Renowned Expert on Happiness & Inclusion
Valerie Alexander is a renowned expert on happiness and inclusion, and a nationally-recognized speaker on the topics of happiness in the workplace, the advancement of women, and unconscious bias. Her TED Talk, “How to Outsmart Your Own Unconscious Bias” has been viewed more than 500,000 times, and she has spoken at hundreds of conferences, colleges and companies on these topics. Read More >
TEDx: How to Outsmart Your Own Unconscious Bias
2016 Trinity University Commencement Address
In this talk, we explore the evolution of the gendered brain and the relationship between that and the structure of traditionally male-run enterprises. This funny, provocative talk takes an honest look at what women are doing to hold ourselves back, how we can adapt to get into positions of power, and how we can successfully compete on a playing field designed by men to reward their achievements. It also gives organizations the tools they need to ensure that they recruit, reward and most importantly, retain their top performing employees.
Ignoring unhappy workers is the most expensive mistake employers can make. This talk address the issues of “Accidental Managers,” toxic employees and a disengaged workforce. We discuss the science behind happiness at work and show employers easy adjustments in communication and policy that instantly make a huge difference among any workforce.
The insidious thing about unconscious bias is the unconscious part. With awareness, we can overcome the effects of it, in our society, our companies and ourselves. This talk shows the audience where our bias comes from, without judgment or blame. It includes straightforward actions individuals can take, and policies employers can implement, to ensure bias is identified and "outsmarted." Read More >
Besides it being good business to address these issues, it’s better for all of humanity for us to create happier, more equitable and level playing fields for everyone. In other words, eliminating unconscious bias, ensuring opportunities for women to advance, and making sure people are happy at work is not only the right thing to do, it also has huge economic upsides, and makes the world a better place. Read Less ^
“Valerie inspires leaders at all levels to achieve personal and business outcomes beyond expectations by focusing on equality, inclusion and – most importantly – happiness!”
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