Diversity and Inclusion

Adtalem Global Education values diverse ideas and teams in order to serve our diverse student populations. We work collaboratively, committed to the idea that inclusion leads to innovation. And we empower more than 11,800 diverse colleagues around the globe to excel on the job and pursue their career dreams.

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Diverse Leadership Throughout the Organization


  • Under the leadership of President and CEO Lisa Wardell, Adtalem has notably increased female and multi-cultural representation on its Board of Directors since 2016. We believe diverse and independent Directors create stronger practices and outcomes for the company.
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  • Lisa Wardell is an advocate for increasing the number of women and minorities in corporate leadership positions, and in 2018 became a signatory with CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion.
Media for leftnavMainParSys-media_text_1-article-one Statistics on how the Adtalem Board of Directors has become more diverse since 2016.
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Media for leftnavMainParSys-media_text_0-article-one Lisa Wardell and Courtney Gibson at a panel discussion.

Adtalem EDGE: Accelerating the advancement of women


  • EDGE (Empowerment, Diversity, Growth and Excellence) is a network of leaders, scholars and professionals created to foster a culture of diversity and overall inclusiveness and accelerate the advancement of women at Adtalem Global Education
  • Our vision is to empower an internationally diverse group of women to network, mentor and participate in professional development programs.