Kerrien Suarez

Executive Director | Equity in the Center


Kerrien is executive director of Equity in the Center, a field-wide initiative to influence social sector leaders to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to achieve race equity. A project of ProInspire, EiC envisions a future where nonprofit and philanthropic organizations advance race equity internally while centering it in their work externally. In 2018, it published Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture, which details management and operational levers organizations utilize to shift towards race equity.

A management consultant with 20 years of experience, Kerrien’s focus on diversity, inclusion and equity developed through support of emerging leaders of color in education reform, early childhood education policy and social impact. She has also supported established leaders and teams working to define, sustain and scale school and community-based solutions that drive educational equity for Black and brown children nationwide.

She is a graduate of Harvard College and London School of Economics.