Business Ethics Speaker Wema Hoover

Wema Hoover

Former Google Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, DEI Global Thought Leader, Transformer of Cultures, and Executive Coach

Speaker Wema Hoover is a renowned expert in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), having served as Google’s Global Head of DEI and as an advisor to Fortune 500 companies. Leveraging her vast experience, she assists organizations in realizing the benefits of DEI through speaking engagements, consultancy, and her writings. Ms. Hoover is also an executive coach and a contributor to publications such as Fast Company, focusing on DEI, women’s empowerment, and racial equity.

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    Wema Hoover biography

    Speaker Wema Hoover has devoted her professional life to creating significant impact and transforming organizational cultures. Recognized both nationally and globally, she is an expert in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), organizational development, authentic leadership, and women’s empowerment. As a compelling and influential speaker, Wema Hoover draws on her personal experiences as a Black woman and her professional expertise as a global DEI leader to assist organizations in unlocking the full potential of DEI. Formerly serving as Google’s Global Head of DEI, she founded her consultancy to extend her impact.

    Furthermore, speaker Wema Hoover has been a reliable advisor at the C-Suite and board level for Fortune 500 companies, where she has spearheaded DEI initiatives at Pfizer, Sanofi, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. In these roles, she established several Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Councils, enhancing internal capabilities in areas such as belonging, unconscious bias, cultural competence, and global leadership.

    Moreover, Ms. Hoover’s extensive experience in managing culturally diverse teams across the U.S., Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America has enriched her understanding of global dynamics. A National Member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and an executive coach, Ms. Hoover holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management and a Master’s-level Certificate in Organizational Change Management from New School University. She also serves on the board of Ten By Three, a nonprofit aimed at alleviating poverty through entrepreneurial growth leading to sustainable financial independence.

    An accomplished author, Ms. Hoover regularly publishes articles on DEI, women’s empowerment, racial equity, and inclusion in leading outlets like Fast Company, Inc., and Diversity Magazine. She is currently working on a book that explores her experiences and the transformative power of diversity and inclusion, positioning her as a leading voice in the field.

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    Wema Hoover Keynote Topics

    In this dynamic 45-minute keynote, Wema will reveal how female leaders can develop crucial skills to empower themselves and others through self-advocacy, fully utilizing their talents, skills, and abilities in both work and life to rise, progress, and succeed in any setting. The presentation will delve into how women can generate value on both personal and professional levels by employing effective advocacy skills, drawing on their competencies, capabilities, and personal experiences to excel while navigating common setbacks and challenges that may hinder progress. These challenges, including imposter syndrome, hesitancy in seizing new opportunities, and perceiving personal life choices as hindrances rather than assets, will be addressed and debunked. Participants will depart with practical strategies to combat unconscious bias, harness emotional intelligence, and utilize their personal strength and purpose to lead genuinely and excel in their careers and beyond. Ultimately, attendees will learn how to apply these approaches in their daily lives, creating value for themselves and others by mastering transformative advocacy skills to achieve their fullest potential.

    In this insightful keynote, Wema illustrates how organizations can leverage diversity to unleash their collective capabilities and skills using inclusive practices. These practices foster greater employee engagement and collaboration, pave the way for innovative thinking, and boost overall innovation. Wema also explores key concepts such as unconscious bias, the creation of a culture of belonging, strategies to overcome unconscious biases, the importance of cultural competence, and effective global leadership. This session provides actionable insights on transforming diversity from a statistic to a dynamic catalyst for organizational success.

    In her discussion, Wema Hoover elucidates the vital connection between emotional intelligence (EQ) and inclusion. She delves into practical methods for enhancing EQ in leadership roles, fostering inclusion, and advancing equity to tackle racial injustice and integrate equitable practices within an organization's culture. Additionally, Wema addresses the topic of unconscious bias, outlining strategies for identifying, acknowledging, overcoming, and preventing it, thereby promoting a more inclusive and fair workplace environment.

    In her keynote, Wema Hoover focuses on proven strategies to attract, retain, and develop diverse talent both internally and externally, essential for building robust future talent pipelines. She highlights effective ways to cultivate cultures of belonging, where diverse talent can not only remain but also thrive. This discussion explores the actionable steps organizations can take to ensure they are inclusive environments where every individual has the opportunity to succeed.

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