History & Purpose

EIF was founded with the aim of developing the skills, approaches and theories of action that are needed in the exercise of leadership for social change. The Fellows will work together and with faculty to expand their own capacity for fostering structural transformation;  facilitate dialogue across differences at Harvard and beyond; and create new knowledge for the field of diversity, equity and inclusion. Many alumni of the Fellowship have gone on to lead high-impact work in universities, schools, districts, non-profits, consultancies, or through their own ventures.

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Roles & Responsibilities

  • Identify and address emerging equity and inclusion issues at HGSE 
  • Push fellow educators to leave HGSE and contribute to building a more equitable world
  • Develop/deepen personal capacity to design and facilitate equity programming
  • Provide a space for Fellows to share past learnings and imagine future projects
  • Cultivate leadership skills through thorough self-examination