Kenneth Walker

Executive Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Culture

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Kenneth “Ken” Walker is the Executive Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Culture at Per Scholas. In this role, Ken is responsible for ensuring that Per Scholas’s external-facing work around diversity and inclusion with employer partners aligns with the culture and feelings of belonging experienced by Per Scholas staff and learners. He is a diversity and inclusion champion and Special Advisor to the CEO, leading Per Scholas’ DEIB & Culture and Diverse by Design efforts. 

Ken is a technology sector veteran with over 30 years of sales, business development, and nonprofit executive experience across 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. 

In 2015, Ken co-launched Diverse by Design (DxD) in partnership with the Information Technology Management Forum (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 to increase tech workforce diversity and inclusion. Finally, Ken loves life, positive energy, the simplicity of kindness and decency, and seeing others’ humanity. He lives in Manhattan with his partner of twenty-five years and spouse of thirteen years.


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