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Benita Flucker

Benita Flucker

Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, SVP Enterprise Development Strategy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Benita Flucker is Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, SVP of Enterprise Development Strategy for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), a $2.8B EdTech provider of K12 products and services. At HMH, Benita leads global efforts to drive equity in HMH’s curriculum and services supporting students and educators, while leading efforts to strengthen HMH’s inclusive and affirming culture as strategic advisor to all Employee Resource Groups (ERG). Benita also oversees all strategic content development operations and drives execution of HMH’s product management vision in a shared services business model that follows Lean principles and Agile practices.

Benita’s passion centers on improving academic outcomes for students of color and increasing leadership representation for African Americans and for all women across the education ecosystem. Most recently, she has spearheaded HMH’s content equity, inclusion, and diversity (CEID) work, and as executive co-sponsor, she champions the HMH Black Alliance ERG. Benita is a member of Chief, a private network for the most powerful women in leadership; a board advisor to Ascentiya, focusing on economic empowerment and equity for women; and a founding member of Innovation for Equity (IFE), a group of highly accomplished EdTech leaders working together to scale innovative solutions for children of color and increase African American leadership across the EdTech industry.

Benita brings more than 25 years of progressive EdTech leadership experience in academic, reference, trade, K–12, and higher education markets, with offshore and domestic outsourcing and global business management in Ireland, India, China, and the Philippines. Benita attended the University of Michigan, as well as the distinguished Publishing Institute at the University of Denver, having been awarded a highly competitive graduate school scholarship. She is a frequent speaker and panelist on equity in education, leadership development and intellectual property topics, and serves on several professional boards, advisory committees, and industry organizations.

Benita and her husband, U.S. Army Colonel (Retired) Will Flucker, Jr., and their Silky Terrier, Harvey, reside in the Austin, Texas, area.

 
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Hear from HMH’s Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer on why honoring Asian Pacific American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is an important part of our culture at HMH—and personally important to her.

Benita Flucker
Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, SVP Enterprise Development Strategy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Hear from HMH’s Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer on why honoring Veterans Day is an important part of our culture at HMH.

Benita Flucker
Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, SVP Enterprise Development Strategy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Pride Hero

Hear from HMH Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, Benita Flucker, on why LGBTQ+ students have the right to feel respected, to feel affirmed, and to know that they have agency.

Benita Flucker
Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, SVP Enterprise Development Strategy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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HMH Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer Benita Flucker responds to an October 2022 study of cultural responsiveness in ELA curriculums, including an erroneous evaluation of HMH Into Reading.

Benita Flucker
Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, SVP Enterprise Development Strategy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Female teacher and students in the classroom

To honor Women’s History Month, HMH's Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer shares a personal story that highlights how far women have come and how much work there is yet to do.

Benita Flucker
Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, SVP Enterprise Development Strategy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Dr. Bethune and her students in a line

Join HMH's Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer as she explores the “why” of Black History Month and how it intersects with her work, her passion, and the mission of HMH.

Benita Flucker
Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, SVP Enterprise Development Strategy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt