Make Diversity and Culture a Competitive Advantage
Lenora Billings-Harris is an award-winning authority as a diversity strategist, researcher, and author. She has been included as one of 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion by The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) 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.
Lenora’s ability to transform multifaceted diversity and inclusion concepts into immediately applicable “how to’s” have enabled her to help Fortune 500 companies, professional associations, government agencies, and educational institutions facilitate change to attract and retain top talent, expand multicultural markets, and heighten the number of engaged employees. She partners with organizations to help them make diversity a competitive advantage.
Diversity, inclusion, respect, and fairness are concepts that make some people reluctant to discuss them. Our participants leave our sessions with the knowledge to activate easy to apply actions, and a deeper understanding of the concepts discussed. All programs, processes, and resources reflect Lenora’s belief that we are all more effective, productive, and innovative when we honor and value our uniqueness while at the same time valuing and respecting the differences of others.
“It is seldom that healthcare clinicians and staff agree on process and learning. Lenora conducted several training presentations for our management teams and received an overall rating of excellent each time… Many employees spoke of her ability to authentically interact and engage with them. Without hesitation, I highly recommend Lenora.”
– Melody Powell, Manager, Diversity and Inclusion at Sutter Health
“Your session, “The Diversity Advantage” had a powerful impact on our group as evidenced by the standing ovation they gave you.”
– Filemon Lopez, Senior Vice President of Sales, Comcast Cable Communications
“Your contributions were significant in creating a unique energy throughout the company that will remain a part of all of us for a long time to come.”
–Dave Pelliccioni, Group Vice President-Sale and Marketing, Toyota
“Excellent reviews and comments on the class evaluation forms that your dynamic presentation skills and thorough knowledge of the subject matter made for one of the most effective diversity training sessions for our employees.”
– Lawrence Brede Jr., Sr. Vice President and Sr. Manager, Wackenhut
“Your remarks on diversity were not only relative to our work within an educational institution, but also to our everyday lives.”
– John Fitzsimmons, President, Maine Technical College