Arthur Woods


  • Consultant
  • Speaker
  • Workshop Facilitator

Arthur Woods is an LGBTQ speaker on equity and inclusion, working at the intersection of hiring for diversity and technology. He was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 and 40 Under 40 by BEQ. He is national bestselling author of the book, Hiring for Diversity, a three-time TEDx speaker and has advised several recognizable brands.


Growing diversity in our organizations starts with individual empathy, leadership and empowering those around us to take responsibility.

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Popular Talks

How to Lead Inclusively

The creative ways leaders can empower their teams, build psychological safety and bring out the best in their organization.

The Path to Building a Diverse Organization

How to reimagine the strategy and approach for growing diversity in our organizations sustainably.

Finding Purpose at Work

How to uncover your north star to find a sense of meaning and purpose in our jobs each day.

Speaking, Workshops, Consulting, & Coaching


Diversity Hiring 101
How to build an inclusive hiring process that achieves an organization’s goals of growing diversity.

Inclusive Interviewing
Developing structured, fair and equitable interview behaviors and processes to address bias.

Addressing Unconscious Bias
How to recognize and address unconscious bias in daily work and hiring.


I help organizations assess and build equitable hiring and talent practices and build robust diversity strategies. I provide organizations with ongoing tools to engage their team and sustain their diversity hiring efforts.

“In witnessing three keynotes by Arthur I can say that he captivates the room with extraordinary energy and passion when eh speaks. He blends compelling data and heartfelt stories to leave you informed and inspired.”
— Michael Smith, Managing Director of Randstad

“We’ve had Arthur deliver keynotes and workshops to more than 500 leaders at MetLife. He brings passion, inspiration and tangible action.”
— Executive, MetLife

“Arthur’s keynote transformed the way we understand ourselves and gave powerful new insights to my team.”
— Cathy Smith, CFO of Target

"Arthur's talk was one of the highest rated we've ever had in our speaker series."

Arthur Woods is a social entrepreneur, LGBTQ speaker on equity and inclusion and a leader working at the intersection of diverse teams and technology. He was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 and 40 Under 40 by BEQ. He is national bestselling author of the book, Hiring for Diversity, a three-time TEDx speaker and has advised leading brands from Disney, Sonos and MetLife to the Smithsonian.

He is the Co-Founder of Mathison, a venture-backed technology platform equipping employers with everything they need to manage their diversity hiring efforts. He is the creator of the first Equal Hiring Index to assess and benchmark inclusive hiring practices. Arthur came from Google where he led operations for YouTube’s Education division and oversaw YouTube for Schools.

Arthur previously co-founded Imperative, leading social learning platform; Out in Tech, the largest global LGBTQ technology community; and Social Impact 360, a collegiate social enterprise education program.

Arthur is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, GCT Entrepreneur in Residence, a New York Venture Fellow, Foundries Fellow, has contributed to Fast Company and sits on the Advisory Boards of LIFT and Second Day.

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