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Global VP, ESG + Social Innovation

Kim Dabbs

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Kim Dabbs

Kim Dabbs is a global leader in the area of Belonging and Purpose. As a thought leader, best selling author, and speaker, she is the Global Vice President of ESG and Social Innovation at Steelcase. She has a passion for building cultures of belonging and is leveraging that mindset as she partners with organizations leading transformational change projects around the world. Her personal experience and professional history focuses on helping leaders, organizations and communities with the tools to create a more equitable and inclusive world. Prior to joining Steelcase she served as executive director of the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology. Kim crafted a model for both adult career training and teen arts + tech engagement, leading to WMCAT’s inclusion in national learning networks as a best practice. Kim also led Michigan Youth Arts, where she built a coalition of 16 statewide organizations focused on public policy, philanthropy and advocacy for education. Kim holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Art History from Kendall College of Art and Design. In 2015, she was chosen as one of four professionals globally to participate in a 3-month residency at Stanford’s d.school with leadership training in human centered design. She presents internationally on social innovation and design thinking at venues such as the Guggenheim, the Aspen Institute and TEDx.

ESG, Social Innovation, Belonging