May 5, 2020
Many companies today are embracing diversity and
inclusion efforts, but not all are seeing the results they want,
and some are unfortunately just going through the motions to check
off a box. Jennifer Brown is a Diversity Inclusion Expert, an
award-winning entrepreneur, author, and keynote speaker. She shares
her own personal badass wisdom from going from a career as an opera
singer to a passionate advocate for equality. Jennifer and I
discuss what we can learn to be bolder and louder about who we
really are in a corporate setting, and the inspiration behind
Jennifer’s latest book, Inclusion: Diversity, The New
Workplace & The Will To Change.
What You Will Hear in This
- ● The more you embrace your power and flow state,
the more you will begin to feel like a badass.
- ● The internal doubtful voice may never fully go
away, but the more you do what scares you the more evidence you
have that you can get through it and even have confidence.
- ● Jennifer was an opera singer, and her life on the
stage helps now with her being able to command the audience as a
highly sought after keynote speaker.
- ● Even though she had never started a company
before, Jennifer asked the right questions and drew upon her
experience in corporate roles. She also hired to her weakness so
that she could focus on her strengths. Jennifer also volunteered at
conferences and taught herself the industry language so she could
fit in more.
- ● Jennifer came out as a member of the LGBTQ
community, and knows first hand how important it is to feel safe
and welcomed at work.
- ● The more we include others, the higher our
creativity and productivity in the workplace.
- ● “Coming out in my business and then orienting the
business's work around my truth was that missing piece.”
- ● “Bringing the truth about the value of diversity
and inclusion is like a battle every single day. People argue with
us all day long about whether this is important.”
- ● “You have to catch yourself in the act of
diminishing who you are, or making a choice to not be all of who
- Jennifer Brown