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diversity & inclusion | Aug 10th, 2021

Redefining Power and Profitability: The Lavin Agency Welcomes DEI Leader Deepa Purushothaman

In her deeply personal book The First, the Few, the Only (forthcoming), Deepa Purushothaman reveals her experience as an Indian-American woman in the corporate world. Joining The Lavin Agency as a new speaker, she offers this real-world experience as a guiding light for organizations looking to... Continue Reading →
diversity & inclusion | Nov 25th, 2020

Centering the Black Experience: Introducing Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman

If we want to achieve an inclusive economy that works for all, we must begin by giving Black women a seat at the table, says Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman. An activist and emerging researcher, she specializes in data-driven solutions that address the future of work and its implications for Black... Continue Reading →
diversity & inclusion | Jun 5th, 2020

Reckoning with Racism: Using Your Organization’s Events as An Engine for Meaningful Change

As public demonstrations take place in all 50 states of America, and numerous other countries around the world, organizations must consider how to respond—and act—thoughtfully. Beyond addressing marginalization in the workplace, businesses also need to acknowledge the deeply rooted suffering... Continue Reading →
diversity & inclusion | Jan 29th, 2020

MIT’s Susan Hockfield Joins Effort to Reduce Bias in Biotech Funding Reports The Washington Post

Though there has been a significant improvement for women in the sciences over the past few decades, men continue to dominate leadership positions, especially in the biotech sphere. Lavin Speaker and former President of MIT Susan Hockfield teamed up with entrepreneur Sangeeta Bhatia and biologist... Continue Reading →
diversity & inclusion | Jul 9th, 2019

Does Diversity Training Really Work? Angela Duckworth and Katherine Milkman Explore in Harvard Business Review

Diversity is increasingly valued in the workplace, meaning that diversity training has become a commonplace offering for employees. But is it really yielding measurable results? Lavin speakers Angela Duckworth and Katherine Milkman explore in Harvard Business Review.  Though diversity training... Continue Reading →
diversity & inclusion | Jun 25th, 2019

Top 10 Diversity & Inclusion Speakers: Driving Creativity, Innovation, and Workplace Satisfaction

Organizations are quickly realizing the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace: creative thinking, innovation, and problem-solving, to name a few. Lavin’s Top 10 Diversity & Inclusion Speakers help companies overcome their implicit biases, work across different cultures, and empower... Continue Reading →
diversity & inclusion | Aug 28th, 2018

Transformative Organizational Change Isn’t Impossible. New Speaker Heather McGhee Has Done It and Can Show You How.

In the wake of two wrongful, racially motivated arrests in their store, Starbucks entrusted  HEATHER C. MCGHEE and her team at Demos to create and implement a groundbreaking racial bias training strategy. Now Lavin’s latest speaker, McGhee is a policy expert and natural storyteller who draws from... Continue Reading →