Named a thought leader in the field, for nearly four decades Mary-Frances Winters has inspired hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals with her thought-provoking message and her approach to diversity and inclusion. Ms. Winters has extensive experience facilitating change by creating dialogue and empowering individuals to dismantle inequities.
Ms. Winters believes her purpose on earth is to break down barriers and build bridges across difference. She is known to be a provocateur and not afraid to have the difficult conversations. Among her many awards and distinctions, she was named a diversity pioneer by Profiles in Diversity Journal, received the Winds of Change award from the Forum on Workplace Inclusion, and featured twice in Forbes as one of the DC Metro area’s most powerful women, as well 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 Founder and CEO of The Winters Group, Inc., a 39-year-old diversity and inclusion consulting firm, and the author of seven books, including her best seller, We Can’t Talk about That at Work! How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics; Inclusive Conversations: Fostering Equity, Empathy, and Belonging across Differences; Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit; and her latest release, Racial Justice at Work: Practical Solutions for Systemic Change.
Racial Justice at Work: Practical Solutions for Systemic Change
Creating justice-centered organizations is the next frontier in DEI. This book shows how to go beyond compliance to address harm, share power, and create equity.
Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit
This is the first book to define Black fatigue, the intergenerational impact of systemic racism on the health of Black people, and to explain why and how society needs to do more to combat its pernicious effects.
Inclusive Conversations: Fostering Equity, Empathy, and Belonging across Differences
We Can’t Talk about That at Work! How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics
This book shows how to structure intentional conversations about polarizing topics so that people can safely confront biases and create stronger, more inclusive organizations.
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