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Deanna Singh

Deanna Singh

Keynote Speaker: Social Entrepreneur, Change Agent & Author of "Purposeful Hustle"; Advocate of Inclusion and Belonging in the Workplace

Deanna Singh Biography

Deanna Singh is a renowned speaker and trailblazer in the field of social change, impacting over 100,000 people annually with her dynamic presence and inspirational messages. As an award-winning author, educator, business leader, and social justice champion, she has dedicated her life to creating positive change.

Singh leads four social ventures as the Founder and Chief Change Agent of Flying Elephant, all of which work towards creating a more equitable society. These ventures are united in their mission to shift power to marginalized communities, covering inclusion in the workplace, healthcare, children's literature, and leadership. Singh's impact extends beyond her social ventures, as the author of six books including “Actions Speak Louder” and “A Girl’s Guide to Race & Inclusion” in partnership with American Girl.

She holds degrees from Fordham University, Georgetown University, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has received a multitude of awards and recognitions. Deanna Singh is a true inspiration and a powerful force for change.

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Deanna Singh Speaking Topics

More than Merit: Thriving as a Groundbreaker in the Workplace

In a world where the myth of meritocracy persists, professionals from nontraditional backgrounds often face unique challenges navigating spaces not built with them in mind. Drawing from her upcoming book "More Than Merit," Deanna Singh shares insights and strategies to help "groundbreakers"—the firsts, the few, and the onlys—claim their seats at the table and thrive in their careers.

Through a mix of personal anecdotes, research, and actionable advice, she illuminates the unwritten rules and systemic barriers that disproportionately impact diverse talent. Attendees are equipped with tools to take control of their advancement, raise their profile, build strategic relationships, leverage their unique strengths, and accelerate their learning.

Attendees will gain:

  • Techniques for decoding workplace norms and expectations
  • Strategies for proactively shaping their professional narrative
  • Insights on cultivating mentorship and sponsorship as a groundbreaker
  • Frameworks for articulating their distinctive value and impact
  • Roadmaps to convert hiring gains into leadership ascension

Whether you're a groundbreaking professional seeking to excel or a people leader committed to nurturing diverse talent, this session provides the "missing manual" for achieving authentic, equitable success in an uneven playing field. It's time to move beyond merely debunking the meritocracy myth – join us to access the tools to enact real change.

Hustle with Purpose

Can you imagine what the world would be like if we all lived in our unique purpose? If that were the case, we would be able to solve the majority of the challenges that we are facing today. Even though our desire to live in our purpose is so strong, many people choose not to. Why? Because they are afraid of living in their purpose. They are unsure about how to do it, and they don’t feel like they have the right tools. If you are sick of watching your dreams drift further and further away, then this session is for you. Using a story grounded in diversity, equity, and inclusion, it will help you connect your purpose to your hustle so that you can live a more fulfilling and impactful life.

This program is perfect for individuals who want to make a positive impact in the world and who want to infuse their life’s work with meaning and direction. It is also great for groups that are interested in incorporating a conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion because Deanna will illustrate her points through that lens.

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify how to use your skills, talents, and passions to make a difference in the world ? Discover how to step outside of your comfort zone
  • Construct your purpose statement
  • Gain tools to overcome common setbacks like not having enough time, money, or resources.
  • Name your true fears and construct a plan to tackle them
  • Build resiliency techniques to sustain you through moments of failure

Actions Speak Louder

Drawing upon her two leadership books, Actions Speak Louder and Purposeful Hustle, Deanna Singh, will lead audience members through a process to move past the status quo and help lead the charge. Through the power of storytelling, sharing practical tips, and individual reflection, audience members will be able to identify the unique way to view their leadership, positively impact the future of their organizations and elevate their unique skills.

Key Takeaways

  • Confidence in how to navigate the changing world
  • How to define purpose and why that is important
  • Understanding of how to create more inclusive environments
  • Tools on how to use your purpose in your leadership at the personal, team, and community level

The Power of Inclusion

This session will explore the power of inclusion. It acknowledges the virtues of issuing public statements, modifying behavior, and changing policies to achieve greater inclusivity, but it pushes organizations to go further. Those who achieve the greatest success are those that go beyond creating inclusive declarations, actions, or environments to fundamentally change the way they make decisions. This session explores how to modify organizational processes to encourage buy-in, share authority, and foster belonging in order to achieve the full benefits of inclusive workplace culture.

Key Takeaways

  • Define inclusion
  • Examine how inclusivity benefits organizations
  • Explore strategies for creating a more inclusive culture.

Talking Across Differences

Before striving for greater belonging, people must first be able to talk about identity differences. In this session, participants learn strategies for discussing this topic constructively. For people to flourish in their organizations, they need to feel included. Unfortunately, too often, leaders believe that to foster inclusion, they must avoid conversations about things like race, gender, and sexual orientation. However, ignoring these difficult discussions can breed distrust, exacerbate alienation, and feed biases. “Talking Across Differences” provides strategies for acknowledging, celebrating, and conversing about differences in ways that improve workplace environments.

Key Takeaways

  • Define “talking across differences”
  • Explore examples of productive conversations
  • Consider why leaders often ignore differences
  • Look at the benefits of talking across differences
  • Survey best practices for structuring these discussions
  • Learn techniques for turning derailed discussions into productive conversations
  • Brainstorm methods particular to your organization

Deanna Singh Videos

A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming an Inclusive Workplace with Deanna Singh
Author Deanna Singh on how to create an inclusive workplace
3 Things: Building An Inclusive Workplace with Deanna Singh

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What topics does Deanna Singh speak about?

Deanna Singh is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Motivational, Entrepreneurship, Women in Business, Social Justice, Women's Health, Diversity, Social Activism, Culture, Consulting, DEI, Black Heritage, Influential Women, Female Leadership, Authors, Writing, Literary, Business, Human Resources, Women, Leadership, Change, Business Leadership, Future Of Work, Overcoming Adversity, Resilience, Women's History Month, Thought Leadership and Belonging.

Where does Deanna Singh travel from?

Deanna Singh generally travels from Milwaukee, WI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Deanna Singh is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Motivational, Entrepreneurship and Women in Business. The estimated speaking fee range to book Deanna Singh for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Deanna Singh generally travels from Milwaukee, WI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Libby Gill, Israel Greene and Carin Taylor. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Deanna Singh for an upcoming event.

Deanna Singh Speaking Topics

  • More than Merit: Thriving as a Groundbreaker in the Workplace

    In a world where the myth of meritocracy persists, professionals from nontraditional backgrounds often face unique challenges navigating spaces not built with them in mind. Drawing from her upcoming book "More Than Merit," Deanna Singh shares insights and strategies to help "groundbreakers"—the firsts, the few, and the onlys—claim their seats at the table and thrive in their careers.

    Through a mix of personal anecdotes, research, and actionable advice, she illuminates the unwritten rules and systemic barriers that disproportionately impact diverse talent. Attendees are equipped with tools to take control of their advancement, raise their profile, build strategic relationships, leverage their unique strengths, and accelerate their learning.

    Attendees will gain:

    • Techniques for decoding workplace norms and expectations
    • Strategies for proactively shaping their professional narrative
    • Insights on cultivating mentorship and sponsorship as a groundbreaker
    • Frameworks for articulating their distinctive value and impact
    • Roadmaps to convert hiring gains into leadership ascension

    Whether you're a groundbreaking professional seeking to excel or a people leader committed to nurturing diverse talent, this session provides the "missing manual" for achieving authentic, equitable success in an uneven playing field. It's time to move beyond merely debunking the meritocracy myth – join us to access the tools to enact real change.

  • Hustle with Purpose

    Can you imagine what the world would be like if we all lived in our unique purpose? If that were the case, we would be able to solve the majority of the challenges that we are facing today. Even though our desire to live in our purpose is so strong, many people choose not to. Why? Because they are afraid of living in their purpose. They are unsure about how to do it, and they don’t feel like they have the right tools. If you are sick of watching your dreams drift further and further away, then this session is for you. Using a story grounded in diversity, equity, and inclusion, it will help you connect your purpose to your hustle so that you can live a more fulfilling and impactful life.

    This program is perfect for individuals who want to make a positive impact in the world and who want to infuse their life’s work with meaning and direction. It is also great for groups that are interested in incorporating a conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion because Deanna will illustrate her points through that lens.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Identify how to use your skills, talents, and passions to make a difference in the world ? Discover how to step outside of your comfort zone
    • Construct your purpose statement
    • Gain tools to overcome common setbacks like not having enough time, money, or resources.
    • Name your true fears and construct a plan to tackle them
    • Build resiliency techniques to sustain you through moments of failure

  • Actions Speak Louder

    Drawing upon her two leadership books, Actions Speak Louder and Purposeful Hustle, Deanna Singh, will lead audience members through a process to move past the status quo and help lead the charge. Through the power of storytelling, sharing practical tips, and individual reflection, audience members will be able to identify the unique way to view their leadership, positively impact the future of their organizations and elevate their unique skills.

    Key Takeaways

    • Confidence in how to navigate the changing world
    • How to define purpose and why that is important
    • Understanding of how to create more inclusive environments
    • Tools on how to use your purpose in your leadership at the personal, team, and community level

  • The Power of Inclusion

    This session will explore the power of inclusion. It acknowledges the virtues of issuing public statements, modifying behavior, and changing policies to achieve greater inclusivity, but it pushes organizations to go further. Those who achieve the greatest success are those that go beyond creating inclusive declarations, actions, or environments to fundamentally change the way they make decisions. This session explores how to modify organizational processes to encourage buy-in, share authority, and foster belonging in order to achieve the full benefits of inclusive workplace culture.

    Key Takeaways

    • Define inclusion
    • Examine how inclusivity benefits organizations
    • Explore strategies for creating a more inclusive culture.

  • Talking Across Differences

    Before striving for greater belonging, people must first be able to talk about identity differences. In this session, participants learn strategies for discussing this topic constructively. For people to flourish in their organizations, they need to feel included. Unfortunately, too often, leaders believe that to foster inclusion, they must avoid conversations about things like race, gender, and sexual orientation. However, ignoring these difficult discussions can breed distrust, exacerbate alienation, and feed biases. “Talking Across Differences” provides strategies for acknowledging, celebrating, and conversing about differences in ways that improve workplace environments.

    Key Takeaways

    • Define “talking across differences”
    • Explore examples of productive conversations
    • Consider why leaders often ignore differences
    • Look at the benefits of talking across differences
    • Survey best practices for structuring these discussions
    • Learn techniques for turning derailed discussions into productive conversations
    • Brainstorm methods particular to your organization

Deanna Singh Videos

A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming an Inclusive Workplace with Deanna Singh
Author Deanna Singh on how to create an inclusive workplace
3 Things: Building An Inclusive Workplace with Deanna Singh
Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Team Building
THINK Business LIVE with Deanna Singh, Founder of Flying

Deanna Singh Reviews

  • Deanna was very personable and inviting to our guests.
    The Coalition of 100 Black Women - Oct 23 2023

  • I truly enjoyed Deanna's speech! Our employees loved it.
    Weinstein Properties - Jun 16 2023

  • United States Tour Operators Association - Dec 06 2022

  • Eastman Chemical Company - Mar 17 2022

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