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…

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…

Lessons on Diversity and Inclusion from Nature’s Experience

Posted on: December 29, 2017

I had the opportunity to drive to the mountains and then to the shores of North Carolina to work with clients late last month. Although I usually do not like long car rides, these two were spectacular. I was constantly reminded of the miracles of nature as I enjoyed the many hues of the changing…

What to Do in a Month of No Holidays

Posted on: August 6, 2012

What does August mean to you? For most folks it is a month of no holidays, but not for Charles (my honey of 38 years) and me. We celebrate our wedding anniversary as well as both our birthdays in August!  We have no excuses for forgetting these three dates. Although it is a month with…

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…

Two Companies Commit Multicultural Mishaps

Posted on: December 21, 2011

As our Jewish friends celebrate Hanukkah, this is a wonderful time to learn about traditions and religious celebrations. Although Whole Foods and CVS had good intentions, their actions did not provide a positive result.  Another example of what happens when non-diverse teams make decisions that impact multicultural communities.  As you read the article don’t get…

Trailblazing in the Executive Suite

Posted on: December 1, 2011

Congratulations to one of our Trailblazers!  Virginia M. Rometty, will become IBMs new CEO. Rometty will be the 17th woman to sit at the helm of a Fortune 500 company. IBM is listed as number 7 on Diversity Inc’s. top 50 companies for diversity. Vice President of Diversity and Workforce Programs for the IBM Corporation,…

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…

Posted on: July 30, 2010

Are you wondering why all the diversity and inclusion work your company is doing is still not changing the culture of the company? Redia Anderson and I were curious too, so we interviewed twelve TrailBlazers in the field of D&I to learn their successes. Chief Diversity Officers of such companies as IBM, Sodexo, Merck, American…

Who Am I?

Posted on: June 26, 2010

We are all different and yet we have the sames wants and needs to be included and respected no matter what color our skin, our nationality or our other outward appearances.