Rachael Gavin

Chief Strategist of Equity and Advocacy

Insightful Strategist

Rachael (she/her) comes to AWE as a strategist, facilitator & consultant, specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion solutions. She understands the complex dynamics underlying diversity challenges and opportunities within organizations.  She combines her strong analytical approach with her human-centric lens and vision for helping people to evolve their knowledge and the organization’s commitment to building an inclusive, varied workplace welcoming to people of all backgrounds.


Elevates Awareness

Rachael brings a depth of experience to her role. The founder and CEO of PR(iSM) Resistance Coalition, Rachael has 10 years of experience working within the social justice and education sectors across the U.S., U.K. and Europe. Rachael has served as a researcher, facilitator, and educator for equitable practices in organizations nationally/internationally and utilizes her unique insight as a global citizen and a Black-multiracial, queer woman to drive her work forward and amplify the voices of others. Rachael is a first-generation college graduate, holding a Bachelors in Communication from the University of Connecticut and an MSc in Social Research from Goldsmiths, University of London; the United Kingdom’s leading college for radical approaches to the social sciences.

Rachael currently serves as a member of The Day Newspaper’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Board and the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition’s Board of Directors, where she sits on the governance committee.

Rachael is an empath, herbalist, and strong believer in holistic health and communal healing. In her free time, you can find her traveling, farming, savoring vegan goodies, and spending time with loved ones.

Meet Our Team

Lisa Bergeron

Co-Creator and Chief Visionary

Tejal Tarro

Co-Creator and Chief Catalyst of Human Transformation

Rachael Gavin

Chief Strategist of Equity and Advocacy

Shirley Moore

AWE Senior Catalyst of Human Empowerment

Ralph Tavares

Experience Maker

Antoinette Gomes

Senior Inclusion & Education Specialist, AWE

Lisa Raiola

Senior Advisor and Small Business Specialist