Liji Thomas has the distinct perspective of having worked on building an award winning inclusion strategy for a Fortune 500 as well as having worked on the largest race discrimination class action settlement in history, giving her the experience and insight to see both the opportunity and risk around inclusion for Corporate America. Liji Thomas was aformer Senior Manager of Diversity and Inclusion for Southwest Airlines. Her background includes experience in compliance, audit, risk management and diversity and inclusion. She holds an MBA in Finance as well as Master’s degrees in Accounting & Information Technology Management and Consulting along with CPA, CIA, CRMA and SHRM-CP designations. She is a former Jesuit Volunteer, a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Texas at Dallas and a graduate of the Leadership Dallas Class of 2017. Liji is married with two children and devotes her time to various civic and charitable causes.