What you will learn:

In the wake of judicial and legislative decisions impacting women’s health, workplace gender equity issues have re-emerged as priorities. Many organizations want to provide a safe space for employees to explore and process together. I offer a guided discussion that nurtures increased understanding and reflection and lets employees know that, while their leaders can't solve all of the challenges they are facing, they can offer support, nurture mutual compassion, and advance understanding.

In order to establish a foundation for group discussion, the program begins with data-based information on the following topics: gender inequities, including the wage gap; health disparities, including mental and reproductive health; intersectional issues impacting women based on race and other identities; and gender-based allyship information. The remainder of the program is devoted to guided discussion and Q&A.

A longer version of this offering includes the content described above and an instructional module that helps attendees learn how to hold conversations on sensitive topics. This part of the program is practical: attendees receive a framework to prepare for courageous conversations, view and critique a live demo, and get a chance to practice their own conversations.

About the instructor:

Trish is a DE&I change agent, a sought-after DE&I speaker, advisor, writer, and workshop facilitator, and also a certified energy healing practitioner. She's on a mission to help organizations become more inclusive for all employees. A sampling of her expertise and passion includes allyship across identity difference – including race and gender – inclusive leadership, psychological safety, intersectionality, sponsorship and mentorship, and gender equity.

Trish has extensive experience working with organizations throughout the U.S. and internationally. Speaking engagements range from workshops and keynotes to panel discussions and roundtables. Clients include international corporations, early-stage companies, non-profits, and academic institutions. She works with employees at all levels and coaches senior leaders to help them navigate DE&I challenges.

She has written numerous research reports on topics ranging from disability inclusion and allyship to intersectionality and workplace culture. Her speaking engagements draw on this research. In all of her work, she emphasizes human connection, shared experiences, cross-cultural understanding, compassion, intellectual curiosity, and actionable recommendations.

Previously, Trish served as Executive Director of the Center for Women and Business (CWB) at Bentley University, leading mission-driven work to create more inclusive organizations, working on behalf of more than 100 organizations and establishing a track record of exceptional client referrals. Earlier, she served as vice president of Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations and senior vice president of FleishmanHillard Public Relations.
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Suggested Length:75 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Delivery: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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