Cloe Liparini

Founder and Principal Consultant

Founder and Principal Consultant, Cloe has over twenty years of experience designing and delivering culturally inclusive programs to increase leadership effectiveness and collaboration across boundaries. She has developed youth engagement, peace building, cultural competence, and diversity and inclusion programs that focus on collective leadership through leadership of self and leveraging highly effective teams. Her experience spans higher education, ngo, corporate, and global health sectors. Cloe recently returned to work to the USA in 2021 to work as the Director of Education, Community Engagement & Belonging in the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. However, her consulting work is global and she has worked extensively in the relocation and intercultural  training space as well as worked extensively in Rwanda as the Senior Advisor for Leadership Development Programs and a lecturer in the master’s degree and Executive Education programs at the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), an initiative of Partners in Health. She volunteers with numerous youth initiatives focused on leadership development, peace-building, and social innovation and is Chair Board Member of Generation Rise, a NGO based in Rwanda that seeks to help the next generation of young women rise to become future leaders through dialogue, civic participation, and leadership development. 


Prior to her work with the University of Global Health Equity, she held numerous positions at Duke University. She was Associate Director of the Duke Global Policy Program in Geneva, oversaw training and student development with the DukeEngage program, a global civic engagement initiative, and was the Assistant Director for Programs and Training with the International House.


Her passion and commitment to inclusive leadership development and social change were catalyzed by her own early experiences as an Amigos de las Americas volunteer in the Dominican Republic, an Americorps VISTA member in New York, a Youth and Development Peace Corps volunteer in Namibia, International Development Fellow with Catholic Relief Services in Armenia, and Family Support & FRIENDS National Resource Center Trainer in Chicago, Illinois. Cloe received her MA in Intercultural Relations from the SIT Graduate Institute, her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Bard College, and holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. 


Cloe was raised in a bilingual and bicultural family and has lived in six countries and traveled extensively to over thirty. She is fluent in English and Italian, and has working knowledge of French and Spanish.