What does it mean to truly belong? In today’s business climate, we say we value people most of all. We work to bring diversity to our teams and change policies and practices to create more inclusive workplaces. But sometimes we get so caught up in the idea of diversity and inclusion that we forget what it should feel like to truly belong. When you belong, there’s space for you – literally and figuratively. When you belong, people care about your ideas. When you belong, you are celebrated, not tolerated. In this frame-shifting session, Kori asks us to remember that we have never locked eyes with a person who is not worthy of freedom, of connection, and of belonging, and offers a human-centric way to embrace total belonging and stop bias in its tracks.
Kori S. Carew, Esq., an attorney, TEDx speaker, and community builder who generates awareness and understanding of critical human issues by creating the space and climate for open dialogue that is meaningful, enables people to expand their perspective and drive positive change. With grace and truth, she is a disruptor, womanist and social justice advocate. With a multi-national, multi-religious, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual family background, she brings a keen sensitivity to belonging and inclusion across differences.
Kori is the Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer at Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, an international AmLaw 100 firm and Founder of Bridge 68 LLC. Using advocacy and organizational strategy to address structural barriers to diversity in the workplace, she brings an incisive voice, unapologetic questioning of the status quo, and a lifelong fascination of human potential to empowering women and marginalized people. She is a nationally sought-after speaker on topics of diversity, inclusion and belonging, inclusive leadership, talent engagement and development, authenticity and leveraging power. Her TEDx, Just belonging: finding the courage to interrupt bias can be found here.
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