Building a Language of Diversity: Navigating Conversations with Confidence

Diversity is at the heart of our modern world, and meaningful conversations about it are essential for personal growth and creating inclusive spaces. However, finding the right words to discuss diversity can be a challenge. Are you unsure where to start? Afraid of saying the wrong thing? Join us for an enlightening webinar hosted by Jina Etienne, where she will guide you through the process of developing a language of diversity that empowers you to engage in these vital conversations with confidence.

In this session, Jina will explore the intricacies of discussing diversity, providing practical insights and tools to help you navigate these dialogues without fear of coming across as dumb or uninformed. From understanding the basics to addressing complex issues, we'll equip you with the language and skills to express yourself in meaningful conversations, share your perspective, and contribute to building more inclusive and equitable environments.

Learning Objectives

  • Overcoming Fear and Hesitation: Learn strategies to overcome the fear of misspeaking or appearing ignorant in discussions, promoting a more open and inclusive dialogue.
  • Starting the Conversation: Discover techniques for initiating conversations about diversity and addressing the essential topics, even if you're new to the subject.
  • Navigating Complex Topics: Gain confidence in discussing complex diversity issues and handling them with sensitivity, empathy, and respect.

About Jina Etienne, CPA, CGMA, CDE

CEO, Etienne Consulting
EtienneJina  | @MissTaxCat

Jina is a licensed CPA with an impressive career that has spanned more than three decades. She’s held positions as an entrepreneur, business consultant, and C-Suite leader. 

After a 21 year career in public accounting, she shifted to serving the profession itself, first as Director of Taxation at the AICPA, then onto serving as President & CEO of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. More recently, she was Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Grant Thornton. 

Today, she runs her own D&I consulting practice specializing in inclusive leadership, conscious communications, cultural awareness, empowering authenticity, and fostering belonging.

This webinar is part of our Redefining Value webinar series. View the other virtual events and learn more about this series.

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