Notable LGBTQ Executives: John Soderberg

Class of 2022

  • Category: Notable LGBTQ Executives
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 24
  • Undergrad degree/university: B.A. Butler University

Last updated on June 14th, 2022 at 04:02 pm

John Soderberg led MyPath’s most recent efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion during the past 18 months, said organization president and CEO Terry Leahy.  

MyPath is an employee-owned provider of education, therapeutic and community support services for high-need individuals. 

A 24-year veteran of MyPath, Soderberg helped to develop the concept of Pathfinders, a series of owner resource groups dedicated to different facets of DEI. The first Pathfinder groups were focused on race and ethnicity and LGBTQ+ issues. Additional groups now address women’s mental health, abilities and neurodiversity and environmental issues. 

Soderberg serves as co-chair of the LGBTQ+ Pathfinders group. He has led efforts to promote an inclusive environment for members of the community. Some initiatives include:

  • Use of preferred pronouns in email signatures.
  • Designation of preferred names. 
  • Designation of safe spaces for free discussion and sharing.
  • Monitoring of public policy issues of concern to the LGBTQ+ community.

“MyPath, our owners and the people we support have benefited tremendously from John’s commitment to the LGBTQ+ community,” Leahy said.

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