Powerful interactive keynotes, offsite workshops, and leadership events that motivate change
Our Empovia team members have appeared on hundreds of stages and thousands of screens globally as experts in empathy, allyship, social justice, and sustainability. We’d love to partner with you for your virtual and in-person all-hands events, executive and leadership trainings, team off-sites, industry conferences, and ERG events.
Our Most Popular Speaking Topics
Our keynotes are interactive and designed to move people from awareness to action through interactive, engaging storytelling. In each keynote, your audience will learn actionable steps they can take in their workplaces. Our most popular keynotes include:
- How to Be an Ally
- Leading With Empathy
- Deepening Allyship Actions Through Microaffirmations
- Recognizing & Interrupting Microaggressions
- Understanding & Correcting Biases
- Activating Allies
- Becoming an Inclusive Leader
- How to Be an Ally for specific groups (women, LGBTQIA+ folks, Black people, people with disabilities, and more)
Looking for a Specific Topic?
Most of our training topics are also available as keynotes. We’re also happy to create a custom keynote that addresses your specific goals.
Our team is also available for events during Women’s History Month, PRIDE, Black History Month, Disability Awareness Month, and other events developed to drive awareness, empathy, and action for people with underrepresented and marginalized identities.
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What Our Customers Say
Google began working with Change Catalyst (now Empovia!) nearly a decade ago supporting our work in racial equity and justice…. Empovia have long been leaders in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and Allyship, and each engagement with Melinda, Wayne and team becomes a learning experience. Engaging with Empovia fosters in people, communities and businesses greater awareness, empathy and advocacy skills. Google has, and I have, trusted Empovia with our DEI impact, and I am excited to see how Empovia will continue this legacy.
“I loved the workshop because I love this topic first and foremost, its so much a part of what we do… around hiring – which is the hardest thing I have to do, especially as we often have to hire fast, and time is always our enemy.”
Sonja Gittens Ottley
Nicole (Jablon) Silverman
“Working with the Empovia (formerly Change Catalyst) Team for the past 12 months has been nothing short of an amazing experience! Melinda and Cory are well-versed as facilitators and take the time to understand their audience both personally and professionally to create the best environment for absorbing information. We’ve had three cohorts… — with a fourth starting soon — and we continue to receive phenomenal feedback regarding new insights and perspectives from our colleagues. We cherish our continued partnership with Melinda and the Empovia Team and thank them for being a part of our DE&I journey at BENlabs.”