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Lanaya is the CEO of Coqual, a 17-year-old global think tank that conducts research and advises corporate companies on diversity, equity and inclusion. Coqual’s research aims to bring visibility to the barriers and inequity faced by women and other underrepresented groups in the workplace. A global thought leader, Lanaya promotes gender diversity and inclusion outside of the organization as well. Not only do they serve as co-chair of the Human Rights Campaign’s Business Advisory Council, they also sit on the Advisory Board of the Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Inclusion, the Board of Directors of Outright Action International and the Board of Lesbians Who Tech. Lanaya’s thought leadership has been featured in Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, Marketplace, and Business Insider.