Power and Race with the Groundwater Institute

March 6, 2023  • Aspen Global Leadership Network


The Groundwater Institute helps people make sense of our society is organized by race – and how that organization causes racial inequity.

On the premiere of LIMINAL, Dar Vanderbeck is in conversation with the Groundwater team on their analysis and how they work with leaders to propel their anti-racism journeys.

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About Our Guests

Deena Hayes-Greene is a partner at Impactive and the founder and Managing Director of the Racial Equity Institute. Deena is nationally renowned as a trainer and institutional leader in racial equity, chairs the boards of Guilford County Schools and the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, and holds a BA from Guilford College.

Bayard “Bay” Love’s work is dedicated to ending structural racism by building successful campaigns, strong organizations, and empowered leaders. He is an organizer and facilitator at the Racial Equity Institute and a former Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Bayard has a MPP from Duke University, an MBA from University of North Carolina and a BA from Wesleyan University.

Ellen Hunter is the Founder and CEO of Impactive, a consulting firm that works toward racial equity and social justice by focusing on strategy and leadership development. She was previously a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group. Ellen has an MBA from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Brown University.

Monica Walker is a veteran organizer, artist, trainer, speaker and social activist who has spent the better part of her career addressing issues of race, equity, and inclusion while organizing for social justice on every front. She was previously the Executive Director of the Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Guilford County Schools, where she led the district’s efforts to eliminate racially disparate outcomes and all other forms of bias and discrimination.


The Value of Leadership is now LIMINAL. Explore the space between our greatest challenges and a better future. Dar Vanderbeck, Vice President of the Aspen Global Leadership Network is your host and guide to inquiry with thinkers and doers daring to lead through the big, systemic transitions we need for true transformation. This season, we’ll talk anti-racism, climate change, the future of work, and more. Join us as we explore leadership in the process of becoming.

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