Coalition for Racial & Ethnic Equity in Development
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Learning Hub

CREED celebrates the many efforts underway across our industry to advance Racial and Ethnic Equity (REE). We recognize the complementary nature of this work, and we hope to build synergies, help one another grow, and foster important dialogue to help our individual efforts become a collective movement by forming a learning community and sharing our lessons and successes.

This Learning Hub is where recordings and resources from CREED learning events are posted. It is also where CREED member organizations share their achievements, tools, and lessons to help inform and lift the community as our organizations advance on our individual REE journeys. Organizations that are full members of CREED can contribute to and access the information and resources available on this hub.

General Resources

CREED Two Year Anniversary Event

On Tuesday, March 26, 2024, CREED hosted its second anniversary event, Inspire & Empower: Cultivating Human Dignity, Equality and Equity. Beginning with a keynote by USAID Administrator Samantha Power, the event featured numerous inspirational speakers including Clifton Kenan, Deputy Chief Diversity Office, USAID; Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, former Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Department of State, current President, Middle East Policy Council; and Gloria Steele, former USAID Senior Executive Service and COO, CARE. Susan Reichle, Vice President, CREED/IYF, and Jamila White, Founder of blakQuity, moderated the panels: Beyond Words and Wishes ... Moving Forward with Purpose and Priority and Advancing REE in a Changing Political Environment. The event also showcased four signatory members through CREED Talks— What's Worked: Building REE in our Organizations.

CREED Learning Event

On November 1, 2023, CREED hosted a learning event and Golf Tournament fundraiser at PB Dye Golf Club. USAID Counselor Clinton White shared a video message about the importance of DEIA to USAID and Keynote Speaker and DEI Author and Influencer, DK Bartley, delivered an address on Creating Access, Inclusion and Advancement. DK, who serves as Hill+Knowlton's Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, challenged and guided us to take actionable steps to build racial and ethnic equity (REE) in our organizations

CREED Racial Equity Signatory Event

On July 13, 2023, Shereen Daniels, the CEO of HR Rewired and author of the Anti-Racist Organization joined CREED member signatories to discuss her experiences working with several Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, and more to advance racial equity in their organizations.

CREED Learning Event

On June 8, 2023, CREED hosted a learning event, Navigating Challenges and Opportunities in Early to Mid-career: a Conversation with Aaron Williams and Taylor Jack, authors of "The Young Black Leader's Guide to a Successful Career in International Affairs: What the Giants Want You to Know".

CREED One Year Anniversary Event

On February 22, 2023, CREED hosted its first anniversary event, Continuing to Build Courage, Capabilities, and Community to Advance Racial and Ethnic Equity. Featured speakers included USAID Counselor Clinton D. White; Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere Affairs Ambassador Brian A. Nichols; President of PepsiCo Foundation C.D. Glin; Director of the Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University Tonija Navas; and UNICEF USA’ Vice President Vice President of Diversity, Racial Equity & Belonging Muna Idow. For more information, visit our anniversary event page.

CREED Launch Event

On February 22, 2022, CREED hosted its official launch event! Serving as a Call to Action, this webinar featured Hill and industry leaders as well as CREED Core Team members. Discussions led by the industry leaders centered around the relevance of racial and ethnic equity to our work and staff. CREED Core Team members shared their perspectives about why their organizations signed the REE pledge. Speakers included:

  • Erin Brown, USAID Acting Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Officer
  • Tracey L. France, MCC Chief Diversity Officer
  • Algene Sajery, DFC Vice President for External Affairs/Head, Global Gender Equity Initiatives
  • Garfield A. Bowen, 3M Vice President, Social Justice Strategy and Initiatives
  • Raj Kumar, Devex President and Editor-in-Chief
  • Indira Ahluwalia, President, KAUR Strategies, and CREED Founder
  • Deirdre White, CEO, Pyxera Global, and CREED Core Team member
  • Jenn Williamson, Vice President, Gender and Social Inclusion, ACDI/VOCA, and CREED Core Team member
  • Paul Weisenfeld, Executive Vice President, RTI, and CREED Core Team member
  • Farley Cleghorn, Group Director, Health, Palladium, and CREED Core Team member

WILD Network Online Learning HUB Videos

What does the CREED pledge look like in action? Organizations from across the global development sector share concrete and transferable information from their journeys to build inclusive organizations.

CREED Glossary

This glossary defines terms used in this pledge and select additional terms related to the pledge to build mutual understanding and a common base from which to operationalize the pledge.

Component One Resources

Policies and Systems

CREED C1 Learning Event

On July 11, 2022 CREED held the first installment of our Learning Series on Component One - Policies and Systems. This live event was only available to Member Signatories, and was not recorded. Our research and event notes are available below.

Component Two Resources

People, Leadership, and Organizational Structure

CREED C2 Learning Event

On December 5, 2022 CREED held the second installment of our Learning Series on Component Two - People, Leadership, and Organizational Structure. The recording from this event and the November Humentum webinar on Enabling Global Support For Localized Talent are available on our YouTube Channel.

Learning Event Participants include: Swathi Massar, Mercy Corps; Yvonna Stevens, International Youth Foundation; Natalie Abegesah, Partners of the Americas; Danielle Berfond, The Bridgespan Group; Susan Reichle, IYF, moderator

Component Three Resources

Organizational Culture

CREED C3 Learning Event

On June 27, 2023 CREED held the third installment of our Learning Series on Component Three - Organizational Culture. The recording from this hybrid event is available on our YouTube Channel and from the link below, along with a summary brief and the speaker bios.

Component Four Resources


CREED C4 Learning Event

On October 26, 2023 CREED held the fourth installment of our Learning Series on Component Four - Accountability, BRIDGE Two Years On: Snapshots, Changes, and Challenges to REE in International Development. This live event was not recorded. Our research and related materials are available below.

Component Five Resources

Communications and Transparency

Learning Event Early 2024