Former Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Starbucks
Boldly challenging the status quo and decades of diversity and inclusion practices, Dr. Tony Byers is transforming D&I from “the right thing to do” to the business imperative of our time. His presentations provide the perfect balance of “why now” and “how to” that will take your thinking on inclusion — and your organization — to the next level. Along the way, you’ll learn from the success stories of companies that have evolved beyond “doing diversity well” to leveraging inclusion as a powerful business advantage. These inclusive cultures are increasing employee creativity and productivity, developing new products and product categories, and far outpacing their peers in innovation, marketplace growth and business performance. Dr. Byers shows you how to build an inclusive culture through a breakthrough behavioral approach that overcomes biases and creates buy-in. You’ll also learn how to set in motion a multiplier effect of inclusion that more than doubles employee productivity while positively impacting every aspect of your organization. Read More >
The Multiplier Effect of Inclusion
Doing Nothing Is Not an Option
The Marketplace Is Not Square
Innovation and Curiosity
A properly managed diversity and inclusion program can increase engagement, creativity and business performance. By also learning to leverage diversity and inclusion through best practices, organizations can turn D&I into a powerful business advantage that stimulates innovation and drives marketplace growth. Read More >
In this game-changing keynote, Dr. Tony Byers shows you how to create a multiplier effect of inclusion that can increase utilization of talent and resources— more than doubling the capacity of a team to positively impact products and services, build brand image and increase profits and performance.
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Understanding the value of your personal cultural experience and knowing how to leverage it can increase individual, professional and organizational success. But how do you “speak up” and add your voice to the conversation when your perspective is considered a “minority?” When utilized effectively, cultural insights and diverse perspectives can drive significant change (from career advancement to increased market share). Read More >
Dr. Tony Byers shares practical examples and provides actionable strategies for leveraging your own diversity and culture. You’ll learn: Read Less ^
“Tony was awesome as a speaker and as a collaborator. Dinner, the Summit and the Roundtable were all successful thanks to Tony.”
"Tony Byers was great! He's so personable and we received great feedback already from people."
"Dr. Tony Byers was a true delight as the keynote speaker for a statewide conference. His talk on inclusion and diversity was not only inspiring but also filled with helpful information delivered in a kind and gentle manner that supported the work my colleagues and I do every day. Dr. Byers was funny and generous with his time. He answered a myriad of questions and stuck around for a seemingly endless supply of selfies!"
"We just want to thank Tony for an excellent event tonight. He was a GREAT speaker and spoke with such clarity about how diversity meant inclusion and not assimilation. Lots to think about."
"Thank you again for taking the time to be here at the Symposium. Having you deliver the kickoff keynote made a huge difference in our ability to attract attendees and the local media! And equally important, you set the proper tone for the entire event—open, honest, thoughtful and perseverative. Your session received outstanding reviews, including 'Hearing Tony Byers was the highlight of the day' and 'Great keynote!'"
“He was terrific - favorite speaker of the whole event, sharing personal anecdotes and relevant content.”
“Dr. Byers was energetic, dynamic and enjoyed learning about the multiplier of inclusion. Can't wait for the book.”
“He's amazing!...His style, content, and delivery were all top notch. One of the highlights of the conference for me!”
"The attendees indicated his presentation was great, excellent, engaging, inspiring, motivational, phenomenal, amazing and dynamic."
"….He rocked it!"