International Diversity & Inclusion Strategist


Lenora Billings-Harris is an award-winning authority as a diversity strategist, researcher and author. She has been included as one of 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion by The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), She was named by Diversity Woman Magazine as one of the Twenty Top Influential Diversity Leaders in the US. Her award-winning diversity leadership research is recognized in academic journals internationally. Lenora’s ability to transform multifaceted diversity and inclusion concepts into immediately applicable “how to’s” have enabled her to help Fortune 500 companies, professional associations, government agencies and educational institutions facilitate change to attract and retain top talent, expand multicultural markets, and heighten the number of engaged employees. She partners with organizations to help them make diversity a competitive advantage by disrupting bias.

Lenora is the co-author of TRAILBLAZERS: How Top Business Leaders are Accelerating Results through Inclusion and Diversity, and she is often an expert guest on TV and radio internationally. She serves on the adjunct faculty of the business schools of Averett University and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Lenora is a past president of the Global Speakers Federation, a past president of the National Speakers Association- USA. She has presented to audiences in over forty-one countries on six continents, including Singapore and Malaysia.

Lenora is a Certified Professional Speaker (CSP) and a Council of Peers Award of Excellence (CPAE) Speaker Hall of Fame inductee. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University and a Master of Arts in Adult Education from the University of Michigan. She has held key positions with General Motors and CIGNA Corp.



  • Beyond Diversity Rhetoric: Cultural Intelligence for Our Global Village

  • From Adversaries to Allies: 7 Keys to High-Performance Cross-Gender Communication

  • Maximize the Power of Inclusion by Disrupting the Impact of Unconscious Bias

  • S.T.O.P: Technique for Reducing Culture Collisions

  • Turning Barriers into Bridges: Reversing the Impact of Unconscious Bias on Talent Management

  • Zap the Gap: Secrets to Accelerating Generational Harmony



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