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Mary-Frances Winters

Mary-Frances Winters

Keynote Speaker: Diversity & Inclusion Expert, Author of "Inclusive Conversations: Fostering Equity, Empathy, and Belonging across Differences" & "We Can't Talk About That at Work!"

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Mary-Frances Winters Biography

Mary-Frances Winters, founder and CEO of The Winters Group, Inc., a 38-year-old global diversity, equity, inclusion and justice consulting firm, truly believes that diversity and inclusion work is her "passion and calling." Named a thought leader in the field, for the past three decades she has impacted over hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals with her thought-provoking message, and her approach to diversity and inclusion. Ms. Winters is a master strategist with experience in strategic planning, change management, diversity, organization development, training and facilitation, systems thinking and qualitative and quantitative research methods. She has extensive experience in working with senior leadership teams to drive organizational change.

Among her many awards and distinctions, she was named a diversity pioneer by Profiles in Diversity Journal in August 2007 and most recently received the Winds of Change award from the Forum on Workplace Inclusion in 2016. Ms. Winters was also featured in Forbes’ June 2016 publication, which honored some of the DC Metro area’s most powerful women. In November 2019, she was named by Forbes as one of 10 trailblazers in diversity and inclusion.

She has served as a torch bearer for the Olympics and has previously been recognized as an Athena Award winner from the Chamber of Commerce for her contributions to women and the community.

Ms. Winters is the author of six books: “Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit” (September 2020), “Inclusive Conversations: Fostering Equity, Empathy, and Belonging Across Differences” (August 2020), “We Can’t Talk about That at Work!: How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics” (2017), “Only Wet Babies Like Change: Workplace Wisdom for Baby Boomers,” “Inclusion Starts With “I”” and “CEO’s Who Get It: Diversity Leadership from the Heart and Soul.” Ms. Winters also authored a chapter in the book “Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion” (2013) and numerous articles.

She is a graduate of the University of Rochester with undergraduate degrees in English and Psychology, and a master’s degree in business administration from the William E. Simon Executive Development Program. She received an honorary doctorate from Roberts Wesleyan College.

She serves on the board of Trustees of The University of Rochester, The board of Visitors for Johnson C. Smith University and The Council on Black Health.

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Mary-Frances Winters Speaking Topics

Transforming Organizational Cultures for Equity and Justice

The Leadership Imperative in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous (VUCA) World

Engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations®

Racial Justice at Work: A Framework for Action

Race-Based Fatigue and Implications on Physical and Mental Health

Mary-Frances Winters Videos

Belonging at Work Online Summit Speaker Teaser: Mary-Frances ...
NACUFS 2020 Virtual Conference
Diversity & Inclusion Forum | Mary-Frances Winters

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Mary-Frances Winters is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Diversity, Human Resources, Authors, Motivational, Leadership, Psychology, DEI and Belonging.

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Mary-Frances Winters generally travels from Maryland, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Mary-Frances Winters is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Diversity, Human Resources and Authors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Mary-Frances Winters for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $30,000 - $50,000. Mary-Frances Winters generally travels from Maryland, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Carin Taylor, Aiko Bethea and Dr. Johné Battle. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mary-Frances Winters for an upcoming event.

Mary-Frances Winters Speaking Topics

  • Transforming Organizational Cultures for Equity and Justice

  • The Leadership Imperative in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous (VUCA) World

  • Engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations®

  • Racial Justice at Work: A Framework for Action

  • Race-Based Fatigue and Implications on Physical and Mental Health

Mary-Frances Winters Videos

Belonging at Work Online Summit Speaker Teaser: Mary-Frances ...
NACUFS 2020 Virtual Conference
Diversity & Inclusion Forum | Mary-Frances Winters
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