What you will learn:

Leaders have a mandate to understand, support, and model inclusive behavior, yet competing priorities and lack of knowledge often stifle their own DEI progress and, hence, the organization’s. This 45 – 60 minute executive briefing is an excellent jump-start. I provide efficient, accessible grounding in inclusion and diversity issues specifically for leaders. I include data that makes a strong business case for DE&I, stories from leaders who have made a commitment, and best practices. Learners leave understanding why they have an imperative to actively advance inclusion and how they can get started.

I explore the following questions with learners:
  • What’s an inclusive leader and why do I have to be one? What’s hard about it?
  • What’s the business case and the human case for inclusion?
  • How do employees feel when they are included or marginalized?
  • What about external stakeholders, including investors and vendors?
  • What concepts and language do I need to know so I can talk about DE&I?
  • What action can I take right away?

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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