Gamal J. Palmer is a diversity, equity and inclusion expert.
Gamal J. Palmer is a diversity, equity and inclusion expert. As the founder of Diversity Gym, he helps brands create unstoppable cultures through communication. Bringing humanity to the data, he facilitates workshops and presents keynotes on leadership, diversity and inclusion, and personal transformation.
The son of activists, Gamal’s advocacy began in 8th grade when working with Full Circle Theater Company in Philadelphia. Using civil discourse techniques and theater technology, at an early age Gamal worked with inmates on conflict resolution and confidence building. Early on, he became enthralled with the power of storytelling, particularly within the context of exploring identity and its overlapping elements. As a graduate student at the Yale School of Drama, he developed graduate-level programs focused on dialogue, advocacy and community engagement around socio-political challenges in Swaziland, South Africa and Tanzania.