Leaders at all levels are called on now more than ever to close the gap on what is promised and what is practiced in the area of diversity and inclusion. Learn how to lead an organization that includes everyone and leverages the diverse talents of all contributors.
Learn how to become aware of your own biases and become an inclusive leader
Learn how to create and lead an organization that leverages the diverse talents of all contributors.
1h • COURSE
Jeff Weiner on Managing Compassionately with Jeff Weiner
Join CEO of LinkedIn, Jeff Weiner, as he shares why manifesting compassion in leadership benefits organizations and results in a healthy company culture.
11m 48s • COURSE
Ken Blanchard on Servant Leadership with Ken Blanchard
Join Ken Blanchard—a pioneer in the leadership space—as he shares his insights on servant leadership.
27m 16s • COURSE
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging with Pat Wadors
Join HR luminary Pat Wadors as she explains how to move beyond the call for diversity and inclusion into a key third area: belonging.
51m 57s • COURSE
John Maeda on Design, Business, and Inclusion with John Maeda
LinkedIn Influencer John Maeda discusses the link between inclusion and good design, and explains how businesses can create better products by understanding their users.
23m 41s • COURSE
Diversity and Inclusion in a Global Enterprise with Stefanie Johnson
Discover how to enhance diversity and inclusion in different cultural contexts by creating and implementing an effective strategy.
53m 24s • COURSE
Confronting Bias: Thriving Across Our Differences with Arianna Huffington
Continue your Thrive journey and discover how to interact with others across differences.
40m 2s • COURSE
Communicating about Culturally Sensitive Issues with Daisy Lovelace
Explore principles and strategies that can help you have more productive, meaningful conversations about diversity.
55m 11s • COURSE
Managing a Diverse Team with Vanessa Womack
Learn how to manage, counsel, and lead a diverse team in order to foster their best performance.
1h 21m • COURSE
You'll learn inclusive leadership skills with these experts.
Dr. Shirley Davis
Dr. Shirley Davis is a keynote speaker, corporate executive president, and global workforce management expert.
Dr. Davis is the CEO of SDS Global Enterprises, a strategic development solutions firm that teaches strategies for how to work, lead, and succeed in a diverse and global workforce. She brings more than 20 years of experience as an executive in talent management, HR strategy, leadership development, and global diversity and inclusion to this role. She has worked in several Fortune 100 global corporations, as well as with government agencies, higher education, and community organizations. Most recently—for eight years—she was the global chief diversity and inclusion officer at the world's largest HR association, The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She's a highly sought-after thought leader, international keynote speaker, consultant, and executive coach, and the author of several books.
Jeff Weiner is the CEO at LinkedIn, the world's largest and most powerful network of professionals.
Jeff joined LinkedIn in December 2008, and under his leadership LinkedIn has grown its membership from 33 million to more than 467 million, increased its annual revenue from $78 million to $3.7 billion, and gone from 338 employees to more than 10,000 full-time employees in more than 30 offices around the world. Before LinkedIn, Jeff was an executive in residence at Accel Partners and Greylock Partners, where he advised the firms' consumer technology portfolio companies and evaluated new investment opportunities. Previously, Jeff served as executive vice president of the Network Division at Yahoo!, a business that generated $3 billion in annual revenue with more than 3,000 employees and had responsibility for many of the company's consumer-facing and industry-leading products. Prior to joining Yahoo! in 2001, Jeff spent more than six years at Warner Bros., where he helped oversee the company's online efforts and developed the initial business plan for Warner Bros. Online in 1994. In addition to LinkedIn, Jeff serves on the board of directors for Intuit Inc. and DonorsChoose.org, and the board of advisors for Venture for America and the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula. He holds a B.S. in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ken Blanchard is a speaker, consultant, and author known for his groundbreaking work on leadership.
With a passion to turn every leader into a servant leader, Ken Blanchard shares his insightful and powerful message with audiences around the world through speeches, consulting services, and best-selling books. Ken is respected for his lifetime of research and thought leadership. In fact, few people have influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard.
When Ken speaks, he speaks from the heart with warmth and humor. No matter how large the audience, he is able to communicate with each person as if the two of them were alone and talking one-on-one. Ken is a sophisticated storyteller with a knack for making the seemingly complex easy to understand. Dr. Ken Blanchard is the cofounder and chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, an international management training and consulting firm that he and his wife, Margie Blanchard, began in 1979 in San Diego, California. In addition to being a renowned speaker and consultant, Ken is a trustee emeritus of the board of trustees at his alma mater, Cornell University, and he also teaches students in the master's in executive leadership program at the University of San Diego.
Ken's impact as an author is far reaching. His iconic 1982 classic, The One Minute Manager®, coauthored with Spencer Johnson, has sold more than 13 million copies and remains on bestseller lists today. In the past three decades, he has authored or coauthored 60 books whose combined sales total more than 21 million copies.
Born in New Jersey and raised in New York, Ken received his master's degree from Colgate University and his bachelor's and doctorate degrees from Cornell University.
Pat Wadors is the chief talent officer at ServiceNow.
In her current role, Pat is leveraging her years of experience scaling world-class talent organizations—including LinkedIn, where she served as the senior vice president of global talent—to help redesign and transform ServiceNow. Prior to working at ServiceNow, she was the senior vice president of human resources and facilities at Plantronics, where she redesigned the workplace and work philosophy, and focused on leveraging social networking systems and technologies to enable employees to do their job anywhere and at any time. She has also been an HR executive advisor at Twitter, and the senior vice president of HR at Yahoo!, where she was responsible for leading the HR business partner function for the entire global business line; this equated to over 14,500 employees in over 17 locations.
John Maeda recently joined Automattic as global head of computational design + inclusion and previously served as design partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), a world-leading venture capital firm. An internationally recognized speaker and author, his books include The Laws of Simplicity, Creative Code and Redesigning Leadership. Maeda holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), an MBA from Arizona State University, and a PhD from University of Tsukuba in Japan.
Maeda draws on his diverse background as an MIT-trained engineer, award-winning designer, and executive leader to help businesses and creatives push the boundaries of innovation in their markets and fields. He has appeared as a speaker all over the world, from Davos to Beijing to São Paulo to New York, and his talks for TED.com have received cumulative views of over 2 million to date.
He was the recipient of the White House's National Design Award, the Tribeca Film Festival's Disruptive Innovation Award for STEM to STEAM, the Blouin Foundation's Creative Leadership Award, the AIGA Medal, the Raymond Loewy Foundation Prize, the Mainichi Design Prize, the Tokyo Type Director's Club Prize, and induction into the Art Director's Club Hall of Fame.
Stefanie Johnson is an associate professor of management at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Stefanie studies the intersection of leadership and diversity, focusing on how unconscious bias affects the evaluation of leaders, and strategies that leaders can use to mitigate bias. Stefanie has published 40 journal articles and book chapters in outlets such as Harvard Business Review, the Journal of Applied Psychology and the Academy of Management Journal. She has presented her work at over 50 meetings around the world, including at the White House for a 2016 summit on diversity in corporate America on National Equal Pay Day, and the 2016 Harvard Negotiation & Leadership Conference. She has extensive consulting experience and has created and delivered leadership development training with an emphasis on evidence-based practice. She has received millions of dollars in federal and other grant funding to study leadership and create leadership development programs aimed at increasing safety. Media outlets featuring Stefanie's work include: The Economist, Newsweek, Time, CNN, ABC, NBC, CNBC, and the Wall Street Journal.
Arianna Huffington is the founder of The Huffington Post and Thrive Global.
She is also the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In May 2005, she launched TheHuffingtonPost.com, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In August 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform with the mission of changing the way people work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price one must pay for success.
Time named her in the 100 Most Influential People list, and Forbes named her in The World's 100 Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.
She serves on numerous boards, including Uber and the Center for Public Integrity.
Her last two books, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder and The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, both became instant international bestsellers.
She is a mother, sister, flat shoe advocate, and sleep evangelist.
Daisy Lovelace, PhD, teaches communication and leadership courses.
Her professional interests include management communication, interpersonal communication and conflict resolution, inclusive excellence, leadership, crisis communication, strategic planning, persuasion, and influence.
Lovelace is also a corporate consultant and executive coach. She earned her doctorate from the University of Virginia. She has taught courses at Duke University, the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington, the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Princeton University, the University of Virginia, and Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea.
Vanessa Womack is a consultant, author, and speaker specializing in professional and leadership development.
In her current role as a consultant and facilitator at Vanessa Womack consulting, Vanessa offers clients professional and entrepreneurial coaching. She co-authored The Female CEO: Pearls, Power & Passion, and offers workshop facilitation for leadership and professional development. Vanessa has a demonstrated ability to work with business owners, corporate leadership, and political groups to create collaborative partnerships to facilitate change.