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Start having the conversations that matter most.

Having delivered hundreds of presentations throughout my career, I've honed sharing an accessible mix of authenticity, knowledge, and quirkiness that makes each connection count. From panels, to facilitation, and keynotes, I leverage a first-person account on workplace diversity, mental health activism, and more.

Start having the conversations that matter most.

Having delivered hundreds of presentations throughout my career, I've honed sharing an accessible mix of authenticity, knowledge, and quirkiness that makes each connection count. From panels, to facilitation, and keynotes, I leverage a first-person account on workplace diversity, mental health activism, and more.

Watch highlights from past conversations
in my updated speaker reel!

Where I’ve Been Featured

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Signature Workshop: The Myth of Advocacy as Personal Risk

Do advocacy and allyship really have to feel so personally risky? And from ripples to waves, how can we affect change in our own spheres of influence when we hold some form of power?

 

This hybrid experience—part keynote and part workshop—outlines how being true to oneself intersects with championing and advocating for others. I share the personal journey of finding my own voice as a first-generation Black immigrant woman, and perspectives on why identifying and embodying a personal brand of advocacy are inextricably linked to living an authentic life of legacy and meaning.

 

The experience culminates in guiding participants through a self-reflection exercise to identify their own personal brand of advocacy.

This is an ideal offering for team retreats, ERGs, heritage months, and/or leadership summits.

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Session Outcomes

  • Hear engaging and accessible content, regardless of previous exposure to topics

  • Space to begin examining the connection between one's personal values and how they manifest in the workplace

  • Understand the concept of intersectional feminism and solidarity

  • Opportunity to pinpoint custom and concrete actions for deeper advocacy of marginalized groups in the workplace

Other Workshop Topics

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  • Exploring Personal Identity and the Privilege Spectrum

  • Psychological Safety in Inclusive Spaces

  • Practical Tools for Creating a Culture of Healthy Feedback

  • Components of Inclusive Leadership 

  • Understanding and Addressing Microaggressions

  • Language Matters: 9 Specific Ways to Build Workplace Trust

  • Bring an Inclusive Lens to Performance Management

Want me to speak at your next event?

If you’re looking for a panelist, facilitator, or speaker for your upcoming team event, conference, or summit, let’s connect!

 

I’m available for both virtual and in-person opportunities.

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Sara Axelbaum | Global Head of DEI, MiQ

Viva has inspired our execs to be increasingly introspective and curious about learning more. She has facilitated real changes in attitudes and approaches, giving people tools to take on very uncomfortable conversations, and feel empowered in doing so.

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