We bring together select companies and top researchers in diversity to form a “living laboratory”. This coalition of innovators designs, tests, and scales new models that accelerate diversity, inclusivity, and belonging in the workplace.


SODI catalyzes innovations in diversity & inclusion by:

Accelerating the translation of insights from new research into practical action.

Facilitating partnerships between researchers and leading companies to design, test and scale transformative solutions, and providing forums for companies to share insights.

Fueling the next generation of researchers advancing diversity and inclusion.

SODI is an initiative of the University of Chicago’s Economics Department and has not-for-profit status under the university’s 501(c)3.


Birgit Boykin

SODI Advisory Board Member

Rosalind Chow

Research Affiliate

Rashmi Chopra

Strategy & Advocacy Director, SODI

Jeff Flory

Founder & Research Director

Manish Goel

SODI Advisory Board Member

Judd Kessler

Research Affiliate

Ellen Kossek

Research Affiliate

Andreas Leibbrandt

Founder & Research Director

Denise Lewin Loyd

Research Affiliate

John List

SODI Advisory Board Member

Kyra McAndrews

Interim Executive Director

Neela Rajendra

Founder & Executive Director

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Olga Stoddard

Research Director

Mladen Adamovic

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mallory Avery

Postdoctoral Fellow

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