Susan Freeman
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Conscious Inclusion Company
Susan is a leader in the fight for equity in the workplace. She draws on her experiences as a CEO, academic, trainer, author, sales executive and business owner. Susan’s passion for equity in business drives her fight for the underrepresented to get a seat at the table, and once there, to be heard and respected.

Susan oversees all J.E.D.I. (justice, equity, diversity and inclusion) partnerships and governance and creates, leads, manages and implements J.E.D.I. strategies for clients. She works with clients on systemic changes at the 4P-level (policies, practices, pay and pipeline), creating a roadmap for change. Everything she does starts with metrics of where the client is and then benchmarking progress.

Susan is a Ph.D. scholar in the University of California, Merced School of Engineering in Management of Complex Systems. She graduated with honors with a Master of Arts degree in Communication with a focus on Communication Theory. She wrote her still-relevant thesis: “A Study of The Importance of Client-Centric Communication in Business Development Within a Law Firm Setting: Transitioning from a Practice of Law to a Business of Law.” Susan also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and another in Journalism with a minor in Marketing. In addition, Susan studied negotiations with G. Richard Shell, Chair of the Wharton School’s Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department. She also completed Cornell University’s certificate program, Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship program and Stanford University’s Executive certificate program, Leverage Diversity and Inclusion for Organizational Excellence

Susan is certified in Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research. Susan often writes for Legal Business World and American Lawyer Media.
Susan Freeman