Inclusion NextWork (‘INW’) is a global network of emerging leaders passionate about innovating the ways we build relationships, organizations, and communities so that everyone can thrive.
INW connects, supports, and elevates the next generation of leaders to co-create a more inclusive, diverse, equitable, accessible, and socially just world. Together, we advance our collective capacity to drive social change in our communities and organizations.
We envision a world in which all people feel valued, included, connected, and empowered in their lives
Dan Egol (he/him/his)
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Raised in a multi-cultural home with strong ties to both Cuba and Israel, I grew up passionate about social justice, community building, and global affairs. I openly identify as a member of the LBGTQ+ community and am committed to using the many privileges and opportunities in my life to foster equity and belonging.
Following my graduation from Middlebury College in 2013, I spent five years working at Cook Ross, a diversity & inclusion consulting firm. There I held various roles including Project Manager, Chief of Staff, and Client Success Manager. Prior to Cook Ross, I interned at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the Cuba desk of the Washington Office on Latin America, the Racial Justice Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, and worked as a part-time contractor for the Atlantic Philanthropies. As a way to provide direct service to my community, I served on the Board of Shepherd’s Table, a Silver Spring-based organization that provides basic, essential services to vulnerable community members, particularly those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity.
In May 2020 I graduated with an MBA from the Yale School of Management, where I served as the Community & Inclusion Officer in student government, co-chaired the Yale Philanthropy Conference, and co-founded &Society - a weekly discussion forum for social justice topics not covered by the core curriculum
It's an honor and privilege to now have the opportunity to serve as INW's inaugural Executive Director, particularly at a time of a renewed national reckoning around racial justice. I look forward to and warmly welcome your feedback and suggestions to ensure that we are doing our part in truly cultivating an IDEAS-centered world for all.
Minjon Tholen (she/her/hers)
Co-Founder and Board Chair
Diversity & inclusion has been a consistent theme throughout my life. As someone who was adopted from Sri Lanka, grew up in The Netherlands and now resides in the United States, my own experiences inspired my passion and deep appreciation for diversity & inclusion from an early age.
I have a B.A. from the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands, an M.A. in Gender & Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and certificates in Executive Leadership and Strategic HR Leadership from Cornell University. I’ve also had the opportunity to be a New Leader with the Center for Progressive Leadership and the National Council for Women’s Organizations, a fellow with the Roosevelt Institute| Pipeline, a delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar.
My previous work experience led me from the education sector to several nonprofits and eventually to Cook Ross, a leading D&I consulting firm. As a Senior Consultant with the company, I partnered with Fortune 500 companies, public institutions and nonprofits all over the world on their D&I strategies. This allowed me to gain broad and deep experience and expertise in inclusive organizational innovation and transformation.
I now serve as the inaugural Chief Inclusion & Strategic Innovation Officer at Amnesty International USA. Amnesty International is the world's largest grassroots human rights organization and in my role, I am responsible for developing and implementing holistic organizational change at the intersection of inclusion and innovation. I also advise Amnesty’s International Secretariat and other country sections on IDEAS, convene a community of practice for other senior IDEAS leaders at large nonprofit organizations, and serve as an Expert Panelist for the Global Diversity Equity and Inclusion Benchmarks.
Daisy Rosales (she/her/hers)
Born to an immigrant family in the San Francisco Bay Area, I grew up enjoying the food, traditions, creativity, and stories of families from all over the world. I was also exposed to the Bay Area's dramatic inequities at an early age, and have long committed to addressing the challenges that poverty and injustice pose to our social fabric.
My passion for social impact has taken me from the rural woods of New Hampshire where I worked in addiction care, to the dusty libraries of my undergrad studies on historic social movements, to artisan workshops in Guatemala where innovative financing strategies empower women leaders. Prior to graduate school, I led marketing at Fuller Youth Institute, a think tank equipping youth workers and parents with research-based resources on adolescent development and wellness. In 2018, I co-founded Brio, a nonprofit that enables access to quality mental health care through design and partnership with community organizations in low-resource contexts. As Brio's executive director, I am inspired every day by the power of proximity, the mutuality of compassion, and processes that reflect the dignity of all people.
My husband Aaron and I recently moved back to California, where we look forward to spending our weekends between redwood forests and coastal bluffs. I enjoy writing, exploring, developing new recipes, and gathering friends around the table.
Hannah Mack (she/her/hers)
Co-Founder, Board Member
I’ve always been curious about what makes each of us unique, and how in all aspects of our world - home, work, community - we can see that uniqueness as an asset rather than a challenge. My first substantial intercultural experience was studying in South India during my time at Bates College. While living with a host family and studying the Tamil language, I conducted an ethnographic research project on the negative impacts of economic development projects on agricultural villages. I returned to the region a year later to mentor other American students living in India for the first time, and it was through that experience that I became interested in developing and facilitating cultural competency learning experiences.
I went on to serve on Cook Ross Inc.’ Learning & Innovation team, where I managed CultureVision, an online platform for healthcare professionals to easily access information that aids them in providing culturally relevant patient care. Consulting for hospitals and healthcare organizations of many sizes and types solidified my passion for healthcare justice and using patient-centered care as a way to reduce pervasive health disparities. I also served as an instructional design lead for a varied group of US-based and global organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, government agencies, and nonprofits seeking to create or improve diversity and inclusion initiatives.
In 2016, I moved from Washington, DC to Oakland, CA with my partner Mischa and our rabbit Oliver. I am now working for The Mosaic Company as a consultant to energy companies who seek to increase the effectiveness of their Learning & Development function. I also make ceramics and bake bread (while pursuing a more just and equitable world).