The Peabody Companies (www.peabodyproperties.com), a group of property management real estate firms, today announced Deo Mwano as Diversity and Inclusion Advisor.
Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mwano is an innovative, multi-cultural leader in education, organizational leadership and social justice. In his role for The Peabody Companies he will help guide the organization through the process of effectively identifying and disrupting patterns of inequality, implementing cultural changes, and developing training initiatives to create and foster an open and inclusive environment. He will also be instrumental in helping to create mechanisms for surveying the firm’s internal audience and gathering data to promote active listening and a deeper understanding of team member experiences within the workplace
Mwano grew up during a violent civil war, faced much misfortune and became the family patriarch at age 9. Following his move to the United States in the year 2000 with his mother and three younger brothers, he “found his voice” as a gifted performer and presenter, connecting with others through dance and motivational speaking.
Mwano holds a bachelor of arts degree in International Relations and History and an MBA in Strategic Leadership.