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Building Powerful Women

Dinner Meeting - Race Matters: Foundations for a Culture of Belonging

  • 27 Jan 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Prestonwood Country Club, Cary NC


  • For guest attendees that plan on joining the meeting virtually through Zoom.
  • For BPW members that plan on joining the meeting virtually through Zoom.

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Note: Speakers will be joining us virtually through Zoom. Virtual option is also available for attendees.

You’ve heard the words and terms, but what are the distinct differences, and how do they intersect? In this workshop, we will define diversity and related terminology such as inclusion, equity, and belonging. We will discuss how having a diverse team leads to increased effectiveness and performance and the factors or conditions that lead to an increase in effectiveness and performance on diverse teams.

In this session, participants will:

  • Establish foundational awareness and a common base language with which you can build and grow as a team
  • Recognize the importance of welcoming and valuing differences in the workplace
  • Begin the process of identifying the difference between various types of biases in order to treat people with dignity and respect
  • Recognize commonalities within your team and among others who are different
  • Help each other grow and realize our full potential by creating awareness and action and grow a culture of belonging
  • By fostering an environment of respect, collaboration, positivity and belonging, you will enable your organization to succeed and your team to flourish.

Speakers Bio:

Together, Mike Brown and Asila Calhoun have over 60 years of Human Resources experience, over 50 years of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion experience, 45+ years of Leadership Development and over 10 years of Leadership Coaching experience. Their mutual respect for one another and their experience of collaborating on a shared vision drew them to create this workshop. Asila and Mike’s ability to connect and build rapport with others creates a psychologically safe environment where leaders open up and comfortably share their experiences. Their ability to see people as individuals and meet them where they are accelerates growth and learning. Their commitment to cultivating leaders who effectively communicate and create diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams is the foundation for this workshop.

Mike is a leadership and certified career coach with a passion for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Mike is a versatile, collaborative, results-driven coach known for building relationships and his straight-talk approach. Mike has successfully coached leaders from the C-Suite and Global Sales Executives to new managers.

Asila is an ICF credentialed leadership coach and a certified inclusion coach (CIC) whose business and executive coaching practice focuses on partnering with new leaders, emerging leaders, and executives who are ready for change. Asila has a direct yet supportive style that facilitates self-discovery and growth in her clients. Asila is recognized as a coach who deeply listens to what her clients say - and do not say, inquiring about what she’s sensing while offering a different perspective.



Social Media:

Twitter: @MikeBrownHR

IG - @calhouncoachingconsulting

Facebook - @calhouncoaching

Contact:      |      Mailing address: PO Box 1794, Cary, NC  27512

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