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Lenora Billings-Harris

Lenora Billings-Harris

Diversity and Inclusion
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Program Descriptions

The Diversity Advantage: The OZ Perspective
Lenora uses the characters of the Wizard of Oz as a metaphor to help you understand how you can use your brain, heart and courage to make a real difference in today’s multi-cultural world.

Trailblazers: How Top Businesses Are Accelerating Results Through Inclusion and Diversity
Based on Lenora’s latest book, this presentation offers participants an opportunity to learn the best practices of trailblazing companies such as IBM, the Coca Cola Company, Verizon, Sodexo, American Airlines, Citi, Ford and many more, as well as see the surprising results of Lenora’s D & I research conducted through The Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University Of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Trailblazing: Beyond Diversity Rhetoric
Join Lenora for this informative session exploring inclusiveness and diversity from a business bottom-line point of view. Determine whether or not diversity is required in your organization in order to achieve high performance. You will be surprised with some of the outcomes.

Beyond The Vision
Lenora uses personal stories, metaphors, audience interaction and quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mendela and others to help you discover how you can use your abilities and courage to make a real and sustainable difference in today’s multicultural world.

Turning Barriers Into Bridges
This highly interactive, non-judgmental and fun program provides an opportunity for participants to discover their own level of knowledge and understanding of people different from themselves, and then apply the principles of inclusion to build relationships.

From Adversaries to Allies: Gender Communication in the Workplace
Men and women do communicate differently. Learn easy techniques to bridge the gender divide. This fun yet informative presentation will help you improve your communication skills with the opposite gender.

Real Sales and Marketing Strategies For Today’s Multicultural Market
Men and women do communicate differently. Learn easy techniques to bridge the gender divide. This fun yet informative presentation will help you improve your communication skills with the opposite gender.

Why Book Lenora Billings-Harris?

  • Lenora is a Diversity Strategist; she dedicates her work to improving business culture, profitability, and growth through this competitive advantage.

  • Do you want to learn how to attract and retain top talent, expand multicultural markets, and heighten you number of engaged employees? Lenora can show you like she has for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, professional associations, and more.

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    As a diversity strategist, Lenora partners with organizations to help them make diversity a competitive advantage. 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 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.

    Lenora is the co-author of TRAILBLAZERS: How Top Business Leaders are Accelerating Results through Inclusion and Diversity, and she is often an expert guest on TV and radio internationally. She serves on the adjunct faculty of the business schools of Averett University and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and leads a full service diversity consulting firm. She has presented to audiences in over eighteen countries on six continents including in the middle of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

    Lenora is a Certified Professional Speaker (CSP). She holds a BS from Hampton University and an MA from the University of Michigan and has held key positions with General Motors and CIGNA Corp.

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    "Lenora is an eloquent, thoughtful speaker. She crafts a timely message for the audience. She is a team player (nice way of saying low-maintenance). We strongly sugest she be booked. Her breath of expertise and ability to connect is impressive!"
    --Equal Employment Opportunity

    "Your presentation topic was timely, relevant and presented information that will assist our members to enhance and improve their professional and personal lives.”
    --American Healthcare Radiology Administrators

    Reinforced the ideas of treating people the way they want to be treated. Reminded me to be aware, to be sensitive and to not assume.”
    --Vice President Human Resources, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

    “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.”

    “Your presentation style, dynamic personality, and diversity expertise made every moment of this customized program phenomenal.”

    “Your session, “The Diversity Advantage” had a powerful impact on our group as evidenced by the standing ovation they gave you.”
    --Comcast Cable Communications

    “Your presentation was an integral component of our Diversity Summit. We walked away with more than just a few philosophical ideals; we learned how to put diversity and inclusion into action.”
    --National City Bank