DEI Speakers for Today's Rapid-Fire Business

by Lisa K. Coleman | January 21, 2022

Today’s business environment meets diversity at the intersection of culture, politics, Covid-19, and changing (and merging) generations.

There’s been a dramatic shift in the way work is being done today, starting before the pandemic and forced to evolve rapidly as the pandemic ravaged on.

Technology and remote working play a large role, forcing organizations to reimagine how their employees will work to meet the business demands.

We have a lineup of thought leaders who are driven by the desire and challenge to create diverse and inclusive cultures that allow creativity and innovation and offer fresh perspectives that leaders lean into.

These top keynote speakers currently get the most bookings with our clients, and offer a wide range of budgets:

Mariana Atencio is a  Peabody award-winning journalist, author, and influencer, included in AdWeek's "Young Influentials", as well as the co-founder of "Go Like", a multimedia production company. Read more...

Dr. Omékongo Dibinga is the UPstander. His life's mission is to inspire all across the globe to take a stand when they witness an injustice, no matter how small or large. A John Maxwell Team "Top 30 speaker", he is an international speaker, trilingual poet, TV talk show host, rapper, and professor of Inter-cultural Communication at American University, where he also serves as a faculty affiliate to the Antiracist Research & Policy Center. Read more...

Sallie Kawcheck is the Chair of Ellevate Network, the global professional woman's network, and of the Pax Ellevate Global Woman's Index Fund, which invests in the top-rated companies in the world for advancing women. She is also the best-selling author of Own It: The Power of Women at Work. Read more...

Heather McGowan helps leaders prepare their people and organizations for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Third Industrial Revolution was marked by computerization and automation of physical labor, laying the foundation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which will be notable for the rapid advancement of technology tools into the domain of human knowledge work. Read more...

Jade Simmons is a world-class concert artist who has been called a "musical force of nature" with an "uncanny ability to connect with the sounds of today." Jade is the CEO of Jade Media Global, a revolutionary live experience and global content distribution company specializing in 360º personal development and strategic transformation. Read more...

If you're looking into booking a speaker for your next live, hybrid, or virtual event –  we can help. Contact us today!

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Written by Lisa K. Coleman

Lisa joined SpeakInc in 2005 with six successful years working in the speaker bureau industry. She became a Partner in 2010. Lisa is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a degree in Biological Sciences and Secondary Education. She has been in sales since she was 16: shoes, cocktails, jewelry, military items, pistachios, secondary computer parts (her own company) and speakers. She operates our Tucson office. When not working she enjoys golf, yard work, working out at the gym and relaxing in her pool.
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