Recent Publications and Invited Presentations
“Cross-Race Relationships as Sites of Transformation: Navigating the Protective Shell and the Insular Bubble”. Paper presentation at 2014 Equality Diversity and Inclusion conference, Munich, Germany.

“The role of societal privilege in the definitions and practices of inclusion”. Article published in Volume 33, Issue 3 of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, March 2014.

“Inclusive Leadership in a Societal Context of Racism”. Paper presentation with Dr. Cheryl Jordan at 2012 Equality Diversity and Inclusion conference, Toulouse, France.

“Leadership in a Global Community: Inclusion of Multiple Viewpoints and Voices”. Panel presentation with Drs. Lize Booysen, Philomena Essed and Kathryn Gaines at 2011 International Leadership Association annual conference. Oct. 27, 2011, London, U.K.

“The Ethical Leadership Imperative” with Cathy Anderson. Symposium for McColl School CEO Forum, August 25, 2011.

“Creating Authentic Relationships Across Race”. Women Executives, June 23, 2011, Charlotte, NC.

“Definitions and Dilemmas of Leadership”. Metropolitan Business and Professional Women,
April 20, 2011 Luncheon Presentation, Charlotte, NC.

“Making Diversity Work: Developing Authentic Relationships across Race”. Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Queens University of Charlotte. April 12, 2011.

“Women, Race, and the Space Between Us”. Presentation sponsored by the Women’s Impact Fund and Women’s Intercultural Exchange, Charlotte, NC. April 8, 2011.

“The DNA of an Effective Board”. Arts and Science Council Board of Directors Retreat, Charlotte, NC. March 16, 2011.

“Becoming Race Fluent: Using our own awareness as a tool to eliminate racial disparities in our classrooms”. Teach for America Workshop, Charlotte, NC. February 26, 2011.

“Black Women, White Women and the Space Between Us.” YWCA Central Carolinas. January 25, 2011.

“Cross-Race Relations: Leadership in Black and White”. Food for Thought series. January 21, 2011.

“Cross-Race Female Relationships & Leadership”. Guest on Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins (WFAE radio program). January 14, 2011.

“Leadership”. Speaker, Robin Farber Leadership Program, Temple Beth El, Charlotte, NC. December 18, 2010.

“Explore the Chasm—Change the World: Building Trust Across Race and Culture”. Panel moderator. North Carolina Women’s Conference. November 2010.

“Systems Thinking: Finding a Way out of our Most Complex Problems”. Food for Thought public series sponsored by McColl School of Business. October 28, 2010.

Doctoral Dissertation: “Cross-Race Relationships as Sites of Transformation: Navigating the Protective Shell and the Insular Bubble” using grounded theory methodology. Successfully defended October 2010.

“Courageous Conversations about Race: Using our own awareness as a vehicle to create equality in our classrooms”. Keynote presenter at Child Care conference entitled “Many Faces…ONE Voice: Leaders Coming Together to Create Lasting Change”. May 13, 2010.

“Your Leadership Path: Charting a Career by your Compass”. Food for Thought public series sponsored by McColl School of Business. March 26, 2010.

“The Ultimate Leadership Challenge: Facing Racism.” Peer-Reviewed session co-led with Dr. Philomena Essed at 2009 International Leadership Association Annual conference. November 2009.

“Women Building Trust Across Race and Culture: The Power; The Path; The Promise”. Invited panelist at North Carolina Women’s Conference. January 2009.

“Leadership Through the Lens of Gender and Race: Breaking the Silence”. Panel Chair with Stella Nkomo and Ella Bell, authors of Our Separate Ways: Black and White Women and the Struggle for Professional Identity. International Leadership Association Annual Conference. November 2007.

“Women and Leadership: The Current State of Play in Research and Practice”. Invited speaker of KattenMuchinRosenman LLP event for women leaders. October 2006.

“Business School Response to Changing Demographics”. Work-Life Leadership Council, Conference Board. Durham, NC. November 2005.

Discussion Leader following Charlotte debut airing of “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price” film. November 2005.

“Change Agents: Evolving Roles”. Carolinas Diversity Council Conference. Charlotte, NC. September 2004.

“Past, Present and Future Perspectives on the Work/Life Field”, 20th anniversary of Work-Life Leadership Council, Conference Board, New York City. October 2003.

“If I Were Queen of the Forest: The Complicated Relationship Between Gender and Power.”. Women’s History Month series, Queens University of Charlotte, March 2003.

“Systems Approaches to Complex Issues.” Speaker at Leadership North Carolina session, February 2003

“Leadership in Uncertain Times” and “Negotiating When No One Agrees.” Business Woman of the Year Luncheon Seminars, February 2003

“Mentoring.” Keynote speech to Bank of America. November 2002

Keynote speaker at Best Places to Work Luncheon. September 2002

“Ethics Hurt by Pressure of Short-Term Gains” Article in Charlotte Business Journal, August 2002.

“21st Century Leadership”. Keynote speech to Doncaster Senior Sales Executives. May 2002.

“Getting from Here to There: What’s Your Compass?”. Keynote speech, UNCC Women’s Leadership Celebration. March 2001.