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 Breakout Session # 1: Race in America: How to Remove the Big Elephant in the Room

October 15, 2020 |  10:30 AM11:45 AM

Seconde Nimenya

Session Description:
This session is provided as an opportunity for participants to dig deeper, and exchange on the topic of race in America, and evaluate what changes are necessary to address racial inequities and barriers to inclusion in their workplaces and communities where they live, work, and play. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Opening up brave spaces for conversations on race
  • Disrupting unconscious biases and increase social awareness
  • Harnessing the power of diversity stories to build inclusive cultures where everyone can thrive


Seconde Nimenya is the author of five books who has spent more than a decade as a thought leader on diversity and inclusion in a world of differences.

Through her leadership development programs, she advocates for diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, education, and communities. Seconde speaks at various conferences and seminars, inspiring and empowering her audiences to use their life experiences to better themselves and others.

Seconde’s most recent book, Unlocking Diversity: How to Create Inclusive Cultures in a World of Differences is a timely and thought-provoking book that challenges assumptions and the status quo on the topics of race, equity and inclusion in the workplace and our communities. She works with organizational leaders who want to build inclusive workplaces and communities where everyone feels accepted for who they are and what they bring to the world to make it a better place for all.

Her TEDx talk on race and other identity constructs, titled, “We Are Not All That Different” has been hailed as the most inspirational talk for our times. For more information about Seconde Nimenya’s work, visit: https://www.secondenimenya.com



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