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Christopher CJ Gross
Founder and CEO
Ascension Worldwide
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Christopher “CJ” Gross is a TEDx Speaker and the founder of Ascension Worldwide, a firm dedicated to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity training and consulting based in the Washington, D.C. area. CJ has 20-years of experience as an international organizational development consultant specializing in leadership development and Diversity and Inclusion.

CJ is a certified Emotional Intelligence coach, trainer, Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Administrator, and Executive Coach. He also serves as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Master Faculty for the University of Maryland. CJ is the author of What's Your Zip Code Story? Understanding and Overcoming Class Bias in the Workplace.