Speaker, Author, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, and Founder & CEO, Inspiration Zone LLC
Dynamic. Powerful. Insightful. Authentic. These are some of the adjectives used to describe Juliette Mayers – Corporate Executive turned Chief Inspiration Officer. As an in-demand speaker, author and Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) thought leader, Juliette is a dynamic speaker and D&I consultant. Her mission is to help others achieve their dreams. Through her books, keynote presentations and her strategic consulting D&I practice, Juliette inspires her audiences and clients to reach their highest ideals. A favorite with corporate groups and employee resource groups (ERGs), she speaks with authority and empathy.
Diversity & Inclusion
In this age of racial reckoning, Juliette skillfully educates her audience, while sharing practical tips for organizations on topics such as “Creating Diverse and Inclusive Workplaces.” Juliette brings her full self to her engagements and shares her “lived experience” as a Black woman who has scaled the corporate ladder before launching her consulting and speaking business. As a confidante and advisor to CEOs, she is helping to transform some of America’s largest corporations through her diversity, equity and inclusion work.
A networking expert, Juliette’s popular books, A Black Woman’s Guide to Networking and The Guide to Strategic Networking have received international acclaim. She has been featured in TV and print media including WHDH, WCVB, CBS, Advertising Age, Boston Business Journal and The Boston Globe.
Mayers is the recipient of numerous awards including the Gwen Ifill Trailblazer Award from Simmons College, Women of Influence recognition from the Boston Business Journal(BBJ), The GK 100 Most Influential Leaders of Color Award (Founder’s Choice) from GetKonnected, Diversity Leadership Award from the Boston Business Journal, Hispanic-American Chamber award, Women Worth Watching award from Diversity Journal, The Sojourner Truth Business Leadership Award and the Leading Women’s Award from The Girl Scouts of Eastern MA.
Mayers’ board service includes her appointment by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, to the MassHire State Workforce Board; her appointment by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and she serves on the board of Eastern Bank.
A native of Barbados, West Indies, her journey is passionately woven into the fabric of her powerful storytelling. Juliette is also on a mission to help Corporate America lean into creating diverse and inclusive workplaces.
A State of Urgency: Critical Steps for Practicing Anti-Racism Leadership
As we navigate COVID-19 and a racial reckoning, corporate leaders and employees must move beyond public statements to meaningful action. Juliette inspires employees and leaders to take personal responsibility, while calling out the critical steps that organizations must take to develop and sustain an anti-racist environment – one that is inclusive of all dimensions of diversity and inclusion.
Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace
As we all navigate these unprecedented social, economic, and political times, there are a lot of unanswered questions. Many companies are wondering – What should we be doing? How can we better support our employees, friends, and communities? In this one-hour webinar, Juliette discusses why diversity doesn’t work without inclusion and the actionable steps that must be taken to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Breaking Through: Building & Managing Your Personal Brand
When it comes to advancing your career, doing a good job and mastering one’s craft or not enough. You need a plan that helps to highlight your value and your contribution to the organization. Your personal brand has tremendous impact on how you are perceived by others and your ability to be effective in the workplace. As we live through this global pandemic, perceptions of competence, confidence and credibility are even more important given the virtual world in which many of us operate. Through storytelling, Juliette will share her personal journey – from early corporate experiences through today’s racial reckoning while illustrating the importance of personal branding.
Relationships: The Secret Sauce for Career Advancement
Have you ever wondered if you’re missing something? You’ve worked hard to get to this point in your career. You are a strong performer. You have the credentials, the competence and the confidence, yet you are feeling stuck or you just can’t put your finger on what is holding you back. Maybe you have a great network, but are you really maximizing the productivity of your network for growth? Have you cultivated the critical relationships inside and outside of your organization? Is it possible that you don’t know what you don’t know? If you’re ready to take your career and business to the next level, or you simply want to unlock the secrets of those who have mastered networking to achieve their dreams, this workshop is for you. In this dynamic, workshop, award-winning author and networking expert, Juliette C. Mayers, will share strategies to help you achieve your highest aspirations.
A Practical Action Plan for Unconscious Bias
“Juliette’s insightful advice on strategic networking was memorable, practical and can be applied in a multitude of settings across different cultures.”
- Dr. Kathrin Schoenborn-Sobolewski, VP | Merck KGaA
“Juliette’s workshop was so inspirational! It provided a welcome opportunity to think about and reflect on ‘me’ and managing my brand, as well as strategies for moving my business forward.”
- Gail Jackson-Blount, President | Gail Jackson Communications