Dr. Ella Washington
is an organizational psychologist who finds
inspiration through the intersections of business, diversity and leadership. Her research examines conditions of workplace cultures that best support inclusion, diversity and equity while also contributing to employee's individual development.
Dr. Ella Washington is an organizational psychologist who finds inspiration through the intersection of business, diversity and leadership, and has made this her niche. As a double certified International Coaching Federation and Gallup certified strengths coach, her passion for coaching, facilitating, teaching and public speaking is unmatched. She has worked one-on-one with mid-level and executive leaders to develop their leadership skills to enhance their organizations.
ABOUT DR. WASHINGTON
Dr. Washington has global consulting experience in the human capital space which has allowed her impact clients across a myriad of industries including financial services, sports & entertainment, oil & gas, higher education and government. Previously, Dr. Washington worked at Gallup as a Diversity and Inclusion subject matter expert where she provided insight to clients on issues of inclusion, culture, strategic diversity and engagement. Her research and client work focuses on women in the workplace, barriers to inclusion for diverse groups, and working with organizations to build inclusive cultures. She has conducted inclusiveness audits, developed learning workshops, and strategic planning sessions with executives in order to support their goals of building a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
Growing up in Durham, North Carolina with a tight-knit family gave Dr. Ella Washington her roots. She proudly attended Spelman College, a historically Black women’s institution in Atlanta which led to her passion for maximizing the success of women and minorities. After earning her PhD in 2014 at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, she moved to Washington, DC where she currently resides. Dr. Washington enjoys being active in her church, giving back to her local community, traveling the world and staying closely connected with loved ones.
Her enthusiasm for life can be summed up in the following quote: