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Simone Morris | Professional Leadership & Women's empowerment speaker


Simone E. Morris is a dynamic speaker and organizational culture transformation expert who empowers leaders with the capabilities and tools to thrive in the evolving workplace. With her engaging style and interactive approach, Simone delivers compelling content that captivates audiences and creates opportunities for deepened learning.

With a focus on empowering leaders, Simone helps organizations navigate the complexities of the modern workplace and drive positive cultural change. By equipping leaders with the necessary skills and strategies, she enables them to succeed in fostering inclusive and high-performing teams.

Simone's sessions are designed to be both informative and enjoyable, ensuring that audiences benefit from engaging content delivered in a fun and interactive manner. By actively involving participants in the learning process, she facilitates a more immersive experience that enhances understanding and retention.

Experience the transformative power of Simone's presentations as she empowers leaders and organizations to shape a workplace culture that inspires growth, collaboration, and success.

What Clients Say About Simone's Delivery?

Simone was an excellent facilitator for our team! She created a space that was safe for sharing and encouraged authentic conversation- we had more team members openly discuss the challenges they face than we have ever had in previous sessions on DEIB. - Demi Bohr, Together Credit Union


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Signature Talks

Hands | Fostering Diversity and Equity
Unleashing Authentic Inclusion: Best Practices for Fostering Diversity, Equity, and Belonging in the Workplace

In today's workplace, comprehension and implementation of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging concepts have become more crucial. While some organizations receive awards for their successes in these areas through surveys like Working Mother, Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the Corporate Equality Index, many still need help navigating these issues without feeling like they're walking a tightrope.


In this enlightening session, Simone E. Morris sheds light on the path to authentic inclusion by presenting eight best practices for inclusive leadership. Through practical insights and real-world examples, Simone equips participants with actionable strategies to foster an inclusive and supportive work environment.


The key objectives of Simone's session are as follows:

  1. Gain 8 Best Practices for inclusive leadership: Simone shares eight proven practices that leaders can implement to cultivate inclusivity within their teams and organizations. These practices encompass communication, decision-making, and creating a sense of belonging.

  2. Discover three things that get in the way of fostering inclusion and how to address those roadblocks: Simone identifies common obstacles hindering inclusion efforts' progress. Attendees will learn practical strategies to overcome these roadblocks and create a more inclusive workplace culture.

  3. Learn secrets for creating more inclusive teams: Simone unveils the secrets to building teams that embrace diversity, foster belonging, and leverage each member's unique strengths. Participants will gain insights into creating a collaborative, inclusive team environment that drives innovation and success.

By addressing these key objectives, Simone's session provides practical guidance and tangible steps to promote authentic inclusion in the workplace. Her expertise and engaging style empowers leaders to overcome challenges, foster inclusive teams, and create a culture where everyone feels valued and heard.

Own Your Career: An Eight-Step Framework for Empowering Employees and Fostering Career Advancement

In today's era of the Great Resignation, companies face the challenge of retaining their top talent. Recognizing this, it is crucial for talent teams and managers to proactively address career advancement and support their employees' growth within the organization.


In an engaging and interactive professional development keynote, Simone E. Morris provides a motivational and inspiring session encouraging teams to take ownership of their careers. With a focus on practical strategies, Simone empowers employees to remain invested in their professional growth while partnering with the organization for exceptional results.

The key objectives of Simone's session are as follows:

  1. Explore career positioning: Simone guides participants in understanding and embracing two essential career roles. By recognizing these roles, employees can effectively gain clarity on navigating career conversations and goal setting in performance reviews.

  2. Learn the importance of partnering with sponsors and key stakeholders: Simone emphasizes the significance of building strong relationships with sponsors and key stakeholders within the organization. By fostering these connections, employees can enhance their opportunities for career advancement and receive valuable guidance and support.

  3. Uncover tools for supporting performance reviews and career conversations: Simone equips employees with practical tools and strategies to leverage during performance reviews and career conversations. These tools enable individuals to communicate their aspirations, accomplishments, and development needs effectively, fostering meaningful and productive discussions.


By addressing these key objectives, Simone's session provides actionable insights and guidance to help employees and organizations forge a mutually beneficial partnership in career advancement. Her engaging approach empowers participants to shape their professional trajectories and maximize their organizational potential proactively.

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Building a Culture of Transparency and Inclusion: Strategies for Meeting the Demand for Clarity and Representation

In response to the increasing demand for clarity and transparency, organizations are being called upon to address the needs and experiences of people of color explicitly. Employees are seeking clear and inclusive communication that acknowledges and includes them. Organizations must demonstrate more transparent actions and commitment to diversity and inclusion to meet these expectations.


In this enlightening session, Simone E. Morris provides valuable insights and strategies for organizations to create transparent and inclusive environments. Recognizing the importance of representation and sponsorship, Simone addresses what organizations must do to ensure employees feel heard.


The key objectives of Simone's session are as follows:

  1. Learn strategies to increase diverse representation at higher levels: Simone shares practical strategies to drive diversity and inclusion efforts, specifically focusing on improving the representation of underrepresented groups at higher levels within the organization. Attendees will gain valuable insights to promote diverse talent and actively create pathways for career advancement.

  2. Gain five strategies to show up authentically when leading diverse teams: Leading diverse teams requires a thoughtful and authentic approach. Simone equips leaders with five proven methods to navigate and excel in this complex landscape. Participants will learn to communicate effectively, foster inclusion, and leverage diverse perspectives to drive team success.

By addressing these key objectives, Simone's session provides practical guidance and actionable strategies to prioritize diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Her expertise and engaging style empower leaders to take concrete steps toward creating a more diverse and inclusive organizational culture.

Topic Highlights
Simone Morris | Professional Leadership & Women's empowerment speaker

I love the discussion. It was 10 times more impactful than I thought it was going to be. I thought it was a great discussion -- you rocked it. Your kind of poise and flow and the questions you asked and how you let everything evolve was was spot on.

Kevin Bohan
 CHRO, Werner Co.

Client Testimonials

I highly recommend Simone as an engaging speaker and/or facilitator who will energize your teams and encourage great dialogue.

Marie Mann
Senior Vice President
Human Resources

Simone was amazing! The engagement of the audience was blowing up the chat, so many good questions were answered… We could’ve spent at least 90 more minutes talking to her.

Gabriela Pineda
Associate Director of International Business
ERG Leader
Becton Dickinson

Her delivery was exemplary. By combining humor, examples, and an informal but highly focused presentation, she demonstrated her command of communications principles and gave her audience immediately useful take-aways.

Kimberly Boskello

Southern Connecticut SHRM

Speaker, Facilitator, Moderator
and Panelist


Career Management

  • Becton Dickinson

  • Heineken North America (HUSA)

  • Women|Future Conference

  • The Big Connect 

  • Black Speakers Network

  • Stryker Corporation

  • Ellevate Network

  • Connect NYC Conference

  • National Sales Network, Connecticut

  • Diageo

  • Connect Faith Conference

  • American Management Association Women’s Leadership Center

  • Connect New England Conference

  • Mondays at 7 Networking Group

  • District 53 Toastmasters SpringConference

  • Power Strides LLC Conference

  • Norwalk Library

  • Trumbull Library

  • Women's Mentoring Network

  • The WorkPlace

  • Quinnipiac University

  • Westchester Community College

  • Grow 2.0 Entrepreneur Conference

Diversity & Inclusion

  • Together Credit Union 

  • One Digital

  • The Family Security Plan

  • Quinnipiac University

  • Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

  • Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers

  • ILSHRM State Conference

  • Tri-State SHRM Annual Conference

  • Women in Business Summit

  • DisruptHR Charleston

  • Southern Connecticut Society for Human Resource Management 

  • The WorkPlace

  • Working Mother Media: Multicultural Women's National Conference

  • Association for Talent Development International Conference & Exposition

  • Connect Diversity Conference

  • Connect Market Place Conference

  • Sacred Heart University Stamford and Bridgeport Connecticut

  • SAP Radio Interview

  • South Norwalk Library Women’s History Month

  • Stamford Senior Human Resources Roundtable

  • Fairfield University Business Breakfast: “Strategies for Enhancing Diversity in Your Organization”


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