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Part of the Inclusion and Belonging Track

Start with Why - Approaching DEI with Authenticity - Fall 2022

September 08, 10:00 am - 11:30 am CT
Hosted by Kesia King

Laying the foundation for effective diversity and inclusion work requires thoughtful focus. Our team members can tell if we are simply checking boxes or if we truly understand what’s at stake in this conversation and work. In this leadership training, we explain the importance of reflecting on your lived experience and identifying your personal “why”. We will share research on how diversity and belonging affect the innovation, productivity and profit of organizations. We will also identify the behaviors and practices that will help you take the next step on your journey to become a more inclusive leader.



  • The business case for diversity, equity and inclusion


  • Breakout discussion to share how your lived experience with DEI has shaped your leadership
  • Reflection activity to identify behaviors to lead to a more inclusive culture at your organization

Skills & Attributes

  • Self-reflection
  • Inclusive leadership
  • Growth mindset

Kesia King

sr4 Partners, Organizational Health Consultant
Kesia King is an accomplished business professional who spent most of her early career in product management and marketing at Grainger. In 2018 her side hustle CHOP CHOP Mobile, became her full-time focus and Kesia dedicated her efforts to helping organizations attract and retain top talent and increase productivity through onsite and mobile, salons and barbershops. Kesia has always taken an interest in empowering people to work through their mental roadblocks and fears, and as a result published her first book in March, entitled F.E.A.R. Face Everything & Recover: The 30-Day Reset to Unlocking Your Full Potential which is available on Amazon.

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