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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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Amy Cappellanti-Wolf

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

Amy Cappellanti-Wolf is a former SVP & CHRO at Symantec, the world’s largest cybersecurity software company, based in Mountain View, CA. In addition to serving on the executive team and managing Symantec’s global human resources… 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


Donna Brazile

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

One of the most powerful African American women in modern-day politics, Donna Brazile has served as interim chair of the Democratic National Committee two times. She is a driving force in cultivating grassroots movements and… Full Profile


Avis Jones Deweever

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

Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever is a Career Reinvention Strategist, Diversity Consultant, and Women’s Empowerment Expert.  She’s the Founder of the Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women, a global personal and professional development firm that helps established and aspiring… Full Profile


Marlon Nichols

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

Marlon Nichols breaks new ground in venture capital every day. As one of “Silicon Republic’s” most innovative venture capitalists, Nichols’ impressive investment history includes Gimlet Media (acquired by Spotify for $230 million) and MongoDB (a… Full Profile


Sophia Nelson

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

Sophia Nelson is a mover and shaker in the world of politics, law and social justice who has traveled worldwide to speak about her writing and message of unity and the African-American experience. She has… Full Profile


Denise Hummel

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

When visionary Denise Hummel set off to build a cross-cultural firm in 2007, people told her the world was not ready for the company she wanted to create. Four years later, her business Universal Consensus,… 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


Risha Grant

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

Risha Grant is diversity personified. From her race, gender and lifestyle choices, to being a young, small business owner and tackling economic issues, every area of her life intersects diversity. Her interest in societal isms… Full Profile


Deborah James

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

Former Air Force secretary, Deborah James is a tried and tested leader who has dedicated more than 35 years to protecting the security of the American people as a leader in both the public and… Full Profile


Heather E. McGowan

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

Globally-known futurist Heather McGowan helps business and academic leaders prepare their people and organizations for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The sought-out speaker, writer, and consultant specializes in learning agility, a skill-set that’s indispensable for success… Full Profile


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


Laila Ali

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
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


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


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


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





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