutions for Systemic Change (February, 2023) with chapters Operationalizing Justice: A Radical Shift in Consciousness; How to Make Reparations a Reality Now; and A Racial Justice-Centered Approach to Learning and Development.
In her spare time, Leigh enjoys prioritizing rest, writing, and tending to her many houseplants.
Leigh is a certified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®).
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