Lenora Billings-Harris, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) is a CPAE (Council of Peers Award of Excellence) Hall of Fame speaker and an internationally recognized authority in the areas of inclusion, diversity, and bias. She has been included as one of the 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion by The Society of Human Resource Management and 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. Additionally, she serves on the Advisory Council of the Nido Qubein School of Communication, High Point University, as well as on the adjunct business faculty of University of North Carolina- Greensboro and Averett University.
Lenora partners with clients to help them leverage their diversity of thought to increase revenue, creativity, and innovation while creating sustainable cultures of inclusion that attracts top talent. Her powerful yet engaging style inspires virtual and in-person audience members to take immediate actions personally and professionally.
Lenora Billings-Harris has presented to audiences in over 45 countries and six continents and is the author of TRAILBLAZERS: How Top Business Leaders are Accelerating Results through Inclusion and Diversity, and The Diversity Advantage: A Guide to Making Diversity Work, 3rd Ed.
She is a past president of the National Speakers Association, and past president of the Global Speakers Federation. In 2016 she was the Cavett Award recipient, the highest honor bestowed upon professional speakers in the USA. In 2018 she was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame and is the only African American woman to hold this honor.