Lanaya Irvin is a global business executive and thought leader in workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion. She currently serves as the President of the Coqual and previously spent more than a decade at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she led strategic initiatives in global equities, managed client relationships, and led multinational teams. Most recently, Irvin was head of business development for theSKIMM—a millennial-focused news media company with 7 million daily subscribers.
Irvin is a frequent speaker on topics of authenticity, race, gender, LGBTQ inclusion, and inclusive leadership in the workplace. Her thought leadership has been featured in Newsweek the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Business Insider, Forbes, Marketplace, and CNBC. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California and holds an MBA from the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business.