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Lenora Billings-Harris

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Multicultural Diversity Expert & Author

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 Lenora Billings-Harris Biography

Diversity and Inclusion is a full-time focus, not just one topic among many for Lenora Billings-Harris. Her ability to transform multifaceted diversity and inclusion concepts into immediately applicable "how to's" have enabled her to help organizations intentionally create and sustain inclusive work cultures that challenge each individual to accelerate their efforts toward achieving maximum results. Whether through keynotes, workshops, or organizational consulting, Billings-Harris partners with clients to help them build effective relationships that leverage diversity in order to increase inclusion, innovation, employee engagement, customer satisfaction and bottom-line results.

Billings-Harris is a recognized authority. She was been included as one of 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion in 2011 by The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and was named by Diversity Woman Magazine as a top-twenty influential diversity leader in the US. Her award winning diversity leadership research is recognized in academic journals internationally. Billings-Harris was selected to serve as part of the People to People International delegation to Russia and Ukraine two years after the Soviet Union fell, in order to help educators and business leaders prepare their organizations for global competition. Most recently, she keynoted at Inclusion Conferences in Cape Town, South Africa and in Tel Aviv, Israel to share experiences and best practices with leaders within the business, government and NGO communities.

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. She is often an expert guest on TV and radio around the globe. She serves on the adjunct faculty of the business schools of Averett University and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. She has served on numerous community boards of directors, and served as board president of Win-Win Resolutions, Inc. All of her community service focuses on eradicating bias as well as empowering leaders through understanding the impact of inclusion.

Billings-Harris is a Certified Professional Speaker (CSP), a past president of the National Speakers Association, and will be the 2014 president of the Global Speakers Federation. She has presented to audiences in over twenty countries on six continents.

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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
  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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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 speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. 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 according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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

5 out of 5

Multicultural Diversity Expert & Author

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Lenora Billings-Harris Biography

Diversity and Inclusion is a full-time focus, not just one topic among many for Lenora Billings-Harris. Her ability to transform multifaceted diversity and inclusion concepts into immediately applicable "how to's" have enabled her to help organizations intentionally create and sustain inclusive work cultures that challenge each individual to accelerate their efforts toward achieving maximum results. Whether through keynotes, workshops, or organizational consulting, Billings-Harris partners with clients to help them build effective relationships that leverage diversity in order to increase inclusion, innovation, employee engagement, customer satisfaction and bottom-line results.

Billings-Harris is a recognized authority. She was been included as one of 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion in 2011 by The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and was named by Diversity Woman Magazine as a top-twenty influential diversity leader in the US. Her award winning diversity leadership research is recognized in academic journals internationally. Billings-Harris was selected to serve as part of the People to People International delegation to Russia and Ukraine two years after the Soviet Union fell, in order to help educators and business leaders prepare their organizations for global competition. Most recently, she keynoted at Inclusion Conferences in Cape Town, South Africa and in Tel Aviv, Israel to share experiences and best practices with leaders within the business, government and NGO communities.

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. She is often an expert guest on TV and radio around the globe. She serves on the adjunct faculty of the business schools of Averett University and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. She has served on numerous community boards of directors, and served as board president of Win-Win Resolutions, Inc. All of her community service focuses on eradicating bias as well as empowering leaders through understanding the impact of inclusion.

Billings-Harris is a Certified Professional Speaker (CSP), a past president of the National Speakers Association, and will be the 2014 president of the Global Speakers Federation. She has presented to audiences in over twenty countries on six continents.

Lenora Billings-Harris Videos

  • Diversity Speaker - Lenora at the American Payroll Association ...
  • Lenora Billings-Harris: Diversity and Inclusion - YouTube
  • Elon University Martin Luther King program - Jan. 13, 2010

Lenora Billings-Harris Books

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Lenora Billings-Harris Speaking Topics

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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 speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment 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. 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 according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker 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 . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lenora Billings-Harris for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. 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, Julianne Malveaux, Donna Brazile, Ericka Dunlap and Ilyasah Shabazz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lenora Billings-Harris for an upcoming event.

Lenora Billings-Harris Speaker Videos

  • Diversity Speaker - Lenora at the American Payroll Association ...
    Lenora Billings-Harris: Diversity and Inclusion - YouTube
  • Elon University Martin Luther King program - Jan. 13, 2010

Lenora Billings-Harris Speaking Topics

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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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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