Inclusion by Design: The WELL Equity Rating

Inclusion by Design: The WELL Equity Rating

About the speakers
  • Whitney Gray
    Whitney Gray
    Senior Vice President at International WELL Building Institute
    Whitney has been the Senior Vice President at International WELL Building Institute for almost three years. Prior to this role, Gray acted as SVP at Delos for over 7 years. Standing at the nexus of public health research and the places and spaces where we spend our lives, Whitney Austin Gray has become one of the leading global voices for improving our buildings and communities in ways that help people thrive. As senior vice president at the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), she leads research that supports best practices in building design and operations, community development and organizational policies that can contribute to improved public health for everyone, everywhere. She led the development of the first WELL AP exam, WELL Faculty Program, and the first case studies focused on the efficacy of the WELL Building Standard, helping to launch more than 100 educational sessions related to WELL in 25+ countries. Her lectures, webcasts, trainings and published works have touched tens of thousands design and health professionals worldwide, building a strong infrastructure of support for those who work to advance better buildings, vibrant communities and stronger organizations. Prior to joining IWBI, Dr. Gray served as the health research and innovation director for Cannon Design, a global healthcare design firm, where she oversaw the company’s primary and secondary research, prototyping and innovation platforms. Before her tenure with Cannon Design, she led building science research at the MedStar Institute for Innovation. She holds dual appointments as an adjunct assistant professor at the Georgetown School of Nursing & Health Studies and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. She is the co-founder of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health in Buildings Roundtable and an Advisory Board member at the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures. She received her Ph.D. and BA in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She was the first public health professional to become a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP).
  • Angelita Scott, PhD, Allied ASID
    Angelita Scott, PhD, Allied ASID
    Director, Standard Development, Community Concept Lead at International WELL Building Institute
    Angie Scott is Director and Community Concept Lead for the WELL Building Standard and WELL Equity Lead at the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). She previously served as an Assistant Professor of Interior Design believing that the built environment should be equitable for everyone regardless of race, gender, age, or ability. Her research takes a preventative approach to the interior environment focusing on the intersection of residential design, housing, and well-being; and cultural well-being and workplace environments. Scott has worked in the interior design profession as a practitioner, educator, and researcher for over 20 years. She earned a Ph.D. in interior design from the University of Minnesota, holds a DEI Workplace Certificate from the University of South Florida, and was named an inaugural ASID Ones To Watch Award Winner and Scholar continually advocating for well-being and equity in the built environment.

Key takeaways

1. Discover how implementing and achieving the WELL Equity Rating can support organizations’ diversity, equity and inclusion goals.

2. Learn how to create a culture where everyone feels welcome, seen and heard.

3. Understand what a representative workforce means for ROI.

4. Learn how the WELL Equity Rating can bolster your ESG reporting.

5. Learn about tools that can guide the process of implementing change.