Biases, micro-aggressions, and workplace inequities: how can we heal from these traumas and how do we interrupt the cycle that prevents everyone from excelling? What are the strategies we can use to put painful career disappointments behind, and in doing so, thrive? What are the ways organizations and individuals can take responsibility for driving true change, based on equity and belonging?
We’re addressing these critical questions around the imbalance in career opportunity (and its impact) with authors, Minda Harts (Right Within: How to Heal from Racial Trauma in the Workplace) and Melinda Briana Epler (How to Be an Ally: Actions You Can Take for a Stronger, Happier Workplace).
The WMG Programming Committee is thrilled to partner with Shakespeare & Co. for this important conversation with Minda and Melinda. Order your copies of the books we’re discussing here.
About Minda Harts:
Minda Harts is the CEO of The Memo LLC and an award- winning and best-selling author of The Memo: What Women of Color Need To Know To Secure A Seat At The Table. Minda is a Professor at NYU Wagner and hosts a live weekly podcast called Secure The Seat. In 2020, Minda was named the #1 Top Voice for Equity in the workplace by Linkedin. She is an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar and has been featured on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Fast Company, The NY Times, and Time Magazine. Minda frequently speaks at companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Nike, and Bloomberg on topics such as Managing Diverse Teams, Courageous Leadership, and Advancing women of color in the workplace. Right Within: How to Heal from Racial Trauma in the Workplace is the essential self-help book for women of color to heal—and thrive—in the workplace.
About Melinda Briana Epler:
Melinda Briana Epler has over 25 years of experience developing business innovation and inclusion strategies for startups, Fortune 500 companies, and global NGOs. As CEO of Change Catalyst, she works with the tech industry to solve diversity and inclusion issues. Her popular TED talk “3 Ways to Be a Better Ally in the Workplace” reached one million views in the first 24 days of its release. She is also host of the popular podcast series “Leading with Empathy and Allyship.” In How to Be an Ally: Actions You Can Take for a Stronger, Happier Workplace, Melinda show how through the power of allyship, each of us can create an equitable, innovative workplace where everyone feels safe, valued, and able to thrive
About The Moderator:
WMG Board Member, Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World, a modern guide on how to build the powerful, real relationships you need to succeed in our digital world. She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) and included on EBW 2020’s list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”.
About Shakespeare & Co:
Shakespeare & Co. is an iconic Manhattan bookstore founded in 1983. Its store at 939 Lexington Avenue, adjacent to the Hunter College campus, has been a staple on the Upper East Side for over 20 years. Shakespeare & Co second location in New York is at 2020 Broadway (between 69th and 70th Streets) and they also are located at 1632 Walnut Street (between South 16th and South 17th Streets) in downtown Philadelphia.