Book a Speaker
Gender & Equity in the Workplace
What does it take to design a workplace that works for all genders? In this compelling talk, equity strategist and award-winning author Minal Bopaiah unveils a human-centered design approach to redesigning work using its core building blocks: power, money & time. Discover how to get closer to your gender parity goals and create a workplace where everyone thrives!
Attendees will leave with:
- A practical understanding of equity and how it relates to equality
- A deep understanding of why the current design of work is not working for most of us, including men
- Concrete suggestions for designing a gender equitable workplace
Inspiration to keep working towards gender equity!
All About Equity
Equity is the new buzz word, but ask most people what it means, and you’ll get gobbledygook. Thankfully, award-winning author Minal Bopaiah wrote THE book on equity, explaining what it is and what it isn’t, and why it doesn’t mean throwing out equality. Through storytelling, real talk, and, well, wit, Minal leaves audiences grounded, inspired, and excited to pursue equity in their work!
Unconscious Bias in Marketing & Branding
More than any other time in human history, consumers are vetting companies based on their social and political values. Unconscious bias in your marketing and branding can lead to insensitive ads and PR nightmares. Want to stay out of the dark ages? Discover what unconscious bias is and how to mitigate bias so you can attract new audiences and avoid being the next embarrassing headline.
Debunking the Model Minority Myth: A Systems Lens on the Asian American Experience
Asian Americans are the most affluent minority group in the United States. While the experience of different Asian American groups — from South and East Asian immigrants to first and second generation Americans — is not monolithic, the myth of being a “model minority” follows most of them. And yet, it’s still a myth, formed by an inequitable system.
Drawing on her own family’s experience, as well as research and data, award-winning author and Asian American entrepreneur Minal Bopaiah illuminates the system behind the Asian American experience and shows how it leads to both oppression and privilege. Her intersectional systems lens allows audiences to better understand their own stories of success, and how a systems lens is necessary for effective storytelling that opens doors in people’s minds.
Audiences will leave with:
- A deeper understanding of the Asian American experience and how it’s been used to sow division
- An understanding of equity, and why it must work hand-in-hand with equality
- Concrete tips on when marginalized and privileged groups should share their story and when they should not
Radical Product Thinking: Innovating for equity
How do you make sure that your work creates an equitable world? Through deliberate effort and being intentional about the change you want to bring about. But what does this mean in practice? This thought-provoking talk by Radhika Dutt, author of Radical Product Thinking, starts with inspiring examples of organizations and individuals that have taken a step-by-step and methodical approach to creating equitable change. Most importantly, whether you’re a leader or an individual contributor, you’ll walk away with practical tools that you can apply right away to innovate for equity.
BRAVE Leadership: How to lead equitably and inclusively in uncertain times
How do we translate knowledge and awareness about diversity, equity, and inclusion into meaningful practice? In a world where uncertainty is the norm, it’s common to become reactive and lose sight of all of those interesting ideas and concepts we’ve learned in leadership training. Even with the best of intentions, we default to what is familiar and comfortable. In this engaging talk, Brevity & Wit Principal Consultant Shilpa Alimchandani challenges attendees to be BRAVE: Bold, Respectful, Accountable, Vulnerable, and Empathetic. Using compelling examples, Shilpa describes how to interrupt old habits and replace them with equitable and inclusive practices.