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Diversity Speakers

Whether cultural, ethnic or gender-based, diversity in the workplace has been shown to enhance innovation, strengthen resilience and increase productivity. Our Diversity Speakers are experts at harnessing disparate voices, viewpoints and experiences to create stronger foundations for growth and productivity in all types of organizations.

And they should know; our roster of Diversity Speakers encompasses a wide spectrum of origins, experience and insight including noted speakers Vernice Armour, Frans Johansson and Lenora Billings-Harris to name few.

From translation to collaboration, our Diversity Speakers help create environments where differences are recognized, embraced and synergized into powerful connections and problem-solving dynamics.

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Verna Myers

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM Maryland, USA

Diversity expert, Verna Myers uses joy, humor, and authenticity to helps organizations succeed by overcoming biases and increasing inclusion. A nationally recognized and refreshing voice on a complex issue, Myers has assisted international law firms,… Full Profile


Frances Frei

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM Massachusetts, USA

Widely regarded as one of the top business strategy experts in the world, Frances Frei is the UPS Foundation Professor of Service Management at Harvard Business School and the co-author of the best selling book,… Full Profile


Laila Ali

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Laila Ali is a world-class athlete, fitness and health expert, ambassador for children in need, television personality, and family woman. The four-time undefeated boxing world champion, now retired from the sport, carries on the empowering… Full Profile


Susie Wolff

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM Switzerland

One of the greatest female racers of our time, Susie Wolff made history by becoming the first woman behind the wheel of a Formula 1 racing car in over 20 years. Along the way, she… Full Profile


Patty McCord

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

The architect of Netflix's enviable business culture, Patty McCord is innovating leaders' styles of motivating talent, building trust, and creating a vibrant work dynamic. A veteran H.R. professional turned "talent officer," she has a thorough… Full Profile


Kimberly Bryant

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Kimberly Bryant is engineering a solution to the lack of diversity in the tech industry through her non-profit organization Black Girls CODE. A seasoned leader in both the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, she has already… Full Profile


Julianne Malveaux

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

Noted academic, economist and expert on African-American/Black History, Dr. Julianne Malveaux's insightful and colorful writing and broadcasting is shaping public dialogue on race, culture and gender in today's America. Dr. Malveaux was awarded her Ph.D.… Full Profile


Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM Georgia, USA

It's all about the “Breakthrough Mentality": using it, Vernice “Fly Girl" Armour flew from beat cop to Marine Corps pilot in just three years and on the way became the USMC's first African American female… Full Profile


Billy Mills

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Gold medalist, Billy Mills wowed the world when he overtook the world’s highest performing runners in the home stretch of the 1964 Olympic 10,000-meter-dash. Mills, who had been given a 1,000 to 1 shot at… Full Profile


Betty Nguyen

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

The first Vietnamese-American to anchor a national newscast, Betty Nguyen has reported major stories around the world for CNN, CBS, and NBC. She can currently be seen breaking stories on NBC’s Early Today, MSNBC’s First… Full Profile


Dave Pallone

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM Texas, USA

One of the youngest umpires in major league baseball history, Dave Pallone was forced to hide his sexuality for decades in order to realize his childhood dream of making calls on the baseball diamond. Since… Full Profile


Frans Johansson

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

An expert in innovation and change management, Frans Johannson is in demand for speaking engagements throughout the world. Raised in Sweden by an African-American/Cherokee mother and Swedish father, he lives his life at the crossroads.… Full Profile


Jackie Joyner-Kersee

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM Missouri, USA

Named “the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated, Jackie Joyner-Kersee overcame severe asthma, poverty, and racial barriers to become a six-time Olympic medalist. She is the world record holder in the… Full Profile


Lyn St. James

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM Indiana, USA

Recognized by Sports Illustrated as one of the “Top 100 Women Athletes of the Century”, Lyn St. James is only one of three women in the 90-year history of NASCAR to compete in the Indianapolis… Full Profile


Peggy ONeill

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

At a height of 3’8”, Peggy O’Neill has seen life from a unique perspective. The award-winning motivational speaker and life coach draws from her challenges and differences to help others break through their obstacles and… Full Profile


Sally Helgesen

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Ranked as one of the top ranked “leadership gurus” in the world, Sally Helgesen is a pioneer researcher, speaker, and consultant on women’s styles of leadership and the unique contributions they make to the workplace.… Full Profile


George Lopez

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

A pioneer and trailblazer for Latinos in comedy and television, George Lopez has become a pop culture icon. The politically active entertainer has won millions of dedicated fans through his television sitcoms, talk show, and… Full Profile


Michael Soon Lee

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

For over 25 years, Michael Soon Lee has been the go-to expert for how to boost sales to diverse populations. Michael equips teams with the tools and techniques they need to understand diverse clients and… Full Profile


Sondra Thiederman

FEE CATEGORY * $5,000 to $10,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D., is President of Cross-Cultural Communications, a San Diego-based training firm. She has served as a consultant to the University of California and the American Cancer Society, and she was appointed by Elizabeth… Full Profile


Lawrence Otis Graham

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Lawrence Otis Graham is an authority on diversity in the workplace and the continuing need to rethink the way we view racism and class in the U.S. The Harvard educated lawyer became famous nationwide after… Full Profile


Stedman Graham

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM Illinois, USA

An expert in marketing, leadership and personal development, Stedman Graham is chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates (SGA), which focuses on management and marketing for the corporate and educational markets. His proprietary Nine-Step… Full Profile


Rene Godefroy

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM Georgia, USA

When Rene Godefroy found himself unhappy with his life, he decided to do something about it. His perseverance and resourcefulness led him from an impoverished Haitian village to the U.S. corporate stage where he is… Full Profile


Irshad Manji

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM Ontario, Canada

Liberal Muslim intellect, Irshad Manji is founder and director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University's school of public service, where she works to equip students to challenge political correctness, intellectual conformity and… Full Profile


Stephen Frost

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM Massachusetts, USA

Stephen Frost is a global authority on making inclusion and diversity happen in the workplace. After an intense five years designing and implementing the social inclusion program for the 2012 London Summer Olympics – which… Full Profile


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