Leah Smiley


Don’t Be Distracted with Politics

While the world is stunned by some of the political injustices that we are witnessing, those who are not shocked should keep their eyes focused on the prize. For example: What is the vision for equity and inclusion? What do you want the end-game to be? What long-term value will […]


A Closer Look at This Year’s Top Conference Speakers, “Diversity 3.0” 2017

Tavis Smiley From his celebrated conversations with world figures to his work to inspire the next generation of leaders, Tavis Smiley — broadcaster, author, publisher, advocate, and philanthropist — has emerged as an outstanding voice for change. Smiley is currently the host of the late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS, as well […]

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Diversity & Inclusion: Back to the Basics 2

Contributing Author Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) not only involves how people perceive themselves, but how they perceive others and their purpose. Those perceptions affect their interactions. For a wide assortment of employees to function effectively as an organization, human resource professionals need to deal effectively with issues such as communication, […]


Business4ALL: A New Generation of Entrepreneurial Assistive Tools 2

Author: Jaisiel Madrid Sánchez Jaisiel Madrid Sánchez[9] is the founder and CEO of Closefunding, a Spanish consulting organization assisting business innovation and entrepreneurship training following inclusion and diversity criteria. He is also the creator of Business4ALL Tools[10] aimed at improving access and ability to use business tools and entrepreneurial support […]

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Understanding an Entrepreneurship Model that Works for All

Author: Jaisiel Madrid Sánchez Jaisiel Madrid Sánchez[9] is the founder and CEO of Closefunding, a Spanish consulting organization assisting business innovation and entrepreneurship training following inclusion and diversity criteria. He is also the creator of Business4ALL Tools[10] aimed at improving access and ability to use business tools and entrepreneurial support […]


Impact of Biases and How We Can Keep Them from Making Unfair Decisions

Julia Méndez is Principal Business Consultant for the Workforce Compliance and Diversity Solutions division and a team member of the PeopleFluent Research Institute. Ms. Méndez is responsible for overseeing and delivering training programs for customers as well as creating content in areas such as equal employment opportunity (EEO), affirmative action […]

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Gail Beatrice Williams, M.B.A., CDP is the Chief Diversity Officer for Hodges University, in Naples, FL. Gail has also been the recipient of the 2012 Diversity Face Award in Education, Multicultural Leadership Award by the Florida Diversity Council, 2012 Hodges University employee of the year, Hodges University Hispanic Institute Promise award, “Makers” […]