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Lenora Billings-Harris

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Multicultural Diversity Expert & Author

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Lenora Billings-Harris Biography

Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) is a CPAE (Council of Peers Award of Excellence) Hall of Fame speaker and an internationally recognized authority in the areas of inclusion, diversity, and bias. She has been included as one of the 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion by the Society of Human Resource Management and was named by Diversity Woman Magazine as one of the twenty top influential diversity leaders in the US. Her award-winning diversity leadership research is recognized in academic journals internationally. Additionally, she serves on the Advisory Council of the Nido Qubein School of Communication, High Point University, as well as on the adjunct business faculty of two other universities.

Diversity, inclusion and disrupting bias is a full-time focus for Lenora. She partners with clients to help them leverage their diversity of thought to impacts employee talent engagement and retention, attracting customers, community, and corporate relations. Her powerful yet engaging style inspires virtual and in-person audience members to take personal and organizational actions that disrupt bias and accelerate bottom-line business results.

She has presented to audiences in over 41 countries and six continents, including such places as Dubai, Israel and South Africa and Malaysia.

Billings-Harris co-authored TRAILBLAZERS: How Top Business Leaders are Accelerating Results through Inclusion and Diversity, and is the author of The Diversity Advantage: A Guide to Making Diversity Work, 3rd Ed. Most recently, she was the cover story for Inclusion Magazine, 2019 winter edition.

In addition to management positions held with two Fortune 100 companies plus the Business School at The University of Michigan, Billings-Harris has held leadership positions with several non-profit organizations. She is a past president of Win-Win Resolutions with a mission to reduce bullying, violence and prejudice in schools and communities, and was a founding charter member of the Maricopa County Black Chamber of Commerce. She is a past president of the National Speakers Association, and past president of the Global Speakers Federation. In 2016 she was the Cavett Award recipient, the highest honor bestowed upon professional speakers in the USA. In 2018 she was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame and is the only Africa American woman to hold this honor.

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The Diversity Advantage 3rd Ed. - A Guide to Making Diversity Work

The Diversity Advantage 3rd Ed. - A Guide to Making Diversity Work

The Diversity Advantage:A Guide to Making Diversity Work, 3rd Edition

The Diversity Advantage:A Guide to Making Diversity Work, 3rd Edition

Trailblazers: How Top Business Leaders are Accelerating Results through Inclusion and Diversity

Trailblazers: How Top Business Leaders are Accelerating Results through Inclusion and Diversity

The Diversity Advantage : A Guide to Making Diversity Work

The Diversity Advantage : A Guide to Making Diversity Work

Speaking Topics
  • BEYOND THE VISION

    Lenora uses personal stories, metaphors, audience interaction and quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mendela and others to help you discover how you can use your abilities and courage to make a real and sustainable difference in todays multicultural world. This uplifting, yet thought-provoking message will inspire you to embrace the unique gifts you have and to value the gifts of others to increase your options for positive change as an agent of One Dream.

    By realizing the power to make a difference is within each individual, you will discover ways to go beyond stereotypes and bias to create an environment that supports high success while celebrating differences.

    As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

    • use their knowledge and skills to determine ways to learn about and interact effectively with people different then themselves;
    • engage their heart and soul sense to connect to others with compassion instead of stereotypical judgments;
    • use their courage to lead sustainable changes in positive ways.

  • TRAILBLAZERS: HOW TOP BUSINESSES ARE ACCELERATING RESULTS THROUGH INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY

    Are you ready to go beyond diversity awareness? Is your organization ready to effectively create and sustain an environment that engages all team members so they can achieve their highest potential without regard to their differences? Are your leaders ready to learn and then implement Transformational Diversity Management Principles (TD&IP) that will support your organizations vision, mission, and business strategy? If so, this program is for you.

    Based on Lenoras latest book, this presentation offers participants an opportunity to learn the best practices of trailblazing companies such as IBM, the Coca Cola Company, Verizon, Sodexo, American Airlines, Citi, Ford and many more, as well as see the surprising results of Lenoras D & I research conducted through The Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University Of North Carolina-Greensboro.

    As a result of applying the principles and practices presented, you will be able to:

    • Focus on ways to engage middle management in D&I initiatives
    • Effectively and fully utilize Employee Resource Groups
    • Identify the critical skills needed for HR professionals to move D & I forward
    • Examine the TD&IP that accelerate diversitys impact on business results

  • THE DIVERSITY ADVANTAGE: THE OZ PERSPECTIVE

    Lenora uses the characters of the Wizard of Oz as a metaphor to help you understand how you can use your brain, heart and courage to make a real difference in todays multi-cultural world. This fun, yet thought-provoking message will inspire you to connect the gifts you have with the gifts of others to increase your organizations options for multicultural success. By realizing the power to make a difference is within each individual, you will discover ways to go beyond stereotypes and bias to create and sustain an environment that supports high productivity while celebrating differences. Lenora uses life-size stand-ups of the characters and music from The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz to create an entertaining yet impactful keynote. As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

    • use their knowledge (oz-brain) to determine ways to learn about and interact effectively with people different then themselves;
    • use their heart to connect to others with compassion instead of stereotypical judgments;
    • use their courage to say and do what is necessary to sustain high performance.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Lenora Billings-Harris?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lenora Billings-Harris for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Lenora Billings-Harris, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lenora Billings-Harris or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Lenora Billings-Harris?

    Booking fees for Lenora Billings-Harris, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lenora Billings-Harris, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Lenora Billings-Harris?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lenora Billings-Harris for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lenora Billings-Harris for your next private or corporate function.
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Lenora Billings-Harris Biography

Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) is a CPAE (Council of Peers Award of Excellence) Hall of Fame speaker and an internationally recognized authority in the areas of inclusion, diversity, and bias. She has been included as one of the 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion by the Society of Human Resource Management and was named by Diversity Woman Magazine as one of the twenty top influential diversity leaders in the US. Her award-winning diversity leadership research is recognized in academic journals internationally. Additionally, she serves on the Advisory Council of the Nido Qubein School of Communication, High Point University, as well as on the adjunct business faculty of two other universities.

Diversity, inclusion and disrupting bias is a full-time focus for Lenora. She partners with clients to help them leverage their diversity of thought to impacts employee talent engagement and retention, attracting customers, community, and corporate relations. Her powerful yet engaging style inspires virtual and in-person audience members to take personal and organizational actions that disrupt bias and accelerate bottom-line business results.

She has presented to audiences in over 41 countries and six continents, including such places as Dubai, Israel and South Africa and Malaysia.

Billings-Harris co-authored TRAILBLAZERS: How Top Business Leaders are Accelerating Results through Inclusion and Diversity, and is the author of The Diversity Advantage: A Guide to Making Diversity Work, 3rd Ed. Most recently, she was the cover story for Inclusion Magazine, 2019 winter edition.

In addition to management positions held with two Fortune 100 companies plus the Business School at The University of Michigan, Billings-Harris has held leadership positions with several non-profit organizations. She is a past president of Win-Win Resolutions with a mission to reduce bullying, violence and prejudice in schools and communities, and was a founding charter member of the Maricopa County Black Chamber of Commerce. She is a past president of the National Speakers Association, and past president of the Global Speakers Federation. In 2016 she was the Cavett Award recipient, the highest honor bestowed upon professional speakers in the USA. In 2018 she was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame and is the only Africa American woman to hold this honor.

Lenora Billings-Harris Videos

  • Primeau Productions | Lenora Billings Harris - Hall of Fame
  • Disrupting Bias with Teams and Clients - Featuring Lenora Billings ...
    Aug 6, 2019 ... Lenora Billings-Harris, Diversity Strategist for Ubuntu Global and a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, shares some tips on...
  • The Power Of Belonging Keynote: Delivered In South Africa
    Reconciliation and Diversity Intelligence Presents Lenora Billings-Harris and "The Power of Belonging".

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Lenora Billings-Harris Speaking Topics

  • BEYOND THE VISION

    Lenora uses personal stories, metaphors, audience interaction and quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mendela and others to help you discover how you can use your abilities and courage to make a real and sustainable difference in todays multicultural world. This uplifting, yet thought-provoking message will inspire you to embrace the unique gifts you have and to value the gifts of others to increase your options for positive change as an agent of One Dream.

    By realizing the power to make a difference is within each individual, you will discover ways to go beyond stereotypes and bias to create an environment that supports high success while celebrating differences.

    As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

    • use their knowledge and skills to determine ways to learn about and interact effectively with people different then themselves;
    • engage their heart and soul sense to connect to others with compassion instead of stereotypical judgments;
    • use their courage to lead sustainable changes in positive ways.

  • TRAILBLAZERS: HOW TOP BUSINESSES ARE ACCELERATING RESULTS THROUGH INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY

    Are you ready to go beyond diversity awareness? Is your organization ready to effectively create and sustain an environment that engages all team members so they can achieve their highest potential without regard to their differences? Are your leaders ready to learn and then implement Transformational Diversity Management Principles (TD&IP) that will support your organizations vision, mission, and business strategy? If so, this program is for you.

    Based on Lenoras latest book, this presentation offers participants an opportunity to learn the best practices of trailblazing companies such as IBM, the Coca Cola Company, Verizon, Sodexo, American Airlines, Citi, Ford and many more, as well as see the surprising results of Lenoras D & I research conducted through The Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University Of North Carolina-Greensboro.

    As a result of applying the principles and practices presented, you will be able to:

    • Focus on ways to engage middle management in D&I initiatives
    • Effectively and fully utilize Employee Resource Groups
    • Identify the critical skills needed for HR professionals to move D & I forward
    • Examine the TD&IP that accelerate diversitys impact on business results

  • THE DIVERSITY ADVANTAGE: THE OZ PERSPECTIVE

    Lenora uses the characters of the Wizard of Oz as a metaphor to help you understand how you can use your brain, heart and courage to make a real difference in todays multi-cultural world. This fun, yet thought-provoking message will inspire you to connect the gifts you have with the gifts of others to increase your organizations options for multicultural success. By realizing the power to make a difference is within each individual, you will discover ways to go beyond stereotypes and bias to create and sustain an environment that supports high productivity while celebrating differences. Lenora uses life-size stand-ups of the characters and music from The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz to create an entertaining yet impactful keynote. As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

    • use their knowledge (oz-brain) to determine ways to learn about and interact effectively with people different then themselves;
    • use their heart to connect to others with compassion instead of stereotypical judgments;
    • use their courage to say and do what is necessary to sustain high performance.

FAQs on booking Lenora Billings-Harris

  • How to book Lenora Billings-Harris?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lenora Billings-Harris for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Lenora Billings-Harris, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lenora Billings-Harris or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lenora Billings-Harris?

    Booking fees for Lenora Billings-Harris, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lenora Billings-Harris, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lenora Billings-Harris?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lenora Billings-Harris for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lenora Billings-Harris for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lenora Billings-Harris or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lenora Billings-Harris or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lenora Billings-Harris is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as BEYOND THE VISION, TRAILBLAZERS: HOW TOP BUSINESSES ARE ACCELERATING RESULTS THROUGH INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY and THE DIVERSITY ADVANTAGE: THE OZ PERSPECTIVE. The estimated speaking fee range to book Lenora Billings-Harris for your event is available upon request. Lenora Billings-Harris generally travels from Greensboro, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Stedman Graham, Daymond John, Erin Gruwell and Dominique Dawes. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lenora Billings-Harris for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Lenora Billings-Harris Speaker Videos

  • Primeau Productions | Lenora Billings Harris - Hall of Fame
    Disrupting Bias with Teams and Clients - Featuring Lenora Billings ...
    Aug 6, 2019 ... Lenora Billings-Harris, Diversity Strategist for Ubuntu Global and a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, shares some tips on disrupting bias ...
  • The Power Of Belonging Keynote: Delivered In South Africa
    Reconciliation and Diversity Intelligence Presents Lenora Billings-Harris and "The Power of Belonging".

Lenora Billings-Harris Speaking Topics

  • BEYOND THE VISION

    Lenora uses personal stories, metaphors, audience interaction and quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mendela and others to help you discover how you can use your abilities and courage to make a real and sustainable difference in todays multicultural world. This uplifting, yet thought-provoking message will inspire you to embrace the unique gifts you have and to value the gifts of others to increase your options for positive change as an agent of One Dream.

    By realizing the power to make a difference is within each individual, you will discover ways to go beyond stereotypes and bias to create an environment that supports high success while celebrating differences.

    As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

    • use their knowledge and skills to determine ways to learn about and interact effectively with people different then themselves;
    • engage their heart and soul sense to connect to others with compassion instead of stereotypical judgments;
    • use their courage to lead sustainable changes in positive ways.

  • TRAILBLAZERS: HOW TOP BUSINESSES ARE ACCELERATING RESULTS THROUGH INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY

    Are you ready to go beyond diversity awareness? Is your organization ready to effectively create and sustain an environment that engages all team members so they can achieve their highest potential without regard to their differences? Are your leaders ready to learn and then implement Transformational Diversity Management Principles (TD&IP) that will support your organizations vision, mission, and business strategy? If so, this program is for you.

    Based on Lenoras latest book, this presentation offers participants an opportunity to learn the best practices of trailblazing companies such as IBM, the Coca Cola Company, Verizon, Sodexo, American Airlines, Citi, Ford and many more, as well as see the surprising results of Lenoras D & I research conducted through The Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University Of North Carolina-Greensboro.

    As a result of applying the principles and practices presented, you will be able to:

    • Focus on ways to engage middle management in D&I initiatives
    • Effectively and fully utilize Employee Resource Groups
    • Identify the critical skills needed for HR professionals to move D & I forward
    • Examine the TD&IP that accelerate diversitys impact on business results

  • THE DIVERSITY ADVANTAGE: THE OZ PERSPECTIVE

    Lenora uses the characters of the Wizard of Oz as a metaphor to help you understand how you can use your brain, heart and courage to make a real difference in todays multi-cultural world. This fun, yet thought-provoking message will inspire you to connect the gifts you have with the gifts of others to increase your organizations options for multicultural success. By realizing the power to make a difference is within each individual, you will discover ways to go beyond stereotypes and bias to create and sustain an environment that supports high productivity while celebrating differences. Lenora uses life-size stand-ups of the characters and music from The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz to create an entertaining yet impactful keynote. As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

    • use their knowledge (oz-brain) to determine ways to learn about and interact effectively with people different then themselves;
    • use their heart to connect to others with compassion instead of stereotypical judgments;
    • use their courage to say and do what is necessary to sustain high performance.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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