A call to embrace diversity—of race, orientation, thought, approach, and experience.
A call to be energized by equality.
A call to rise up and champion a more inclusive workplace and company culture.
No matter what your role—an executive, a manager, a business owner, or someone just getting started professionally—you have the power to drive change and influence organizations. Jennifer Brown’s new book, Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change, gives you the tools to do exactly that.
The tricky part? We will only succeed in this transformation if those in leadership collectively pivot from command-and-control management styles to reinvent how we look at every organization’s greatest asset: people.
The exciting part? There’s no better time than now. And when we build systems that embrace diversity in all its forms—we directly impact the bottom line. Simply put:harnessing the power of diversity and inclusion is essential for the very viability and sustainability of every organization.
The unexpected part? When you start to actively make space for diverse voices, stories, and truths, you start discovering your own voice, story, and truth on deeper, and more powerful levels. (Yes, it is indeed the gift that keeps on giving.)
Inclusion imparts critical knowledge, cutting-edge data, and time-tested strategies that Jennifer and her team have implemented at Fortune 500 companies around the country. These strategies will allow you to empower members of your entire organization to utilize all of their talents and potential to drive positive change and the future of work.
It’s time to go beyond hopeful ideals and into change-inducing action. Because when people feel welcomed, valued, respected, and heard by their colleagues and organizations, incredible things happen.
And who doesn’t want to be a part of something incredible?
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Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, and author and diversity and inclusion expert. She is a passionate social equality advocate committed to helping leaders foster healthier and therefore more productive workplaces, ultimately driving innovation and business results. Informed by more than a decade consulting to Fortune 500 companies, she creates a compelling case for leadership to embrace the opportunity that diversity represents along with empowering advocates at all levels to find their voice and be a driving force in creating more enlightened organizations.
“Managing change is hard, but failing to change means losing the skills, talents, and insights of today’s workforce. Diversity and Inclusion must be part of an organization’s DNA and implicit in each employee’s mission. Jennifer Brown brings fresh insights, girded with real-world examples, to a field in need of reinvigoration.”
—Annise Parker, former Mayor of Houston; Current Fellow, Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University
“When I am searching for a new perspective, a fresh idea, or a strong voice in diversity, Jennifer is the person I rely upon. She has not only inspired me with my own personal diversity story but to successfully drive culture change as a diversity and inclusion leader in my global organization. As Jennifer says in the book, ‘it’s complex,’ but she has the ability to shine a bright light on the most critical issues.
—Jim Rottman, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Roche Pharmaceuticals
“Long overdue - practical and in-your-face truths for a more inclusive work environment.”
—Patricia A. David, Managing Director and the Global Head of Diversity, JP Morgan Chase
“Jennifer understands the importance of relationship building in challenging microinequities and creating change. She has a genuine appreciation for the need to step out of one’s comfort zone when expanding one’s circle in order to truly live as an agent of change.”
—Carmelyn P. Malalis, Commission and Chair, New York City, Commission on Human Rights