• July 23, 2019
HCMx Radio 123: Authentic Inclusion in the Workplace

Guest: Sara Minkara

Founder and CEO of Empowerment Through Integration

Sara is a Lebanese-American Muslim woman who lost her sight at age seven, Sara has transformed her unwavering passion for empowering persons with disabilities into innovative, empowering programs through ETI.

Sara is an internationally recognized advocate in the areas of disability inclusion, female leadership, and social entrepreneurship. She is certified in teambuilding and negotiation by Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership. She leverages all aspects of her identity—as a Blind, Muslim, Arab-American woman—to encourage participants in her facilitations to embrace their own and others’ multiple identities, ultimately leading to true empowerment and inclusion.

Topics and questions include:

  • Marginalization
  • Living in Two Worlds
  • Changing Your Narrative
  • In The Dark Program
  • Overcoming Bias
  • Integration and Inclusion
  • Pursuing Passion
  • Human Rights and Human Values in the Workplace
  • Holistic and Systemic Remedies for Change
  • The Influence of Parents and Teachers
  • Advocating for Change
  • And more!

We are hosting our 4th annual Women In Leadership Summit. The event will be held June 10th & 11th at the EAU of Palm Beach in, FL. We hope to see you there!

Our annual HCM Excellence Conference is February 4-6th.

If you have questions about our discussion today and would like access to our Women In Leadership Network that provides organizational leaders access to our research library on women in leadership and diversity and inclusion topics. please contact me at WIL@brandonhall.com.

If you have questions about our guest or topic, or desire access to our research, please contact us at success@brandonhall.com or visit www.brandonhall.com.

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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