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Addressing inclusion & diversity issues and providing evidence-based proven solutions!


Dr. Lauran Star is a true original and is known for uncovering blind spots to achieve optimal performance and enhanced retention.

Popular Inclusion Keynotes
Popular Keynotes

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Workplace Intersectionality
A Critical Lens to DE&I

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Intersectionality is a critical lens to advance workplace inclusion and diversity. It is the missing piece practitioners and organizations need to drive a successful workplace. Yet, according to The World Economic Forum organizations often do not apply this lens to detrimental results, including greater wage inequity, hiring discrimination, lack of reach for professional development programs, increased turnover, and harassment for all affinity groups.

It is Time to Focus on the Right Needle; Evidence Based Inclusion 

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Diversity and Inclusion are hot and confusing topics today that often get lumped together; however, they are not the same. Current research demonstrates having an inclusive organizational culture improves workforce diversity, attraction & retention, job satisfaction, innovation, performance, and company profits.

Yet it can be quite costly and confusing if the approach is wrong.

Bridging the Five Generational Gap in the Workplace


Just when you think the workplace has adjusted to Millennials, Gen Z is now fast approaching. Companies will have five generations working together and it can be a minefield. However, the workplace is NOT an Us versus Them arena.

Organizations that can bridge the generations will outperform those who do not.

Do not let your generational biases or misunderstanding determine your workplace relationships. Book Dr. Star Today


The Competitive Advantage in the Talent Market

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Today’s talent market is roughly 40% neurodiverse and is quickly becoming a

target population for organizations striving for inclusion and diversity. Research

supports the business cases of hiring neurodiverse employees, as neurodiversity can provide a competitive advantage in today’s market. The business case further suggests, a neurodiverse workplace demonstrates an increase in productivity, innovation, culture, and talent retention.

However, it takes more than just stating your organization is neurodiverse. 


Diversity, Inclusion, Integration -  Oh My!


Current research demonstrates having an integrated / diverse classroom encourages critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and students feel psychologically safe. It also leads to higher test scores, increased enrollment in colleges, reducing the racial achievement gaps and students are less likely to drop out. It is not surprising the spotlight is focused on Diversity, Inclusion, and Integration in the classroom. Yet, more so than ever before, the academic world is full of confusion, frustration, and landmines when it comes to integrating and teaching diversity and inclusion.

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A fireside chat is a personal and interactive discussion involving a moderator and Dr. Lauran Star. The flow is more like a conversation and interview wrapped together, allowing your audience to gain insights into the Dr. Lauran Star’s personal stories and thoughts on diverse topics.

Fireside chats often follow one of her keynote’s hours or days later. It can also be offered as a Zoom Follow up Post Conference.

Potential Fireside Questions:

·         Explain your philosophy in I,E & D and where it came from

·         How do we measure inclusion within an organization?

·         What is meant by speaking power to truth from your lens?

·         How and where do we start the inclusion journey?

·         What is the Inclusion Paradigm™?

·         What is the role of intersectionality – is it important?

·         Lingering audience questions from her keynote 

·         Give us a few take-aways

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Workshops & Fireside Chats 
  • Stopping the Blame Game – Moving Beyond Diversity Training

  • What is Your Talent Brand? Attracting and Retaining Your Talents through DE&I 

  • If You Build Them, They Will Come. - Building Your Inclusion Paradigm Framework

  • Employee Engagement, Development, and Connection, Utilizing Inclusive Employee Resource Groups

  • Implicit Bias Training; Beyond Microaggressions Training

  • Affinity Specific Workshops (Generations, LGBTQ+, Veteran, Disabilities…)

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Watch Dr. Star in Action

Inclusion Workshops

Top Reasons to Work with Dr. Star 


Dr. Star is the thought leader in workplace inclusion. She is a best-selling author, focused on research and evidence of proven outcomes on inclusion, diversity, and equity, and a highly sought-after guest lecturer and speaker. 


With over 10 years of keynote and workshop experience, plus her past Broadway involvement, Lauran delivers. Speaking is more than an art form, it’s her forte. Not to worry, no matter what Murphy’s Law has intended for the conference, Lauran has a plan.​

Humorous and Passionate: 

Lauran Star’s passion runs deep and her audience benefits. She takes difficult topics and makes them palatable while showing both her human and vulnerable side. She empowers her audience to step into their strengths to stop just surviving and start thriving.


 The minute you connect with Lauran she becomes an asset. Her approach is a true partnership with the meeting planner and attending bureaus to ensure your event goes off without issue.


The minute you connect with Lauran she becomes an asset. Her approach is a true partnership with the meeting planner and attending bureaus to ensure your event goes off without issue.​


Dr. Star begins engaging with your audience before the program is created. When possible, she will attend your entire event so deeper connections are made.​

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