Raven Solomon

Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Thought Leader and Keynote Speaker


Raven Solomon is a global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion thought leader and nationally recognized keynote speaker who helps organizations get future-ready by understanding generations, racial equity, and their intersection.
Raven’s mission is simple – to solve for racial inequity by breaking down generational and racial barriers in the workplace, replacing them with empathy and synergy that foster productive working relationships, drive business results, and prepares organizations to compete in the not-so-distant future.
She is the author of the 2019 release Leading Your Parents: 25 Rules to Effective Multigenerational Leadership for Millennials and Gen Z, where she shares leadership principles and practical advice for young professionals seeking to transition into leadership positions in today’s diverse workplace, and the founder of the Charlotte-based Center for Next Generation Leadership and Professional Development, a startup focused on providing soft-skill development to the leaders of tomorrow. In her spare time, Raven consults with Franklin Covey, the world leader in leadership development, in the area of unconscious bias and is the host of the Generational View Podcast.
Raven has helped tens of thousands from podiums around the world close the gaps inside of dozens of industry-leading companies and create sustainable cultural change. She’s also consulted with household brands in the areas of generational diversity & inclusion and early talent development and retention.
As the valedictorian of her college graduating class and one of the youngest-ever executives in the Fortune 50 company with which she spent nearly a decade, she has always shown that her approach to leading and influencing people yields results.

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Wednesday, April 17
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm CT
How to Be an Inclusive Leader
Breakout Session
Inclusive Leadership can be a very illusive and ambiguous term. Yet, as the U.S. population grows More details 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 very near future.

Busy leaders need to know precisely what they can do to be inclusive leaders who truly foster a sense of belonging within their teams that results in employee engagement, high performance, and consistent results now and into the 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.

You will learn how to:
  • 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
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Learning & Development
People, Culture & Experience
Employee Communication
You are future-proof
Wednesday, April 17
2:40 pm - 3:30 pm CT
The [Generational] Business Case for DEIB
Breakout Session
Every CEO wants their organization to be inclusive. In order for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and More details Belonging to be truly embedded throughout your organization, every employee-from the c-suite to the frontline- must be committed to inclusion and rooted in a clear business case.

If the business case is not made clear at every level of the organization, you run the risk of DEIB fatigue, disengagement in creating change, and bottlenecked inclusion that can lead to your organization being last on the “apply to” list for top Gen Z talent.

In this engagement and insightful program, Raven takes those skeptical of the value of DEIB in their workforce and makes them believers, by clearly articulating the risk of their business without it. Those who are already believers, she equips with additional tools and awareness to further understand and articulate the value of DEIB. She does all of this uniquely using generations to frame the value proposition.

You will learn how to:
  • Identify the risks associated with not making DEIB a serious business imperative
  • Provide a common language and working knowledge of key DIEB terms such as diversity, inclusion, equity, belonging, identity, and intersectionality
  • Explain the generational evolution of diversity work in the workplace
  • Understand the organization and individual value of DEIB
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