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Wema Hoove

Wema Hoove

    Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader, Executive Coach, Culture Curator, & former Google Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Wema Hoove Speaker Biography

Wema Hoover is a global diversity, equity and inclusion leader, executive coach, and culture curator. Previously serving as a Chief Diversity Officer, Cultural Strategist, Executive Coach and Employee Engagement Leader amongst the top Fortune 500 companies. Wema has served as the architect and driver of transformational change leveraging diversity, equity, and inclusion to activate employee engagement, build diverse talent pipelines and harness cultural competence to connect and interact with customers and clients in more meaningful ways that strengthen business performance. Previously, she led global DEI efforts for Google, Pfizer, Sanofi, and Bristol-Myers Squibb to help inform and guide corporate leadership.

Throughout her career, Wema has led teams of more than 85 people and developed multiple global diversity, equity and inclusion councils to build internal capabilities related to belonging, unconscious bias, cultural competence, and global leadership.

As a DEI thought leader, Wema served as a member of the Coqual (Center for Talent Innovation) Hidden Brain Drain Task Force where she provided best practice D&I research working across global markets in China, India, and the US. In addition, Wema is a National Member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and a sought-after keynote speaker on DE&I topics for organizations including The Conference Board, Working Mother, and Diversity Best Practices.

Wema is also an executive coach who holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management and a Master’s-level Certificate in Organizational Change Management both from New School University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University and a certification as a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) through the Human Resources Certification Institute.

Reframing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; How Difference Can Make a Difference
In this keynote session, Wema demonstrates how to harness diversity to unlock an organization’s skills and abilities through inclusive practices leading to increased employee engagement and collaboration, breakthrough thinking, and enhanced innovation. Wema also discusses unconscious bias, how to create a culture of belonging, overcoming unconscious bias, cultural competence, and global leadership.

Athena Effect: Maximizing the Female Potential in Your Organization
During this keynote presentation, Wema focuses on developing an organization’s capabilities to leverage the unique abilities, skills, and leadership qualities of women through sponsorship, advocacy, and intentional inclusion.

EQ & Inclusion: Unlocking the Value of Diversity to Address Racial Injustice
Wema explains the critical link between emotional intelligence and inclusion. This discussion explores the practical ways to build EQ in leaders, activate inclusion, and promote equity to address racial injustice and embed equitable practices in organizational culture. Wema also discusses unconscious bias: how to identify it, how to acknowledge it, how to overcome it, and how to prevent it.

Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities: Harnessing the Black & BIPOC Women Advantage
Keynote discussing practical ways for Black women to turn their perceived obstacles into valuable assets to become extraordinary professionals, and leaders enabling them to thrive and succeed.

Opening the Aperture: Building Diverse Talent Pipelines
Keynote focused on proven strategies to attract, retain, and develop diverse talent internally and externally to build future talent pipelines. This discussion highlights ways to create cultures of belonging for diverse talent to stay and thrive.

It’s OK to Not Be Okay: Activating Inclusion to Drive Well-Being & Mental Health
Keynote focused on understanding and addressing the impact the global pandemic has had on employees’ well-being and mental health. This discussion highlights ways to integrate inclusion, equity, and belonging to drive sustainable practices to support e

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