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Community Engagement Drives Business Results

Posted on: June 16, 2018

Companies have known for years that supporting community efforts can reflect positively on the organization. Our Trailblazers deemed this relationship critical to the success of diversity and inclusion within their businesses, as this involvement drives results in several ways. Being involved with the community leads to having a better representation of employees that reflect the…

How Leaders Demonstrate their Support of Diversity and Inclusion to Accelerate Business Results

Posted on: May 3, 2018

Although diversity and inclusion strategies and tactics have been in place with some organizations for a long time, the question I am most frequently asked by diversity practitioners is, ” How can I help our leaders reflect their support of diversity and inclusion efforts?” At company conferences, articles in internal newsletters, and other communication methods…

Transgender-phobia in the workplace

Posted on: April 10, 2018

With the recent media and political attention focused on the transgender community, conversations have popped up in places of worship, sports bars, workplaces, universities school district offices, and beyond. All too often in these type conversations people are not looking for information in order to develop understanding, rather they are looking for opportunities to spread…

“But” versus “And” in a Politically Correct World

Posted on: April 2, 2018

Are you tired of political correctness and wonder why our language should become more sensitive?  My clients regularly ask me why this is such a big deal to some. Words do matter, and those who suggest others should just get over it, and stop being so picky are often not a member of the offended…

Commitment to Inclusion Success: The Leader’s Role

Posted on: February 25, 2018

He said, “I don’t want to be a n_ _ _ _ _ in the bushes about this but…” February is a month that often causes me to pause and think about leaders of the past and present. What can and should leaders of today do and say to advance inclusion? What could they do…

Challenge yourself to SEE: Seek -Engage -Encourage

Posted on: January 3, 2018

Sight is the ability to see. Vision is the ability to SEE beyond barriers, turning them into bridges and realizing the benefits of diversity and inclusion in our workplace and communities. Challenge yourself to seek opportunities to learn about individuals of different groups; engage in meaningful dialogue and fun activities with members of different groups…


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The Time is Now to Make a Commitment

Posted on: October 31, 2016

“When Hitler attacked the Jews I was not a Jew, therefore I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the unions and the industrialists, I was not a member of the unions and I was not concerned. Then…

Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP Earns Prestigious Top5 Speaker Designation in Diversity and Inclusion for the Third Year in a Row

Posted on: January 19, 2012

GREENSBORO, NC  – January 19, 2012 –  Local diversity strategist and speaker Lenora Billings-Harris has been awarded the prestigious “Top5 Speaker” designation in 2012 by Speakers Platform, one of the United States most prominent speakers bureaus.   Out of hundreds of nominees, Lenora has risen to become one of the world’s most respected and compelling speakers…

10 Minutes to Remember MLK

Posted on: January 16, 2012

I wondered how long it would take us to turn the Martin Luther King holiday into just another day of shopping specials. Unfortunately, that day has arrived in my community. I had a chance to contribute to a celebration in Muskegon Michigan last Friday. If you have 10 minutes to celebrate the true meaning of…

Winning with the Best Talent!

Posted on: October 18, 2011

Who doesn’t like to win?! Organizations are constantly in search of new ways to beat the competition.  Many have tapped into what continues to be a major competitive edge. That competitive edge is diversity in talent. All companies want talented, competent and committed human capital – or as many organizations refer to them – the…