Raven's In person or Virtual Speaking Programs

Getting Organizations Future-Ready By Embracing Generational and Racial Inclusion

Raven's Speaking Programs

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Future-Ready

Diversity, demographic and cognitive, is playing an ever-increasing role in how our employees and our customers make important decisions like, "where they work", "what they buy", and who they choose to do business with. Ignoring this fact can be costly for your organization.

Raven is passionate about helping companies, associations, & institutions like yours get future-ready by understanding generations, racial equity and their intersection.

All of Raven's Programs can be be presented in either an in-person or virtual format.

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Use the buttons below to view the speaking programs that are most relevant to your specific needs. 

Closing the Generational Gap

Empathize, Communicate, and Collaborate Across Generational Differences

Best For: ALL - employees and/or leaders of all generations


This unique and highly engaging program will engage every attendee, no matter the age, as they learn about the differences and similarities across the five generations in the workforce, and how each can be leveraged to create cross-generational synergy that drives results. Attendees will walk away understanding general characteristics of each generation, why these characteristics are as they are, and how they tend to show up at work.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate a deeper understanding of generational characteristics and why each are the way they are
  • Learn techniques for communicating more effectively with members of different generations
  • Appreciate generational diversity as an organizational strength rather than a barrier to progress

The Generations

The Generations

Closing the Generational Gap

Empathize, Communicate, and Collaborate Across Generational Differences

Best For: ALL - employees and/or leaders of all generations


This unique and highly engaging program will engage every attendee, no matter the age, as they learn about the differences and similarities across the five generations in the workforce, and how each can be leveraged to create cross-generational synergy that drives results. Attendees will walk away understanding general characteristics of each generation, why these characteristics are as they are, and how they tend to show up at work.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate a deeper understanding of generational characteristics and why each are the way they are
  • Learn techniques for communicating more effectively with members of different generations
  • Appreciate generational diversity as an organizational strength rather than a barrier to progress

The Generations

Leading Your Parents

Manage, Lead and Influence Those Older Than You

Best For: Emerging Leaders and Young professionals


In this program, Raven will help prepare young leaders for the realities of the multigenerational workplace and the challenges of leading, directly or indirectly, within it as a young professional. She provides insights and proven strategies of multigenerational leadership, as covered in her book Leading Your Parents: 25 Rules of Effective Multigenerational Leadership for Millennials & Gen Z, as well as amusing stories and compelling research. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the 3 keys to multigenerational leadership
  • Gain insight into other generations to increase empathy and cross-generational effectiveness
  • Understand the Led Language™ of each generation and why
  • Learn how to overcome the negative stereotypes of Millennials & Gen Z and leverage them to their advantage

The Generations

Leading Your Parents

Manage, Lead and Influence Those Older Than You

Best For: Emerging Leaders and Young professionals


In this program, Raven will help prepare young leaders for the realities of the multigenerational workplace and the challenges of leading, directly or indirectly, within it as a young professional. She provides insights and proven strategies of multigenerational leadership, as covered in her book Leading Your Parents: 25 Rules of Effective Multigenerational Leadership for Millennials & Gen Z, as well as amusing stories and compelling research. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the 3 keys to multigenerational leadership
  • Gain insight into other generations to increase empathy and cross-generational effectiveness
  • Understand the Led Language™ of each generation and why
  • Learn how to overcome the negative stereotypes of Millennials & Gen Z and leverage them to their advantage

Understanding & Motivating Gen Z

Learn What Your Future Employees and Customers Want... and Frankly, Demand

Best For: Business & People Influencers - Sales, HR, and Talent Acquisition Professionals as well as leaders of Gen Z team members


In this keynote, we will explore all of what we know about Gen Z so far, relating to their behaviors, preferences, and interactions. We’ll spend time differentiating Gen Z from Millennials and discussing the keys points of contrast between the two youngest generations in the workforce.

Lastly, we will discuss employing and leading Gen Z. How do leaders motivate and engage them? How do you best communicate with them? What do they look for most in employers? This program answers all of those questions and more. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how to recruit, motivate, engage, and effectively communicate with Gen Z
  • Identify key differences between Gen Z and other generations, particularly Millennials
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of Generation Zs tendencies, behaviors and interactions with various stimuli

The Generations

The Generations

Understanding & Motivating Gen Z

Learn What Your Future Employees and Customers Want... and Frankly, Demand

Best For: Business & People Influencers - Sales, HR, and Talent Acquisition Professionals as well as leaders of Gen Z team members


In this keynote, we will explore all of what we know about Gen Z so far, relating to their behaviors, preferences, and interactions. We’ll spend time differentiating Gen Z from Millennials and discussing the keys points of contrast between the two youngest generations in the workforce.

Lastly, we will discuss employing and leading Gen Z. How do leaders motivate and engage them? How do you best communicate with them? What do they look for most in employers? This program answers all of those questions and more. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how to recruit, motivate, engage, and effectively communicate with Gen Z
  • Identify key differences between Gen Z and other generations, particularly Millennials
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of Generation Zs tendencies, behaviors and interactions with various stimuli

“Raven Solomon was a phenomenal keynote speaker for our first ever Virtual Convention, PIVOT 2020. By utilizing the virtual platform, high energy, and positive attitude she engaged our participants to the highest possible level. Her session on generational diversity included timely elements of social justice and inclusivity. She was dynamic, relevant, timely, and thought-provoking! We could not have asked for more!”

Jody Brooks

Vice President of Professional Development

Louisiana Credit Union League

The Intersection

Generations + Racial Equity

Where & Why Generations and Racial Equity Intersect to Move Us Forward

Best For: ALL - employees and/or leaders of all backgrounds


In this informative and inspiring keynote, Raven breaks down the connection between equity and generations that every organization needs to know and lean into to thrive in a marketplace that is growing more racially and ethnically diverse by the decade. She helps attendees of all backgrounds understand how and why a generation can impact how they view, understand, and even combat racism. Attendees will leave with greater clarity on the role their generation can play in fighting for racial equity, and how to effectively collaborate with other generations in that pursuit.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the connection between generations and racial equity
  • Demonstrate how and why one's generation can impact how they view racism today
  • Examine why equity is what marginalized groups and their allies want and need
  • Describe how to leverage generational differences to move towards racial equity

The Intersection

Generations + Racial Equity

Where & Why Generations and Racial Equity Intersect to Move Us Forward

Best For: ALL - employees and/or leaders of all backgrounds


In this informative and inspiring keynote, Raven breaks down the connection between equity and generations that every organization needs to know and lean into to thrive in a marketplace that is growing more racially and ethnically diverse by the decade. She helps attendees of all backgrounds understand how and why a generation can impact how they view, understand, and even combat racism. Attendees will leave with greater clarity on the role their generation can play in fighting for racial equity, and how to effectively collaborate with other generations in that pursuit.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the connection between generations and racial equity
  • Demonstrate how and why one's generation can impact how they view racism today
  • Examine why equity is what marginalized groups and their allies want and need
  • Describe how to leverage generational differences to move towards racial equity

The [Generational] Business Case for DEIB

Get Clear on Why DEIB is a MUST at Every Level of the Organization

Best For: Business & People Leaders - Executive Leaders, Mid-Level Managers, Frontline Leaders or ALL


Every CEO wants their organization to be inclusive. In order for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging to be truly embedded throughout your organization, every employee—from the c-suite to the frontline—must be committed to inclusion and rooted in a clear business case.

In this engaging and insightful program, Raven takes those skeptical of the value of DEIB in their workforce and makes them believers, by clearly articulating the risk to their business without it. Those who are already believers, she equips with additional tools and awareness to further understand and articulate the value of DEIB. She does all of this uniquely using generations to frame the value proposition. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identity the risks associated with not making DEIB a serious business imperative
  • Provide a common language and working knowledge of key DEIB terms such as diversity, inclusion, equity, belonging, identity, and intersectionality
  • Explain the generational evolution of diversity work in the workplace
  • Understand the organizational and individual value of DEIB

The Intersection

The Intersection

The [Generational] Business Case for DEIB

Get Clear on Why DEIB is a MUST at Every Level of the Organization

Best For: Business & People Leaders - Executive Leaders, Mid-Level Managers, Frontline Leaders or ALL


Every CEO wants their organization to be inclusive. In order for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging to be truly embedded throughout your organization, every employee—from the c-suite to the frontline—must be committed to inclusion and rooted in a clear business case.

In this engaging and insightful program, Raven takes those skeptical of the value of DEIB in their workforce and makes them believers, by clearly articulating the risk to their business without it. Those who are already believers, she equips with additional tools and awareness to further understand and articulate the value of DEIB. She does all of this uniquely using generations to frame the value proposition.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identity the risks associated with not making DEIB a serious business imperative
  • Provide a common language and working knowledge of key DEIB terms such as diversity, inclusion, equity, belonging, identity, and intersectionality
  • Explain the generational evolution of diversity work in the workplace
  • Understand the organizational and individual value of DEIB

“Raven Solomon INSTANTLY captured the room and engaged the crowd with her energy, smile, wit, and "we are all friends here" personality! Presenting to a packed room, Raven captured the audience with her knowledge, in-depth research, and her ability to make it all relevant to EACH OF THE 4 generations represented!

If looking for a way to bridge the generational gap or spark dialogue that needs to occur in every office setting, Raven should be your first stop!”

Abeni Ofunniyin

Senior Project Lead | Metlife

Racial

Equity

How to Be an Antiracist Ally

Activate Your Allyship for Racial Equity

Best For: Current & Aspiring White Allies


Many have recently experienced an awakening of sorts, concerning the reality of racial inequality and inequity in America, and have a deep desire to change. Others, on the other hand, have been aware of the problem, but unaware of how to be a part of the solution.

In this program, Raven creates a welcoming safe space for aspiring allies to learn about the depths and severity of systemic racism in the U.S. and how to activate their antiracist allyship in their everyday professional and personal lives to close the gaps in inequity. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and explain the depths of systemic racism in the U.S.
  • Identify performative vs. effective allyship using the Allyship Assessment Model
  • Apply the 4-step process to beginner allyship using the ACES model
  • Describe what it means to be an antiracist

Racial

Equity

How to Be an Antiracist Ally

Activate Your Allyship for Racial Equity

Best For: Current & Aspiring White Allies


Many have recently experienced an awakening of sorts, concerning the reality of racial inequality and inequity in America, and have a deep desire to change. Others, on the other hand, have been aware of the problem, but unaware of how to be a part of the solution.

In this program, Raven creates a welcoming safe space for aspiring allies to learn about the depths and severity of systemic racism in the U.S. and how to activate their antiracist allyship in their everyday professional and personal lives to close the gaps in inequity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define and explain the depths of systemic racism in the U.S.
  • Identify performative vs. effective allyship using the Allyship Assessment Model
  • Apply the 4-step process to beginner allyship using the ACES model
  • Describe what it means to be an antiracist

Racial

Equity

How to Be an Inclusive Leader

Foster a Culture of Inclusion in Your Team or Business

Best For: Business & People Leaders


In this program, Raven breaks inclusive leadership down into 6 straight-forward characteristics, demonstrating what each looks like in everyday leadership. She covers the inner drivers necessary to actualize these characteristics in a way that is seen and felt by team members.

Your leaders will leave with a clear understanding of the importance of their inclusive leadership, newfound courage to lean into discomfort, and an awakened curiosity to learn more about themselves and their bias, as well as the lived experiences of others.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the 6 characteristics of highly inclusive leaders as well as their drivers
  • Explain the quantitative and qualitative value of inclusive leadership
  • Identify personal areas of opportunity to be a more inclusive leader
  • Develop an action-oriented plan for personal growth

Racial

Equity

How to Be an Inclusive Leader

Foster a Culture of Inclusion in Your Team or Business

Best For: Business & People Leaders


In this program, Raven breaks inclusive leadership down into 6 straight-forward characteristics, demonstrating what each looks like in everyday leadership. She covers the inner drivers necessary to actualize these characteristics in a way that is seen and felt by team members.

Your leaders will leave with a clear understanding of the importance of their inclusive leadership, newfound courage to lean into discomfort, and an awakened curiosity to learn more about themselves and their bias, as well as the lived experiences of others.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the 6 characteristics of highly inclusive leaders as well as their drivers
  • Explain the quantitative and qualitative value of inclusive leadership
  • Identify personal areas of opportunity to be a more inclusive leader
  • Develop an action-oriented plan for personal growth

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