HRMI 2022: Stephen Frost, CEO, Included

Stephen Frost is the CEO of diversity and inclusion (D&I) consultancy Included.

A globally recognised diversity, inclusion and leadership expert, Frost founded Included in 2012. He leads the team and works with leaders around the world to embed inclusive leadership in their decision-making.

From 2007-2012 Frost designed, led and implemented the inclusion programmes for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games as head of diversity and inclusion for the London Organising Committee.

From 2004-2007 he established and led the workplace team at Stonewall. He has also led D&I at KPMG and worked in advertising and consulting.

A Hertford College scholar at Oxford and a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard, Frost remains a visiting fellow of the Women and Public Policy Program.

He has won various awards from the 2010 Peter Robertson Award for Equality and Diversity Champions and 2011 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum to one of Management Today’s Change Agents for his race and gender work and 2022 Winds of Change Awards from The Forum on Workplace Inclusion.

He has taught inclusive leadership at Harvard Business School, Singapore Management University and Sciences Po in France and advised the British Government, Royal Air Force and the White House.

He is author of The Inclusion Imperative (2014), Inclusive Talent Management (2016) and Building an Inclusive Organization (2019), and the editor of The Key to Inclusion (July 2022).


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How to tell if you're really LGBT+ inclusive

The importance of intersectionality in HR


Stephen Frost ranked 8th on HR magazine’s list of HR Most Influential thinkers in 2022.  

Find the full list of HR Most Influential 2022 practitioners and thinkers here.