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Virtual workshop

Beyond Diversity: Learning from Thought Leaders Jennifer Brown & Rohit Bhargava

Tuesday, 15 February
12pm Los Angeles / 9pm Berlin - 90 minutes

Delivered by

Jennifer Brown and Rohit Bhargava with Dominic Longo and akasha

Fee range

$20, including a PDF copy of the book

Contact Person

Rebecca Scott


Zoom workshop

About the program

What happens when a leading expert and practitioner of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion teams up with an innovation thought leader to convene a conference and write a book about their learnings?

Beyond Diversity:
12 Non-Obvious Ways To Build A More Inclusive World (Ideapress, 2021)

Jennifer Brown and Rohit Bhargava are coming to The Meadow to talk with us about their book and non-obvious ways to create a more inclusive world.

Dominic Longo and akasha from Cultivating Leadership will engage Rohit and Jennifer in an interview format followed by a community conversation for all participants.

Bring your toughest questions and your deepest curiosity for all topics related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Get ready to make what you learn practical and applicable to your own life and the contexts in which you live and work.

Ticket price includes a copy of the book (in electronic, pdf format).

About the authors

Jennifer Brown (she/her) is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, author, and diversity and inclusion expert who is deeply passionate about building more inclusive workplaces where more of us can feel welcomed, valued, respected, and heard. As the Founder and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC), a certified woman- and LGBT-owned firm, Jennifer and her team design and execute inclusion strategies that have been implemented by some of the biggest companies and nonprofits in the world. She is also the bestselling author of two books, Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace and The Will to Change (2017) and How To Be An Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive (2019), a shortlist winner of the O.W.L. Award, and winner of the 2019 Nautilus Book Awards’ Business & Leadership category. She also recently co-authored a groundbreaking book on diversity, equity and inclusion in society with thought leader and fellow bestselling author, Rohit Bhargava. The book, Beyond Diversity: 12 Non-Obvious Ways To Build A More Inclusive World, was announced as a Wall Street Journal bestseller and also listed in Inc.’s 22 Books to Read (or Reread) in 2022. Jennifer’s podcast, The Will to Change, is downloaded by nearly 15,000 listeners per month, and she is a sought-after keynote speaker and expert for leading research institutions and business schools. She lives in New York City with her partner of over 20 years, Michelle. You can learn more at www.jenniferbrownspeaks.com.


Rohit Bhargava is on a mission to help the leaders be more open-minded and see what others miss. He is the founder of the Non-Obvious Company, the #1 WSJ and USA Today bestselling author of eight books and a popular adjunct Professor at Georgetown University.

Rohit Bhargava is a leading authority on marketing, trends and innovation. He is the Founder of the Non-Obvious Company and previously spent over 15 years advising large organizations on digital and marketing at two respected global agencies: Leo Burnett and Ogilvy. Rohit is widely considered one of the most entertaining and original keynote speakers on marketing disruption and innovation in the world. He is the #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of eight books on topics as wide ranging as the future of business, building a human brand with personality, and how to create a more diverse and inclusive world. He has been invited to deliver sold-out keynotes and workshops to change the way teams and leaders think at the World Bank, NASA, Intel, LinkedIn, MetLife, Under Armour, Univision, Disney and hundreds of other well-known organizations. Rohit has also taught popular courses on marketing and storytelling at Georgetown University in Washington DC and writes a monthly column on trends for GQ magazine in Brazil.


Date & Time

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Beyond Diversity 15th February, 2022 12:00 pm

Cancellation & Terms

Payment is fully refundable up to 28 days before the start of the event, less a 13% processing fee; it is not refundable thereafter. If the event is under-enrolled, we reserve the right to cancel 28 days prior to the event start date, and refund your registration fee in full.

Faculty Bios


akasha stands for the development of leaders who lead through a diversity, equity, access, and inclusion lens while navigating the complexity of effectively engaging across differences. He has been coaching for over 10 years and brings deep interest in spirituality, adult development, and intercultural consciousness to his work in the world. Nothing brings more joy to akasha than supporting other people’s growth and development. One reason for this is that he believes advancing one’s development leads to an ever-unfolding reality that reveals unconditional all-inclusive Love.

Dominic Longo

Dominic's commitment to human flourishing, in its many forms, drives his work in leadership development and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Several years ago, he founded Flourishing Gays as a social enterprise to bring LGBTQ+ perspectives to leadership development and executive coaching. His affiliation with Cultivating Leadership grew out of a need to better understand adult development as he designed the flagship program of Flourishing Gays, called Heroes Journey, a leadership program customized specifically for highly accomplished gay, bi, and queer men. The Growth Edge Coaching courses and the Leading Inclusively Lab through CL contributed not only to his work with clients but also to his ongoing personal journey of re-discovering what’s weird and wonderful about himself.