Igniting Courage Podcast is proud to bring you this amazing conversation with global expert in diversity, inclusion, bias and equity in the workplace, Lenora Billings-Harris. We talk about why it takes courage to talk about these topics, and she gives some great strategies for reframing these things in your brain so you can approach difficult conversations with a more positive outlook. She also gives a great tactic for approaching tough conversations when someone says or does something offensive, increasing the likelihood that they will be open to listen and make positive changes!
She mentions a few resources to learn more about Diversity and Inclusion, Racism, Bias and Equity. Here they are!
Resource list on Lenora's website including websites, articles, etc.
The Diversity Advantage by Lenora Billings-Harris
Trailblazers by Lenora Billings-Harris
White Trash, by Nancy Isenberg
Lead From the Outside, by Stacy Abrams
Caste, by University Press
Everyday Bias by Howard Ross
Good Enough Now by Jess Petit
More about Lenora!
Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) is a CPAE (Council of Peers Award of Excellence) Hall of Fame speaker and an internationally recognized authority in the areas of inclusion, diversity, and bias. She has been included as one of the 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion by the Society of Human Resource Management and was named by Diversity Woman Magazine as one of the twenty top influential diversity leaders in the US. Her award-winning diversity leadership research is recognized in academic journals internationally. Additionally, she serves on the Advisory Council of the Nido Qubein School of Communication, High Point University, as well as on the adjunct business faculty of two other universities.
Diversity, inclusion and disrupting bias is a full-time focus for Lenora. She partners with clients to help them leverage their diversity of thought to impacts employee talent engagement and retention, attracting customers, community, and corporate relations. Her powerful yet engaging style inspires virtual and in-person audience members to take personal and organizational actions that disrupt bias and accelerate bottom-line business results.
She has presented to audiences in over 41 countries and six continents, including such places as Dubai, Israel and South Africa and Malaysia.