Whether in-person keynote or virtual workshop,
Elaine engages, empowers, and equips individuals to take action. 

unlearning silence

“If you see something, say something” has long been a mantra for communities and companies alike. Whether reporting harassment, noting health and safety violations, or pushing back when you think something is a bad idea, individuals are expected to speak up, negotiate, and give feedback. And yet, most people don’t.


Individuals, organizations, and cultures have learned and been rewarded for silence – even as we know different voices can fuel creativity, innovation, and high-performing teams. To ask someone to just “speak up” ignores the real and perceived costs of speaking up. 

So, how do we unlearn the silence that doesn't serve us? How can we stop silencing others so equity and inclusion become realities? The Unlearning Silence content can be delivered in virtual or in-person keynotes, workshops, and application sessions, tailored to the specific needs of the following populations:

You are an individual who has struggled with speaking up or belong to a group that has been silenced or underestimated, includes employee resource (ERG) and affinity groups. Sample session description and learning outcomes here.

You want to be a good ally. You lead women, people of color, and those who are marginalized and underrepresented. You want to do the right thing, but don't always know what that looks like. Sample session description and learning outcomes here.

You are a professional in the people space. You work in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Human Resources, or Learning and Development. Your job is to help others work together. Sample session description and learning outcomes here