Executive Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Culture
Kenneth Walker is a technology sector veteran with 30+ years of sales, business development, and non-profit executive experience across the media, entertainment, government, and telecom sectors. Ken spent three years in business development at start-up organizations in Silicon Valley after transitioning from an 18-year career at IBM as a Client Executive in the media sector. Ken’s transition to the non-profit sector has been incredibly fulfilling.
He describes himself as an ever-evolving dynamic, visionary, dreamer, and doer of the work, purposeful, mission work that he enthusiastically carries out at Per Scholas. He thrives on relationships with 21st leaders who are self-aware and embrace the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) mindset needed to succeed in today’s environment. He is a diversity and inclusion champion and Special Advisor to the CEO, leading Per Scholas’ DEIB & Culture and Diverse by Design efforts.
In 2015, Ken launched Diverse by Design (DxD) in partnership with ITSMF, the nation’s most prominent African American senior technology executives association. Diverse by Design aims to discover and unleash new ideas and best practices that companies can use today to increase tech workforce diversity and inclusion.
Finally, Ken is a lover of life, positive energy, simplicity of decency, and seeing others’ humanity. He lives in Manhattan with his spouse of twelve years.