- Diversity and Inclusion in Business
- U.S. Women in Leadership
- Change Management
- Women in Business Leadership
- Gender Equality
Audience & Industry
- Colleges and Universities
- Lecture Series
- Women's Events
Author, Expert, Activist, and Adviser, Lauren Leader is one of the world’s foremost experts on diversity and women’s leadership. Her speeches explore the economic, political and social impact of diversity and inspire us all to rise to the challenge.
Lauren Leader is one of the nation’s foremost expert on diversity and women’s issues. As founder and CEO of the All In Together Campaign, she works on the forefront of women’s leadership progress in business and in politics. Her recent book, Crossing the Thinnest Line argues for how we can create a more inclusive nation, despite the divisions gripping the country. A regular commentator on a wide range of media, Lauren’s work and speeches focus on how every American can contribute to a more just and equal society.
Lauren Leader's Speech Topics
Corporate Leadership in the #MeToo Moment
Over the last year, issues of conduct, culture and workplace equality have risen to become a global conversation of enormous proportions. As the old saying goes, never let a crisis go to waste. Given the impact social media has on the velocity of scandal, and the critical importance both economically and socially of safe, harassment free workplaces, what can businesses do to address both? The #MeToo moment is an unprecedented opportunity for businesses to make major strides toward greater equity and meritocracy but that takes a considered approach. In this talk, Lauren Leader addresses how leaders can take a proactive approach to addressing these critical issues and as well as the potential backlash that already seems to be brewing. It’s essential that every leader, no matter their level or gender, contribute to changing the status quo and this talk will explore in detail, specifically how that can be done.
Crossing the Thinnest Lines
As one of the most diverse nations on earth, the United States has a unique potential to be the most innovative and how will we live together peacefully and productively? Can we find a way to make our multifaceted diversity an asset, economically and socially or will it continue to be our deepest and most painful source of conflict? Crossing The Thinnest Line argues passionately and persuasively for the possibility, power, purpose and payoff of embracing difference. The stakes for the conversation are high and getting higher. Already, 89% of the world's educated population is either female or minority. In less than a generation, the US will become minority majority. The world economy is global and interconnected. Embracing diversity has never been more imperative. With compelling data and powerful, personal stories, Lauren Leader looks at challenges and solutions to immigration, education, business, media and politics and inspires us to rise to the challenge.
The Female Future
We all know the data – women are the majority of the population, the majority of the electorate and the majority of the college graduates in virtually every field and yet in many ways true equality for American Women remains elusive. For years we’ve been hearing about the barriers women face but less about the solutions that women themselves have the power to influence. For the future to be female and equal, women will need to do more than Lean In at work. They will need to step forward and advocate for themselves and each other in new and important ways. While women are as diverse as the nation itself, there are many issues where woman across the spectrum agree. If we can seize the opportunities, large and small, to ensure the full equality of American women, the future holds limitless possibilities.
The Workforce of the Future
As the digital revolution marches on, the workforce of the future begins to look nothing like it has looked in the past or even in the present. What are the macro and micro forces that businesses will need to face and understand to prepare a workforce ready to meet the demands of an every changing world? How will trends around AI, immigration, migration, diversity and leadership effect business and what do we need to know and do to meet those challenges?
Audiences will gain from Lauren’s insight on:
- The global talent pool has profoundly changed and the change is permanent
- Most organizations are led in ways that are no longer effective
- To lead across gender, generation and culture leaders much find ways to connect and inspire
- How to do that may just be the most pressing leadership issue of our time
In a globalized world innovation is more than finding a boy genius. Where there is a collision of diverse individuals and leaders who know how support them, breakthrough market insight and innovations can thrive.
In this thought-provoking presentation, you will learn:
- What we have to lose
- An (un)level playing field
- The diverse marketplace
- Acquired diversity
- How diversity drives growth and innovation
What Other Organizations Say About Lauren Leader
I can't tell you how much we enjoyed Lauren Leader! She did a great job and had the audience from the start through the finish of her presentation. She had a great delivery and sense of humor. I thought we were lucky to get her.
Coastal Carolina University
What Other Organizations Say About Lauren Leader
Lauren Leader was an outstanding opening keynoter for our conference. She perfectly set the stage for the rest of the day with her data-driven insights and intelligent commentary. Our audience really appreciated her content, and her delivery was spot-on. We highly recommend her!
Association of Executive Search Consultants
Works by Lauren Leader
Examining Diversity in the Workplace and Politics
Lauren on Morning Joe discussing "The Year of the Woman"
MSNBC: Lauren Leader on Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill, National Anthem Protests
Lauren Leader: Author, Advisor, Activist