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Ellen Mcgirt

Senior Editor
Fortune Magazine

Ellen McGirt is a senior editor at Fortune, where she established the race and leadership beat. Her RaceAhead column on race and inclusion in corporate life and beyond has won a New York Press Club Award, National Headliner Award, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts’s Steven Heller Prize for Commentary. McGirt is editorial director of Fortune Connect, a membership community of executives focused on making the world better through business, and co-host of Fortune’s “Leadership Next” podcast, which explores the changing rules of business leadership. A longtime journalist with experience at Fast Company and Money, among others, she recently launched Sweet Equity Media, an independent, virtual newsroom fostering a deeper understanding of the roots of inequity.

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