Brooke Treadwell

Culture, Race, and Equity Officer

Brooke Treadwell is a Culture, Race, and Equity Officer at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She supports the internal growth and learning of staff at the Hewlett Foundation. This includes helping staff work through a framework that allows them to assess and address issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice in their work; supporting “presentations of learning” where staff share progress and challenges on their path toward justice; and ensuring staff have access to individualized and team coaching to help them integrate diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice more fully into their work.

Previously, Brooke was a Grants Officer on the Hewlett Foundation’s Grantmaking Learning and Operations Team, where she was responsible for training staff in equitable grant practices, facilitating grantee demographic data learning sessions with the foundation’s grantmaking teams, and designing grantmaking systems that center transparency, equity, and collaboration.

Brooke has over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, working most recently at UNESCO, where she implemented education policy reforms in Burma/Myanmar. Prior to that, she was senior associate at the DeBoer Foundation where she managed a portfolio of grants supporting education and global development projects. Other previous roles include program officer at World Education and associate instructor at Indiana University.

Brooke holds a bachelor’s degree in international development, a master’s degree in international and comparative education and a Ph.D. in education policy.

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