Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Benita Flucker
Global publishing and learning firm Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has appointed Benita Flucker as chief equity and inclusion officer.
In 2018, Flucker launched HMH’s content equity, inclusion and diversity initiative and became a founding member of Innovation for Equity, which HMH sponsors. In 2020, she became the executive sponsor and co-founder of HMH’s Black Alliance Employee Resource Group.
HMH’s chief executive Jack Lynch said: “HMH’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion spans four key pillars – business, talent, leadership and culture. With our customer-facing solutions and business top of mind, I am thrilled that Benita will step into this expanded and critical role to elevate and expand our vision for inclusive education, further our mission and reinforce our values so that the meaningful work we do each day is in service of all students and teachers. Benita is a passionate champion for educators and students, and she is relied on by internal and external partners for her solution-oriented and collaborative mindset.”
Flucker said: “I am excited to take on such an important role for HMH and to further our commitment to creating programmes that reflect and resonate across learning communities. I have focused my career on equity in education and creating high-quality programmes that empower teachers to do their best work. I have a deep passion for ensuring students feel affirmed and can excel academically, and I strongly believe that it is essential all students see themselves and the possibilities for their future success in the materials we offer.”