Sui Lang L. Panoke is a visionary leader, social entrepreneur and international trainer and facilitator with a passion for empowering today’s leaders to rethink. create. and innovate. She has recently been named, SVP of Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. for Zions Bank. In this role, she is responsible for directing the bank’s strategic vision, developing a comprehensive DEI strategy, and delivering on a plan of action to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across the bank and the communities that it serves.
Sui Lang is also the founder of Rethink International, a global social enterprise and international training organization designed to challenge people to rethink how and what they think. She has trained thousands of leaders around the world leading in politics, business, government, higher education, nonprofits, international NGO’s, and the media on a wide range of leadership and communications topics. Areas of expertise include global leadership, personal empowerment, developing women leaders, diversity, equity, inclusion, unconscious bias, strategic communications, power speaking, branding, civil discourse, and building cultures of inclusion in the workplace.
Sui Lang also founded the Rethink Tank, a social think tank that hosts power conversations bringing together people with diverse points of view for the purpose of building bridges across social, cultural, racial, and political differences. She also founded Women Politics Media, a global leadership, and media training organization that seeks to democratize the media landscape by training women, people of color, and emerging young leaders to use the media as a vehicle to impact public policy.
Sui Lang currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Multicultural Media Correspondents Association 2016-22, Advisory Board of YWCA Utah’s Real Women Run 2018-22, is an Ambassador for the Utah Women & Leadership Project 2017-22, Advisory Board Member, David Eccles School of Business Executive Education Program 2021-22, Board Member, Pioneer Park Coalition 2022, and is a member and mentor for the Ken Garff Foundation’s Success In Education: Women Who Succeed Mentorship Program 2021-22. She earned her MPA from American University with a Certificate in Women, Policy, and Political Leadership, and was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Women & Politics Institute upon graduation. She received her BS in Political Science from the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics after completing her first year of undergrad at Brigham Young University’s Hawaii campus.
Sui Lang is the proud mother of an intellecutally curious teenage daughter who is taller, smarter, and much more mature than she is. After living on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for 13 years, they have moved back to Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood in Salt Lake City, Utah where they reside together with their red toy poodle, Rue. Kaleila is now a proud Bruin studying Bus/Econ at UCLA.