As a first-generation American and innovation strategist, I am championing dialogue on how diversity and human connection can unlock untapped growth for companies.
Amongst my advisory work with startups and F500 companies, I founded the Refugee Workplace Integration Program at Deloitte, celebrating inclusion as the single most powerful tool for growth and business empowerment. I am dedicated to empowering organizations to successfully utilize and nurture the talents of minorities and my work at the intersection of inclusion, the future of work, and business growth has been published at Deloitte and Princeton University.
I believe that organizations have an incredible opportunity to use diversity not only to improve business performance but also to meaningfully bridge divides and am committed to educating employers on creating the workplace environments that can reduce prejudice and improve social cohesion across gender, race, ethnicity, and political ideologies.
All my speaking engagements are tailored to my audience: while I have several talks I've previously prepared, I also work with organizers to understand the audience's needs and craft new talks, panels, or workshops that can help elevate the conversation.
Diversity in the workplace can be a double-edged sword: it may pose a risk for conflict or give organizations an incredible competitive edge. The key to unlocking that competitive edge? Inclusion. This talk highlights steps leaders and teams can take to create more inclusive work environments, including actionable tools from Deloitte and Princeton research to unlock the benefits of diversity and inclusion in their organizations.
In this session, business professionals will learn to engage the full array of tools that design-thinking and human-centered design have to offer. These tools will help organizations better engage customers, partners, and employees alike to think big and creating meaningful value in their ecosystems.
The secret to winning in an increasingly diverse, global, and socially conscious marketplace: a diverse workforce. This session covers tools that business leaders and creatives can use to strengthen their understanding of and engagement with their global audience, leveraging diversity and inclusion to design better products, improve user experiences, and tell more compelling brand stories.
Integrating refugees into the global labor market presents an opportunity to unlock a $2.5 trillion annually. This session covers the tools business leaders need to integrate refugees into their workforce and the design of their products, as well as best practices and case studies on nurturing diversity to improve business performance via improved creativity, productivity, innovation, and decision-making.
Diversity in the workplace has been shown to improve companies' bottom-lines, but that's not all: it also presents a meaningfully opportunity to bridge deep racial, ethnic, political, or social divides. This talk educates business leaders and teams on the tools they can use to use diversity as a vehicle for social cohesion, including an array of case studies and primary research on inclusive companies and the impacts they've had on their communities.