Person

Eboné Bishop

Residence:

Brooklyn, NY

Occupation:

Diversity Consultant

Founder and CEO:

Evolv

Co-chair:

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Eboné Bishop is a diversity, inclusion, and equity consultant and former corporate attorney. Bishop is known for being the founder and CEO of Evolv, an advisory firm that helps client organizations with financial strategy and with internal organizational culture with an emphasis on diversity and equity. [1] Bishop is also known for serving as co-chair of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, a left-of-center grantmaker that funds “LGBTQI” advocacy organizations. [2]

Early Career

Eboné Bishop was born in Miami, Florida and grew up in Washington, D.C. and New England. She received a B.A. in Politics from Brandeis University and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. [3] Before getting involved in advisory consulting and philanthropy, Bishop worked as a corporate transactions attorney, living and working in Asia. There she specialized in mergers, acquisitions, and market-entry risk mitigation. [4]

Evolv

In 2018, Bishop founded Evolv, an advisory firm that specializes in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) consulting. Evolv claims to “know that a more equitable enterprise is a more successful one” and aims to help both for-profit and nonprofit organizations implement DEI strategies. [5] Evolv offers its diversity consulting to organizations’ human resources departments, communications departments, physical facilities, public relations, staffing and customer demographics, and leadership styles. [6]

Evolv, in its mission to “Commit to Culture,” purports to conduct top-to-bottom reviews of organizations’ DEI policies to give its recommendations for both day-to-day and overall operations. It also investigates workplace harassment claims, discrimination claims and other cases of misconduct. [7] As of March 7, 2022, Bishop was still leading the organization as its CEO. [8]

Board Leadership Roles

Bishop is a senior fellow and member of the American planning board at Humanity in Action, an international nonprofit organization which seeks to educate future “leaders” on social justice, human rights, and minority rights. [9] She sits on the junior board of directors of the Osborne Association, a left-progressive criminal justice reform organization based in New York state. [10] [11]

Bishop also is a co-chair of Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice’s board of directors. Astraea is a major grantmaking foundation for LGBT organizations and programs; as of 2016, the foundation had spent over $31 million on LGBT advocacy groups. [12] Astraea has worked extensively with the U.S. government and was provided funds by the Obama administration. [13] It also works with a host of other governments, non-governmental organizations, and the United Nations. [14]

Social Media

Bishop operates a public-facing personal Twitter account, which she uses to share content related to racial and social justice movements, sentiments, and projects. She shared content in favor of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden during the delayed voting count process in the 2020 presidential election. [15]

References

  1. “Eboné Bishop.” Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. Accessed 7 March 2022. https://www.astraeafoundation.org/team/ebone-bishop/. ^
  2. The Astraea lesbian Foundation for Justice, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2016, Part I, line 13. ^
  3. “Eboné Bishop.” Humanity in Action. Accessed 7 March 2022. https://www.humanityinaction.org/person/ebone-bishop/. ^
  4. “Eboné Bishop.” Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. Accessed 7 March 2022. https://www.astraeafoundation.org/team/ebone-bishop/. ^
  5. “About.” Evolv. Accessed 7 March 2022. https://evolvculture.com/#intro. ^
  6. “Our Approach.” Evolv. Accessed 7 March 2022. https://evolvculture.com/#approach. ^
  7. “How Can We Help? – Home.” Evolv. Accessed 7 March 2022. https://evolvculture.com/. ^
  8. “About.” Evolv. Accessed 7 March 2022. https://evolvculture.com/#intro. ^
  9. “Quick Facts.” Humanity In Action. Accessed 7 March 2022. https://www.humanityinaction.org/about-international/quick-facts/. ^
  10. “Eboné Bishop.” Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. Accessed 7 March 2022. https://www.astraeafoundation.org/team/ebone-bishop/. ^
  11. “Our Mission.” OsborneNY. Accessed 7 March 2022. https://www.osborneny.org/who-we-are ^
  12. The Astraea lesbian Foundation for Justice, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2016, Part I, line 13. ^
  13. Alotta, Jennifer Bob. “Op-ed: Fueling the Frontlines for LGBT Rights.” ADVOCATE, 16 May 2014. Accessed 7 March 2022. https://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/05/16/op-ed-fueling-frontlines-lgbt-rights. ^
  14. Lucas, Dr. Claire. “Taking Our New Model of LGBT Inclusive Development to UNGA | USAID Impact.” USAID Impact Blog, 27 Sept. 2013. Accessed 7 March 2022. https://blog.usaid.gov/2013/09/new-model-of-lgbt-inclusive-development-at-unga-2013. ^
  15. “Eboné M. Bishop.” Twitter. Accessed 7 March 2022. https://twitter.com/ebonebishop. ^
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