Nonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD


Organizational psychologist and executive coach Gena Cox asserts that although human variation is normal, true inclusion that embraces these variations is elusive in the workplace. Leading Inclusion, a “how-to-be” book, educates, challenges, and empowers the C-suite and board to lead inclusion from the top of the organization. It’s the only way employees will see the changes they deserve.

Buy the book

Author Bio

Gena Cox is an organizational psychologist, executive coach, and speaker. She advises corporate executives, board directors, and DE&I leaders who want to build the inclusive work environments all employees deserve. At IBM and Perceptyx, Gena advised leaders in the Fortune 500 and large global companies to build psychologically healthy and engaging organizational cultures that drive business outcomes. 

Gena holds leadership roles in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and is on advisory boards of the University of South Florida’s Stavros Center and the University of Tampa’s TECO Center for Leadership. She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and is an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Her ideas have been featured in national publications, including Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Fast Company, Forbes, BBC Worklife, and The Business Journals. Gena lives in Florida, where she can hear the ocean as she rides her bicycle.