What People Are Saying

Selected testimonials about The Winters Group services and products.

"I came into the training very skeptical because I have attended many diversity training sessions during my career. I can categorically say that The Winters Group approach is different and I left the training totally transformed and committed to doing the homework in between sessions. I have never learned so much in 4 hours." Executive, 3M

"The Winters Group cultural competence training has made a huge difference at our plant. We are finally having meaningful conversations about diversity and inclusion. Our productivity is up as a result." Vice President, Large Automotive Manufacturing Company

"Mary-Frances Winters has been a thought partner with me over many years. She brings deep insights and perspectives that have made a significant difference for positioning diversity and inclusion at Sodexo." Dr. Rohini Anand, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo

"The Winters Group designed ongoing education for our Diversity Leadership Council. At every meeting we had a learning segment. At the conclusion of one year, the Council had advanced along the competence continuum as measured by the Intercultural development Inventory® (IDI®). For the first time we are number 1 on the DiversityInc list of top regional companies." Equilla Wainwright, Chief Diversity Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

"In a fast-paced global economy, organizations struggle with creative solutions to engage and harness a more inclusive and effective sustainable emerging workforce. With more than 25 years in the field, The Winters Group approach to diversity and inclusion remains cutting edge, providing a competitive advantage in the marketplace. We engaged their services more than 10 years ago and continue to use much of the strategy and content designed. The skill set and facilitation used by the Winters Group goes beyond training design and education; providing thought leadership for systematic strategy in diversity and inclusion. We frequently refer the Winters Group to consult with many of our fortune 500 clients." Tyronne Stoudemire, Chief Diversity Officer, Aon Hewitt

"The Winters Group focus on cultural competence rather than just awareness and sensitivity training makes a monumental difference in the outcomes. People can be aware and sensitive but if they are not competent not much will change. We are seeing real change at 3M." Michael Carter, Manager, Leadership Academy, 3M

"The Inclusion Solution is a must read for everyone concerned about diversity." The Inclusion Solution Subscriber

"I've been in HR for 25 years and this is the best diversity training I've ever sat through!" Tina Bowles, Executive Recruiter, Old National Bank

"The virtual learning labs are a FANTASTIC idea and Ms. Winters is an excellent presenter." Virtual Learning Labs Participant

"This was a very eye opening session that the highest levels of leadership and all people managers should be required to take more than once (perhaps quarterly in some form)." Virtual Learning Labs Participant

“I’ve been thinking about my personal lens ever since I saw the man-woman exercise. The session really changed the way I view the world.” Diverse by Design: 2012 Leadership Symposium Participant (Cincinnati, OH)

“Mary-Frances was the one facilitator who really go it and made the session interactive.” Diverse by Design: 2012 Leadership Symposium Participant (Cincinnati, OH)

"I appreciate the content of your newsletters. In this one I particularly value how you are continuing to polish our vocabulary for greater accuracy and enhanced impacts. Mutualism and reciprocal are good examples of this. Keep up the great work." The Inclusion Solution Subscriber