Raven has partnered with clients like Gap, CompuCom, Dell Technologies, and Charles Schwab, as well as numerous other corporations and institutions around the globe to close the generational gap and create sustainable cultural change. She’s also consulted with household brands in the areas of generational diversity & inclusion, early talent development, and retention. As one of the youngest-ever executives at PepsiCo, she has always shown that her approach to leading and influencing people increases sales volume, encourages collaboration, and helps reduce workplace friction.
How to Be An Inclusive Leader
FOSTER A CULTURE OF INCLUSION IN YOUR TEAM OR BUSINESS
Inclusive Leadership can be a very elusive and ambiguous term. Yet, as the U.S. population
grows more and more diverse and emerging markets strengthen around the globe, it is an emerging leadership capability that will be vital to the success of our workplaces and marketplaces in the very near future.
In this program, Raven breaks inclusive leadership down into 6 straight-forward characteristics,
demonstrating what each looks like in everyday leadership. She covers the inner drivers necessary to actualize these characteristics in a way that is seen and felt by team members. Your leaders will leave with a clear understanding of the importance of their inclusive leadership, newfound courage to lean into discomfort, and an awakened curiosity to learn more about themselves and their bias, as well as the lived experiences of others.
● Identify the 6 characteristics of highly inclusive leaders as well as their drivers
● Explain the quantitative and qualitative value of inclusive leadership
● Identify personal areas of opportunity to be a more inclusive leader
● Develop an action-oriented plan for personal growth
Generations + Racial Equity
WHERE & WHY GENERATIONS AND RACIAL EQUITY INTERSECT TO MOVE US FORWARD
The year 2020 showed us that our nation is as divided as ever, particularly on the topic of race and racism. It is this division that accompanies your employees and members every time they log on for work—causing anxiety, mental and emotional stress, and mistrust and skepticism of those with differing opinions.
In this informative and inspiring keynote, Raven breaks down the connection between racial equity and generations that every organization needs to know and lean into to thrive in a marketplace that is growing more racially and ethnically diverse by the decade. She helps attendees of all backgrounds understand how and why a generation can impact how they view, understand, and even combat racism. Attendees will leave with greater clarity on the role their generation can play in fighting for racial equity, and how to effectively collaborate with other
generations in that pursuit.
● Explain the connection between generations and racial equity
● Demonstrate how and why one’s generation can impact how they view racism today
● Examine why equity is what marginalized groups and their allies want and need
● Describe how to leverage generational differences to move towards racial equity
Closing the Generational Gap
EMPATHIZE, COMMUNICATE, AND COLLABORATE ACROSS GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES
For the first time in history, there are 4, in some cases 5, generations working alongside one another in the workplace. Differences across these generations can create frustration, tension, and breakdowns in communication. These problems can stall productivity and create hostile work environments that lead to disengagement and dissatisfaction. Creating a culture where generational differences are understood, welcomed, and even leveraged can result in higher performance, happier employees, and better places to work.
This unique and highly engaging program will engage every attendee, no matter the age, as they learn about the differences and similarities across the five generations in the workforce, and how each can be leveraged to create a cross-generational synergy that drives results.
Attendees will walk away understanding the general characteristics of each generation, why these
characteristics are as they are, and how they tend to show up at work.
● Demonstrate a deeper understanding of generational characteristics and why each are
the way they are
● Learn techniques for communicating more effectively with members of different
● Appreciate generational diversity as an organizational strength rather than a barrier to
“Raven Solomon was a phenomenal keynote speaker for our first ever Virtual Convention, PIVOT 2020. By utilizing the virtual platform, high energy, and positive attitude she engaged our participants to the highest possible level. Her session on generational diversity included timely elements of social justice and inclusivity. She was dynamic, relevant, timely, and thought-provoking! We could not have asked for more!”
“Raven Solomon INSTANTLY captured the room and engaged the crowd with her energy, smile, wit, and “we are all friends here” personality! Presenting to a packed room, Raven captured the audience with her knowledge, in-depth research, and her ability to make it all relevant to EACH OF THE 4 generations represented!
If looking for a way to bridge the generational gap or spark dialogue that needs to occur in every office setting, Raven should be your first stop!”