EEC 213: Coaching Below the Surface: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with LaTonya Wilkins
Dr. Katrina Burrus, MCC interviews LaTonya Wilkins on how to become more inclusive.
- How do we truly create cultures of belonging in our workplace?
- What are organizations getting wrong when taking on diversity, equity, and inclusion?
- How do you distinguish between diversity, equity, and inclusion?
- What recommendations do you give leaders to be more inclusive?
- Why were we all born to exclude?
- What are the three biases that are destroying our relationships at the workplace?
Founder of The Change Coaches and Author of Leading Below the Surface, LaTonya Wilkins partners with executives, upwardly mobile professionals, and teams to build cultures of belonging through highly customized coaching and learning experiences. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and has inspired audiences all over the world. She built her career working in HR, talent management and learning & development at Fortune 500 companies before teaching and taking on progressive leadership roles at the University of Illinois’ Gies College of Business. LaTonya is currently the President of the True Star Youth Foundation board. She gained industry recognition when she was featured on the peer-nominated list of most inclusive HR influencers in 2019.
LaTonya developed her signature concept of Below the Surface Leadership based on her own experience climbing the corporate ladder and researching across disciplines while constantly being the “only one” on her teams. This revolutionary approach to leadership is about creating psychologically safe relationships across differences, empowering underrepresented employees to feel valued, heard, and engaged, and creating cultures of belonging in the workplace.
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