040: Grabbing Diversity of Thought with Lenora Billings-Harris
Have you been impacted by someone's bias or privilege? Was it intentional or was it done unconsciously? Do people get advantages because of privilege? If you really looked in the mirror, would you find any biases within yourself? Today’s enlightening conversation will make you think differently about first impressions, the concept of privilege and biases. Host, Mike Domitrz, welcomes special guest, Diversity and Inclusion expert, Lenora Billings-Harris to discuss the basis of bias, becoming aware of unconscious biases, and the importance of inclusion.
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[2:05] Lenora Billings-Harris shares her mission.
[4:11] Unconscious bias is neither positive or negative.
[8:29] Overcoming biases that are reflective of prejudices and stereotypes.
[18:42] Biases formed in childhood may still exist in adulthood.
[26:29] Applying mindfulness every day.
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Diversity and Inclusion is a full-time focus, not just one topic among many for Lenora Billings-Harris. Whether through keynotes, workshops, or organizational consulting, Lenora partners with clients to help them build effective relationships that leverage diversity to increase inclusion, employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and bottom-line results.
Billings-Harris is a recognized authority. She has been included as one of the 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 academic journals internationally. Lenora recently keynoted at the Inclusion Conferences in Cape Town, South Africa and in Tel Aviv, Israel, to share best practices with leaders within the business, government, education, and NGO communities.
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