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The Will To Change: Uncovering True Stories of Diversity & Inclusion

Mar 10, 2017

This episode features an interview with Christie Smith, West Region Managing Principal, Deloitte Consulting and National Managing Principal, Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion. 

Christie shares her background of growing up in the suburbs of New York in the 1960s and 1970s with feminist parents and seven siblings, and how that has informed the work she does today. She also describes the challenges and opportunities that arose in coming out to her parents and eventually to her co-workers. You'll hear Christie's story of being in the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001 and how Christie was eventually able to speak her truth about developing post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, and the takeaways for leaders. 

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