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White leaders working on antiracism

White Leaders Working on Antiracism is a dedicated space for reflection, learning, and practice for white leaders who aspire to lead with equity.
Join us for this four Part virtual series designed to support your reflection, growth, and planning as an equity leader.
Fall Course- Registration Closes October 12, 2022
Registration has Closed.
Course Dates:​

October 26, 2022
November 9, 2022
November 30, 2022
December 14, 2022

Course Time:​

10:00-11:45am PT
1:00-2:45PM ET

Winter Course- Registration Closes January 10, 2023
Registration has closed.
Course Dates:​
Course Time:​

January 24, 2023
January 31, 2023
February 7, 2023

February 15, 2023

4:00-5:45pm PT
7:00-8:45PM ET

Join our waitlist to be among the first to know when our next course of White Leaders Working on Antiracism will be scheduled and registration opens again.


"This experience was a great mix of learning, processing with a small group, and planning for action. I loved the articles, podcasts, and videos we interacted with, and especially the opportunity to really carve out the time and focus on this content for myself. It felt like a gift!"

— Education Consultant

WHAT participants SAY
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Individual Coaching

We believe we all must take action for anything to change.  But it will look different for everyone.  



“What is the biggest small action I can take today to interrupt inequity?” (Elena Aguilar)

Some leaders we find leave the course still germinating on the implications for their leadership.  If you could use a thought partner to refine your thinking and articulate next steps for your leadership, our coaching package provides five (5) hours of individualized support.

  • Before the Course Starts - Explore your work context, what challenges face you in leading for equity and what you hope to get out of the series (1 hour)

  • Alongside the WLWA Series - Debrief the concepts / conversations from the sessions that are motivating and stretching you, and explore early ideas about implications for your leadership (two calls; 1 hour each)

  • Post-Series Action Planning - Define what antiracism will look like in your personal leadership, and how you will continue to grow and reflect in your journey (2 hours)

Team Reflection &  Application

We believe that we can move mountains working together.

”Leaders at every level must use their power, platforms and resources to overcome these challenges and build a better world for us all.” (HBR, Laura Morgan Roberts and Ella F. Washington)

WLWA is designed as a peer learning community where participants are motivated, challenged and opened up by conversations with colleagues from other organizations. Our application support provides six (6) hours of support with a team / the team leader to translate their reflections into action.


  • Before the Course Starts - Explore your team’s context, hear what team members hope to get out of the series, and preview the arc of the sessions (30-60 minutes; team or team leader)

  • Alongside the WLWA Series - Two debrief calls after Sessions 2 and 4 to share with one another concepts / conversations that motivated and stretched you, and explore early ideas about implications for your leadership and team (two calls; 1 hour each)

  • Post-Series Action Planning - Two follow up conversations to articulate how antiracism can be embedded in your individual and collective actions (3 hours)

For teams that send participants across multiple cohorts, reach out at for us to tailor conversations for your WLWA participants.

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Meet the Designers and facilitators


We give special thanks to our partner Lesley Brown Rawlings at Beloved Community for providing advisory support to ensure that our programming is centered in the perspective of BIPOC experts in equity work.

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Marion Biglan

Marion is a Co-founder of Illuminate Collective and is passionate about developing racially conscious leaders and workplaces that bring about a just and equitable world.  Marion brings to her practice over two decades of experience in education, human capital, and nonprofit leadership. 

A certified coach through Coach Diversity Institute, Marion is the co-founder of a network of women who come together to build deeper relationships across race called Women in Community.  Marion presented at the 2018 White Privilege Conference on “Whiteness at Work - How is Whiteness at Work in Your Leadership?” and is a guest lecturer on whiteness at Arcadia University.

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Miwa Kamras

Miwa is a Co-founder of Illuminate Collective and works with leaders in the education and non-profit sectors.  


Miwa is a certified coach through CoachDiversity Institute and brings experience as a classroom teacher, non-profit leader, and human capital partner to her work. She is  passionate about building relationships, cultivating community, and developing leaders to maximize their impact. Throughout her career, she has partnered with a range of mission driven leaders and organizations to build more diverse and inclusive teams and to ensure that equity is the foundation of the work.


Amber Mackay

Amber is the Managing Director at Leading Elephants, and she is passionate about helping leaders thrive.  She was first exposed to the transformative work at Leading Elephants as a coachee, and she loves to share how her ongoing journey toward greater human-centered leadership enriches her life.  


Prior to working at Leading Elephants, Amber served as a leader in a fast-paced charter management organization working in K-12 education.  She has led teams, served as a chief of staff in multiple capacities, and acted as a coach and advisor to leaders across the nation.


Michelle moore hernandez

Michelle is the CEO and Founder of Leading Elephants, a consulting coaching and training organization focused on building dynamic and impactful leadership, infusing inclusive change in organizations and creating thriving cultures that help people be their best together. 


Prior to founding Leading Elephants, Michelle led leadership development for The Broad Center, advised schools in Africa and served as a partner in a global consulting firm across multiple geographies.

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