Too many organizations turn 'Heritage Month Celebrations' into a chance to serve 'ethnic or unique foods' and wear clothing that exposes all employees to their cultural nuances.  Of course, it's important to understand the cultural implications associated with any of the month-long celebrations as designated in the USA such as Black History, Hispanic Heritage, Asian-Pacific American Heritage, LGBTQ-A Celebrations and more.

However, if you ask most employees aligned with these aspects of difference; if the cultural implications are the most important thing for the company/organization to focus on they will 'resoundingly' tell you NO!

What matter most to the majority of these employees are things related to their job and/or career.  Listed below are topics that are not just specific to Black History Month or Hispanic Heritage Month, but ALL cultural celebrations as well as BRG/ERG meetings and retreats.

Additionally, these topics apply those that may identify as 'ALLIES" of these groups as well.  The topics that would resonate with most employees include:


  • Practice Makes Permanent
    • Preparation is Not an Option....

  • What Do They See When They See Me?
    • Everyone Has a Label; Do You Know What Yours Says?

  • It's Not Who You Know, But WHO KNOW YOU!
    • Who's Wearing Your T-Shirt in the Boardroom?

  • Know When to Hold 'Em...  And Know When to Fold 'Em!
    • Leaving Versus Lateral Moves: How To Know Which is Best & When To Go!

There are MANY, MANY other topics associated with adding to your personal toolkit available.  If there are specific topics or areas of improvements needed.


- Keynote Speaker-