What you will learn:
The program goal is a dual one, both to educate attendees about powerful professional relationships – mentorship, sponsorship, and networks – as well as to nurture understanding of how these relationships align with inclusive workplace cultures and goals. I flex the program content for this offering considerably based on organizational needs. For instance, some programs emphasize foundational strategies for individuals while others support the organizational rollout of formal mentorship or sponsorship programs aimed at creating inclusive cultures. In all cases, I utilize data, stories, and insightful exercises to enhance learning.
About the instructor:
Trish Foster is a sought-after diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) speaker, consultant, and workshop facilitator. She develops and delivers a variety of DE&I programs for organizations throughout the U.S. and internationally. Speaking engagements range from workshops and keynotes to panel discussions and moderated roundtables. Venues include major international corporations, early-stage companies, non-profits, conferences, and academic institutions, including MIT, Harvard Business School, and
University of Chicago’s Booth School.
She has authored numerous DE&I research reports. Topics include: elevating allyship in the workplace; inclusive culture; intersectionality; disability inclusion; mentorship and sponsorship; gender equity and more.
Previously, Trish served as Executive Director of the Center for Women and Business (CWB) at Bentley University, where she led the center’s mission-driven work to create more inclusive organizations. While there, she guided strategy and thought leadership along with marketing and program development on behalf of more than 100 organizations, establishing a track record of exceptional client referrals. As a passionate advocate for inclusion and allyship, Trish spearheaded formation of Bentley University’s Men of Alliance initiative and co-led development of the university’s Women’s Leadership Group. She co-developed and facilitated the Bentley Executive Education DE&I certificate program, and also served on Bentley’s Diversity Council and Racial Justice Task Force.
Trish has also served as Senior Vice President for FleishmanHillard Global PR and Vice President for Ogilvy International Advertising and PR.
Energy and mindfulness work are among her many personal interests -- Trish is a certified energy healing practitioner.
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Suggested Length60 min
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