Ask the Experts: Difficult Conversations for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Join us for our next installment of Ask the Experts: Difficult Conversations for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Frieda Lewis, Chief Commercial Diversity Officer with Broadridge, will host a conversation with Trudy Bourgeois, founder of the Center for Workforce Excellence, a leadership development company.
Both trailblazers in their own right, Frieda launched the Women’s Leadership Forum at Broadridge, and is a member of their Executive Diversity Committee. Trudy has been named one of America’s leading experts on transformational leadership and a highly regarded leader in the field of leadership, diversity and inclusion. They will devote their time addressing all your questions regarding diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond.
This is part two of a three-part Diversity & Inclusion educational series designed to foster conversations, inspire change and develop inclusive cultures among our members. Visit our Events Calendar for more details on these and other upcoming events.
Founder & CEO
Center for Workforce Excellence
Trudy Bourgeois is one of America’s leading experts on transformational leadership and a highly regarded leader in the field of leadership and diversity and inclusion. An expert at developing managers and leaders on how to unleash the greatest potential of every employee, Trudy is a highly sought-out resource. She is the founder and CEO of the Center for Workforce Excellence and has been leading the organization for nearly two decades. Dollars and Sense Magazine honored Trudy as one of the “Best and Brightest Women Leaders”.
In her roles as author, speaker, teacher and researcher, Trudy continues to utilize her superb management and interpersonal skills. Known as the “truth teller”, she has the ability to tackle difficult subjects such as race and bias without triggering negative emotions. She operates from a principle that “everyone has something to learn” on the journey to accepting each other across differences and building workplaces that are truly inclusive.
Chief Commercial Diversity Officer
Frieda works to enhance the company’s record of diversity both inside and outside the organization. She serves as a business catalyst, executing a diversity strategy that enables Broadridge to win in the global marketplace. In addition, Frieda is Managing Director of Global Relationship Management, responsible for coordinating significant global relationships. She joined Broadridge in 2008, serving as Managing Director, Global Relationship Management.
In addition to her responsibilities in Relationship Management, Frieda has demonstrated a long-term commitment to Broadridge’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. She is credited with launching the Women’s Leadership Forum at Broadridge, and is a member of Broadridge’s Executive Diversity Committee.
Outside of Broadridge, Frieda is a member of the Board of the Women’s Bond Club, Governing Member of the Wall Street Women’s Alliance, member of the SIFMA Diversity Board and a member of the Bank Insurance & Securities Diversity Board.