Reimagining Company Culture

Deborah Levine, A Forbes Top Diversity & Inclusion Trailblazer & Author

About This Episode

In this episode of Reimagining Company Culture, we’re chatting with Deborah Levine, A Forbes Top Diversity & Inclusion Trailblazer & Editor of The American Diversity Report, Award Winning Author. Deborah has 33 years experience in speaking, consulting, and coaching around cultural diversity. Tune in to learn Deborah’s thoughts on the matrix model management system, incorporating storytelling in the workplace, a "must have" for the next generation of leaders, and more!

About Our Guest

A Forbes Top Diversity & Inclusion Trailblazer, Deborah is a Harvard-educated Diversity Futurist. She has 33 years experience in speaking, consulting, and coaching around cultural diversity. Her clients include healthcare organizations, universities, professional associations, and international industries. Born in Brooklyn with an Eastern European immigrant legacy, she was brought up in Bermuda. Deborah has lived, worked, and studied across the US, acquiring advanced degrees in cultural anthropology, religion, and urban planning. She's a pioneer by nature: was an IT manager (1980s) and founded multiple visionary projects: DuPage Interfaith Resource Network, Woman's Council on Diversity, Youth Multicultural Video Contest, and Global Leadersip Class. Headquartered in TN, she's coached international executives from Nissan, Volkswagen, Siemens, and International Paper to adapt to Southern culture. An award-winning author of 15 books, Deborah founded and has edited AmericanDiversityReport.com for 15 years. She invented the Matrix Model Management System, a cognitive technology for cross-cultural communication and implicit bias training based on cultural anthropology and urban planning. Her articles on cultural diversity are published in The Huffington Post, Harvard Divinity School Bulletin, The Christian Century, The Bermuda Magazine, The Journal of Public Management & Social Policy. She's currently an opinion columnist at The Chattanooga Times Free Press. Her expertise in management reflects her time as director of Jewish Federations and as Tulsa Federation’s community/media liaison shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing. A Holocaust educator, her memoir includes her father's WW II letters (US military intelligence officer trained at the secret Fort Ritchie and assigned to interrogate Nazi prisoners of war). She led the Media Team of Chattanooga’s Council Against Hate and developed a virtual Black-Jewish Dialogue that has gone global. Her interactive, storytelling-based methodology is designed to educate and engage diverse groups, promote inclusion, and improve emotional intelligence in decision making. Her education clients include: New York U., TN & AL Medical colleges, National Assoc. of Veterinarian Universities, TN, OK, & IL Public Schools, AL Fulbright Fellows, U. of TN at Chattanooga. Her recent workbook on Amazon: Un-bias Guide for Leaders can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Bias-Guide-Leaders-Unconscious-Conscious/dp/1720853878/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

About This Episode

In this episode of Reimagining Company Culture, we’re chatting with Deborah Levine, A Forbes Top Diversity & Inclusion Trailblazer & Editor of The American Diversity Report, Award Winning Author. Deborah has 33 years experience in speaking, consulting, and coaching around cultural diversity. Tune in to learn Deborah’s thoughts on the matrix model management system, incorporating storytelling in the workplace, a "must have" for the next generation of leaders, and more!

Deborah Levine, A Forbes Top Diversity & Inclusion Trailblazer & Author

About The Guest

A Forbes Top Diversity & Inclusion Trailblazer, Deborah is a Harvard-educated Diversity Futurist. She has 33 years experience in speaking, consulting, and coaching around cultural diversity. Her clients include healthcare organizations, universities, professional associations, and international industries. Born in Brooklyn with an Eastern European immigrant legacy, she was brought up in Bermuda. Deborah has lived, worked, and studied across the US, acquiring advanced degrees in cultural anthropology, religion, and urban planning. She's a pioneer by nature: was an IT manager (1980s) and founded multiple visionary projects: DuPage Interfaith Resource Network, Woman's Council on Diversity, Youth Multicultural Video Contest, and Global Leadersip Class. Headquartered in TN, she's coached international executives from Nissan, Volkswagen, Siemens, and International Paper to adapt to Southern culture. An award-winning author of 15 books, Deborah founded and has edited AmericanDiversityReport.com for 15 years. She invented the Matrix Model Management System, a cognitive technology for cross-cultural communication and implicit bias training based on cultural anthropology and urban planning. Her articles on cultural diversity are published in The Huffington Post, Harvard Divinity School Bulletin, The Christian Century, The Bermuda Magazine, The Journal of Public Management & Social Policy. She's currently an opinion columnist at The Chattanooga Times Free Press. Her expertise in management reflects her time as director of Jewish Federations and as Tulsa Federation’s community/media liaison shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing. A Holocaust educator, her memoir includes her father's WW II letters (US military intelligence officer trained at the secret Fort Ritchie and assigned to interrogate Nazi prisoners of war). She led the Media Team of Chattanooga’s Council Against Hate and developed a virtual Black-Jewish Dialogue that has gone global. Her interactive, storytelling-based methodology is designed to educate and engage diverse groups, promote inclusion, and improve emotional intelligence in decision making. Her education clients include: New York U., TN & AL Medical colleges, National Assoc. of Veterinarian Universities, TN, OK, & IL Public Schools, AL Fulbright Fellows, U. of TN at Chattanooga. Her recent workbook on Amazon: Un-bias Guide for Leaders can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Bias-Guide-Leaders-Unconscious-Conscious/dp/1720853878/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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