Simone Hill is the Founder and CEO of Melanated Futures Group (MFG), a diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) design firm that works with organizations to create and implement strategies to create a liberated future for all. She is a DEIB strategist and foresight practitioner with experience spanning across private, nonprofit, and academic sectors.
Prior to founding MFG, Simone led the execution of DEIB initiatives at Omidyar Network and managed the organization’s new and growing pluralism and racial justice portfolio. Simone is passionate about helping organizations create scalable practices that foster open, reflective, and inclusive cultures.
She previously led the recruiting and developing of diverse talent at Upstart, an online lending company, and created and implemented the DEI strategy for the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Admissions team. She also served as the director of programs at Beyond 12, a San Francisco-based college persistence organization, managing the personalized and peer college coaching programs.
Simone earned her MBA and MA in Education from Stanford University and a BS in Finance from the University of Connecticut.