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Speaking Engagements

A boutique diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) consulting firm with recognized authority on DEI strategy development, unconscious bias, cultural competence, allyship & belonging, race, racism and anti-racism, inclusive leadership, DEI training and development, and cultural transformation.

A frequent public speaker, Charlotte Hughes has provided keynote addresses, panel commentary and training sessions for a variety of corporate, government, and nonprofit industry associations and higher learning institutions. Charlotte’s experience and expertise positions her to cover a span of topics including diversity, equity, and inclusion, inclusive leadership, allyship, Black women’s advancement and more. Charlotte approaches each speaking engagement individually and her speaking style is focused on getting to the crux of the matter to drive change.

Charlotte brings a unique ability to explain complex, and often controversial, issues in ways that invite participant curiosity and engagement. Her years of experience as a consultant, coach, and trainer allow her to translate concepts into practical terms with clarity and accompanied by immediate steps for experiencing a breakthrough.


Charlotte is a seasoned expert and gifted speaker in the following areas:
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Allyship and a Belonging
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Cultural Transformation
Most requested topics:
  • Developing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy
  • Disrupting Bias — Overcoming Our Discomfort with Differences
  • How to Create Allies and a Belonging Culture
  • The “How” of Inclusive Leadership — The 6’ Cs – the Six Competencies of Inclusive Leaders
  • Workplace B.R.A.V.E. Conversations about Race
  • DEI that Works – Strengths, Opportunities, and Results- Strategic Planning for Action  
  • Repurpose Your Passion – Find Your Gift and Leverage Your Unique Talent  
  • Allyship is for Everyone – Imagine the Results – Reflect, Relate & Reach Full Potential
Charlotte loves to speak at these types of events and to these types of groups:
  • Corporate clients who hold management meetings, DEI training, and town halls
  • Industry conferences focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Business leaders and executives who recognize that inclusion is a function of leadership and want to learn how to be game changers in their industry
  • Women’s and multicultural groups that have an emphasis on personal growth, empowerment, and leadership
  • Small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to compete effectively in the marketplace and become game changers
  • Industries that desire to attract great talent and produce high-performing teams leading to results-driven outcomes
  • Nonprofit and association members who understand the significance of effectively engaging and servicing the needs of diverse communities
  • HR professionals looking for new and innovative strategies to help workforce talent reach their full potential and leverage the diversity of teammates
Accepting bookings for:
  • Professional Keynote Speaking Engagements
  • Workplace Conversations and Town halls
  • Executive Meetings/Corporate Retreats
  • Conference Sessions
  • Speaker Series
  • Lunch N Learn Webcasts