What you will learn:

This 45-minute – 1 hour program provides attendees with an efficient, accessible grounding in relevant workplace DE&I issues. I combine research-based data with real-world business stories and best practices. I also build in time for Q&A. Depending on program length, videos are also included. Attendees leave this program with increased understanding of DE&I, the impact of inclusion, and why actions and language matter. This Elective is informative and inspiring, emphasizing empathy, connection, and positivity.

Program modules cover the following topics, with loads of real-life examples:
  • Why does DE&I matter in the workplace?
  • Data and stories of peoples’ lived experiences
  • What’s unconscious bias and why does it matter?
  • What are micro-inequities and how do they impact everyone at work?
  • What can you do to help: Expand your own knowledge and understanding; Connect with co-workers; Learn how to talk about DE&I issues (Language and terms can be confusing); Become an ally; Self advocate; Commit to change.
  • Wrap-up/questions/optional video

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:60 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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