Lillian Forsyth

Lillian Forsyth is a coach, consultant, and workshop facilitator in the areas of communications, leadership, and diversity, equity & inclusion. She has 15 years of experience leading Operations and Human Resources for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and has gained unique leadership perspectives from her extensive experience living and working abroad.

In 2020, Lillian co-founded Lead with Equity, a company whose mission is to help leaders make space for the voices of historically marginalized people to drive change in organizations. In her role as CEO of Lead with Equity, Lillian helps leaders drive retention and engagement of diverse teams by providing training, coaching, and consulting on inclusive leadership, and helping leaders have meaningful conversations with their teams about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Lillian has coached and trained leaders from companies like LinkedIn, Facebook, Siemens, and IBM.

Lillian was Director of VIA’s Vietnam and Southeast Asia Programs from 2008 – 2010, and was a long-term volunteer in An Giang, Vietnam, from 2006 – 2008. She holds an MBA from the University of Hawaii’s Shidler College of Business, and a BA in Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures from Barnard College in New York City.