Episode 143: Dr. Akilah Cadet, DEIB Expert, on Life with Rare Heart Disease & hEDS

Episode 143: Dr. Akilah Cadet, DEIB Expert, on Life with Rare Heart Disease & hEDS


Dr. Akilah Cadet is the Founder and CEO of Change Cadet consulting firm, which offers a broad array of anti-racism and diversity services including strategic planning, crisis rebuilding, advising, executive coaching, and facilitation. Cadet (her last name) is a French term that means soldier. As it's often an uphill battle for BIPOC, women, and historically excluded communities to achieve success and equity in the workplace, Change Cadet prepares soldiers of change to overcome these continuous battles so individuals and companies can thrive. Akilah has 15+ years of experience working in various organizations, with both private and public sector companies. She literally has all the degrees (Bachelor of Science in Health Education in Community Based Public Health, a Master of Public Health, and a Doctorate of Health Sciences in Leadership and Organizational Behavior), lives in Oakland, CA, has a rare heart condition, and is a proud Beyoncé advocate…and has just been diagnosed with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS). And on top of all that, she’s the host of the Change Cadet Podcast!



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