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Wema  Hoover

Wema Hoover

Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader, Executive Coach, Culture Curator & Former Google Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


An authentic, riveting and impactful speaker, Wema Hoover uses her lived experiences as a Black female senior executive working both in the US and abroad to provide practical insights, perspectives and actions enabling organizations to realize the true potential of diversity and inclusion. Read More >

Previously serving as a Chief Diversity Officer, Cultural Strategist, Executive Coach and Employee Engagement Leader amongst the top Fortune 500 companies Wema has served as the architect and driver of transformational change leveraging diversity, equity and inclusion to activate employee engagement, build diverse talent pipelines and harness cultural competence to connect and interact with customers and clients in more meaningful ways that strengthen business performance. Read Less ^

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Reframing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: How Difference Can Make a Difference

In this keynote session, Wema demonstrates how to harness diversity to unlock an organization’s skills and abilities through inclusive practices leading to increased employee engagement and collaboration, breakthrough thinking and enhanced innovation. Wema also discusses unconscious bias, how to create a culture of belonging, overcoming unconscious bias, cultural competence, and global leadership.

Athena Affect: Maximizing the Female Potential in Your Organization

During this keynote presentation, Wema focuses on developing an organization’s capabilities to leverage the unique abilities, skills and leadership qualities of women through sponsorship, advocacy and intentional inclusion.

EQ & Inclusion: Unlocking the Value of Diversity to Address Racial Injustice

Wema explains the critical link between emotional intelligence and inclusion. This discussion explores the practical ways to build EQ in leaders, activate inclusion and promote equity to address racial injustice and embed equitable practices in organizational culture. Wema also discusses unconscious bias: how to identify it, how to acknowledge it, how to overcome it and how to prevent it.

Turning Obstacles into Opportunities: Harnessing the Black & BIPOC Women Advantage

Keynote discussing practical ways for Black women to turn their perceived obstacles into valuable assets to become extraordinary professionals, leaders enabling them to thrive and succeed.

Opening the Aperture: Building Diverse Talent Pipelines

Keynote focused on proven strategies to attract, retain and develop diverse talent internally and externally to build future talent pipelines. This discussion highlights ways to create cultures of belonging for diverse talent to stay and thrive.

It's Ok to Not be Okay: Activating Inclusion to Drive Well-Being & Mental Health

Keynote focused on understanding and addressing the impact the global pandemic has had on employee’s well being and mental health. This discussion highlights ways to integrate inclusion, equity and belonging to drive sustainable practices to support employee’s overall health and well-being.