Friday, October 6, 2023 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Power Friday--your weekly NAWBO Greater Philadelphia connection to education and networking!

Taking the Stigmas out of DEI Conversations; A better approach

LaVada English, Bright Places, Inc.

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion as LaVada English, founder and CEO of Bright Places, Inc., delves into the essential dynamics of equity and inclusion, reshaping our perspectives on these crucial subjects. During this interactive session, you'll not only enhance your self-awareness, but you'll also deepen your understanding of social constructs. You will acquire tangible and applicable tools to drive forward the cause of equity.

Meet the presenter:

LaVada English is an inspiring educator who firmly believes in humanity's boundless potential. As the visionary founder and CEO of Bright Places, Inc., a prominent strategic coaching firm specializing in leadership development, equity, and inclusion, LaVada has been impactful in her career spanning over two decades. And she's only just begun! A certified "Intercultural Capacity" coach, LaVada has influenced decision-makers' mindsets in the private, corporate, and government sectors. Hailing from the vibrant city of Philadelphia, PA, LaVada received her education at Arcadia University, where she obtained a BA in communication and journalism, complemented by an MBA in human resource management. Furthermore, LaVada's creative spirit knows no bounds, as she recently debuted her children's book, "Kyla Believes." Through this enchanting tale, readers embark on a captivating journey into the vivid imagination of a young girl. LaVada's work transcends conventional boundaries, showcasing her versatility as an influential author. Above all else, LaVada treasures her role as a devoted mother to her three wonderful children, Lauryn, Leah, and Laila. She cherishes her deep friendships and proudly advocates for transformative change in the world.

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Register to attend!

Power Friday is free to attend for both members and guests. There is no limit to how many Power Friday meetings members may attend.  Guests may attend up to 3 Power Friday meetings.