Antoinetta Mosley is the CEO and Principal Leader at I Follow the Leader LLC, a strategic consulting firm specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategy, initiatives, and education. As a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP), Antoinetta has worked on a range of projects for organizations of all sizes, including small to global nonprofits as well as Fortune 500 companies, and travels the country as a sought-after speaker on DEI and belonging in the workplace.
Topics centering on diversity, equity and inclusion can be difficult or uncomfortable for some audiences. But when Antoinetta gets on the stage or into a breakout session, she brings with her an approachable yet vibrant energy that is immediately disarming. She welcomes the audience into the DEI conversation, helps them find themselves within it and then offers clear-cut solutions to move forward. Antoinetta’s impact has been praised by so many because her expertise is always accompanied by genuine compassion.
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"Antoinetta combines a healing sensitivity to culture with practical awareness of organizational realities."
-Conservation Trust of North Carolina Courageous Conversation
"Antoinetta was one of the best speakers for a training like this I’ve ever heard! So engaging & great at keeping everything moving along."
-USTA Florida DEI Training
"Our group felt comfortable enough to open up about things we (as the whole group) have never talked about before. We've gained insight into our peers and what they have endured."
-BEGINNINGS DEI Training
-National Fastener Distributors Association Member
CULTIVATE COURAGE: HOW COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS BUILD CULTURES PEOPLE CELEBRATE, NOT TOLERATE
DONT DIY YOUR DEI: HOW TO START TREATING DEI LIKE A STRATEGIC PRIORITY
COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP: HOW TO REFRAME LEADERSHIP TO REACH YOUR HIGHEST POTENTIAL
*CULTIVATE COURAGE: HOW COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS BUILD CULTURES PEOPLE CELEBRATE, NOT TOLERATE
Think your culture is perfect and your employees are all happy and content? It might be time to take a second look. Gathered over the past six years of doing cultural audits, Antoinetta has seen just how different leadership’s understanding of their organizational culture can be from the reality of employees’ experiences. By facilitating courageous conversations with employees and their leadership, Antoinetta led many of those same organizations forward. Sharing her valuable findings from that work in this talk, Antoinetta is encouraging more organizations to create equitable and inclusive spaces for these courageous conversations with the goal of moving them from courageous to commonplace.
Audiences will learn:
Over the last two years, a lot of organizations announced publicly they were making DEI a strategic priority. However, many ended up treating it more like a craft project by DIYing this critical work internally with no experts to guide them through the process and ensure long-term impact and growth. Driven by her belief that cookie cutter DEI solutions don’t work, Certified Diversity Professional (CDP)® Antoinetta Mosely offers a different way forward for organizations who truly want their DEI efforts to make an impact on their employees, culture and bottom-line.
Audiences will learn:
Inspired by Antoinetta’s personal experience of being called an “overachiever”, this talk explores the traps of being negatively labeled in the workplace and what’s really behind these microaggressions. For individuals, particularly those in underrepresented groups, moving beyond biased labels and focusing on courageous and impactful leadership is needed to prevent burnout, navigate unhelpful limiting beliefs in the workplace and keep individuals operating in their zone of genius at organizations that value their talents.
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Customized speaking available upon request related to the following topics: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Belonging | Workplace Wellness | Leadership | Cultural Competencies