Women in Business Luncheon
What does diversity really look like? Are you, and or your company, truly inclusive?
Emma E. Houston currently serves in the role of Special Assistant to the Vice President of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at the University of Utah and leads strategies for community outreach, staff and faculty engagement and program development.
Emma works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the community and corporate sectors to increase awareness around equity, diversity, and inclusion. Her work is designed to create inclusive spaces that celebrate, acknowledge, and embraces understanding the all-encompassing work of EDI. Emma helps organizations to define, implement, and advance EDI by infusing strategies into all segments of policies, practices, and procedures to help create an impactful culture change within the organization.
A longtime community member and social justice advocate, Emma is the former director of Diversity Affairs for Salt Lake County Government, former chair of the Utah MLK Jr., Human Rights Commission, and currently serves on the Utah COVID-19 Task Force, the Pastor France A. Davis Scholarship Board and is vice president of the local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Emma has conducted EDI training sessions and conversations for Utah Highway Patrol, LUCID, Malouf, Alzheimer’s Association, Multiple Sclerosis and The Utah Department of Corrections.
Emma was named one of the 30 Women to Watch for her work with diversity and inclusion by Utah Business Magazine and was also named Who’s Who of Black Utah by IMPACT Magazine. Emma is the owner and CEO of Brighter Day Productions, LLC and holds a BS in Business Management and an MBA in Business Administration.