Founder, Frances West & Co.
Frances West is the founder of Frances West & Co, a global strategy advisory company focusing on operationalizing diversity & inclusion through digital transformation. Frances and her expert partners help public, private, non-profit, and start-ups thrive and grow through digital inclusion and purpose-driven innovation strategy.
She has 30+ years of global business management, technology sales, emerging market development, and organization leadership experience. She has held numerous executive positions, including as IBM’s first Chief Accessibility Officer.
Frances is a board member/advisor of for-profit and nonprofit companies and was
recognized as the 2021 Director to Watch by the Private Company Director. She is also a globally sought-after TEDTalk public speaker, and an award-winning author of the book “Authentic Inclusion™ Drives Disruptive Innovation,” a C-suite targeted cultural and digital transformation book.
Frances and her strategic partners help clients to understand and operationalize
inclusion as a business imperative from the very top.