Who is Dana Duckworth?
Dana Duckworth is a nationally recognized public speaker, facilitator, and DEI advocate specializing in creating inclusive spaces. With a background spanning over 12 years in multifamily housing, in roles from property manager to supplier partner, Dana's transparency and commitment to cultivating spaces of belonging have been integral to her success.
Recognized as a certified employee resource group leader and the 2023 National Apartment Association DEI Champion of the Year, Dana has consistently demonstrated her expertise in driving diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her DEI certification from the University of South Florida and a B.S. in Sociology from HBCU Norfolk State University equips her with a deep understanding of social dynamics and inclusive community-building.
Dana continues to make a significant impact in professional spaces with her recently launched LinkedIn Audio & Podcast "The Hilariously Unemployed," where she is focused on supporting others as they navigate being unemployed. Dana leverages her unique blend of experience and compassionate leadership through this platform to inspire and empower individuals facing job loss and career transitions.
Her multifamily housing background and experience at tech company Zumper further enhance her skill set, especially in fostering diverse and inclusive workplaces. Her time at Zumper as a DEI Champion solidified her passion for promoting equitable environments where all voices are heard and valued.
As a sought-after speaker and facilitator, Dana creates safe environments for open dialogue, empowering individuals from all backgrounds to share their perspectives and feel valued. Her authentic approach resonates with audiences, making her a catalyst for positive change in various contexts. Whether on stage or through her podcast, Dana remains dedicated to driving diversity, equity, and inclusion, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of those she touches.