Diversity reboot

Christina Gardner (She/Her)
Christina Gardner (She/Her)
Summit Speaker

Diversity & Inclusion Director, Vizient

Christina is a diversity, equity, and inclusion practitioner with over seven years of experience across various industries, including corporate, consulting, the arts, and higher education. She was introduced to the DEI space when she became a member of the Social Change theater troupe, which used live theatre to drive attention to and solutions for inequities in her college town of Springfield, MO. Prior to coming to Vizient, Christina worked at a DEI consultancy, where she led project teams that conducted learning and development, program initiation, and assessments for small boutique organizations and large corporations in industries ranging from hospitals to urban planning. At Vizient, Christina drives various workstreams that focus on closing experiential and equity gaps, centered on individual employees, teams, and policy. Outside of her day job, Christina can be found writing, reading, at a group fitness class, or scouting for the best oysters in the city. Christina was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her partner, Jonathan.