Who Is Gamal Palmer?

Staff Writer
October 16, 2023

Many longtime members of Brothers of the Desert already are familiar with Palmer's resume while some new member might be preparing to experience him for the first time at BOD's next Speaker's Series event on July 24th. Whether you need a refresher or diving in for the first time. Find everything you need to know about Gamal below. Also, don't forget to sign up for the event here.

Gamal Palmer is the Founder of Diversity Gym, an international diversity and inclusion expert, and an executive leadership consultant.

A graduate of Yale and student of Oxford, with a strong background in organizational leadership and inclusion, Palmer has worked with thousands of leaders, executives, and CEOs to help them diversify their teams, and increase effectiveness and collaboration. He’s worked with large-scale businesses and non-profits including Live Nation (Music Forward), Intuit, UCLA, USC, Sempra Energy, and Computacenter. Through Diversity Gym, he’s coached thousands of individuals to help them find acceptance and foster inclusion to impact their bottom line.

Having worked with social impact entrepreneurs in 15 African countries, the Middle East, and the US, Palmer brings a deep understanding of the human condition to the corporate sector. His dedication to advancing global equity has led him to be recognized by the Schusterman Foundation, The Durfee Foundation, Los Angeles Global Justice Center, and The Aspen Institute.

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As Senior Vice President for the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, Gamal leverages his expertise to help professionals create authenticity to navigate and overcome differences. As a speaker, he focuses on helping industry leaders overcome diversity avoidance by generating authentic connection with their teams and customers.

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