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Raven Solomon

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Raven is a global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion thought leader and nationally recognized keynote speaker who helps organizations get future-ready by understanding generations, racial equity, and their intersection.

Raven's mission is simple-- to solve for racial inequity by breaking down generational and racial barriers in the workplace, replacing them with empathy and synergy that fosters productive working relationships, drives business results, and prepares organizations to compete in the not-so-distant future.

She is the author of the 2019 release Leading Your Parents: 25 Rules to Effective Multigenerational Leadership for Millennials and Gen Z, where she shares leadership principles and practical advice for young professionals seeking to transition into leadership positions in today’s diverse workplace, and the founder of the Charlotte-based Center for Next Generation Leadership and Professional Development, a startup focused on providing soft skill development to the leaders of tomorrow. In her spare time, Raven consults with Franklin Covey, the world leader in leadership development, in the area of unconscious bias and is the host of The Generational View Podcast.

"If you aren’t already leveraging the diversity that currently exists within your workforce and workplace, sadly you are already behind."


  1. The Generations

    Closing the Generational Gap

    This unique and highly engaging program will engage every attendee, no matter the age, as they learn about the differences and similarities across the five generations in the workforce, and how each can be leveraged to create cross-generational synergy that drives results.

    Leading Your Parents

    In this program, Raven will help prepare young leaders for the realities of the multigenerational workplace and the challenges of leading, directly or indirectly, within it as a young professional.

    Understanding & Motivating Gen Z

    In this keynote, we will explore all of what we know about Gen Z so far, relating to their behaviors, preferences, and interactions. We’ll spend time differentiating Gen Z from Millennials and discussing the key points of contrast between the two youngest generations in the workforce.

  2. The Intersection

    Generations + Racial Equity

    In this informative and inspiring keynote, Raven breaks down the connection between equity and generations that every organization needs to know and lean into to thrive in a marketplace that is growing more racially and ethnically diverse by the decade.

    The [Generational] Business Case for DEIB

    Every CEO wants their organization to be inclusive. In order for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging to be truly embedded throughout your organization, every employee from the c-suite to the frontline must be committed to inclusion and rooted in a clear business case.

    Unconscious Bias

    Bias impacts everything. From the decisions we make, to the way we respond in certain situations, to how we see and treat others, our myriad of biases is often at the helm, even at work. And the scariest part is many of us have no idea.

  3. Racial Equity

    How to Be an Antiracist Ally

    Best For: Current & Aspiring White Allies

    In this program, Raven creates a welcoming safe space for aspiring allies to learn about the depths and severity of systemic racism in the U.S. and how to activate their antiracist allyship in their everyday professional and personal lives to close the gaps in inequity.

    How to Be an Inclusive Leader

    In this program, Raven breaks inclusive leadership down into 6 straight-forward characteristics, demonstrating what each looks like in everyday leadership. She covers the inner drivers necessary to actualize these characteristics in a way that is seen and felt by team members.

    Understanding & Motivating Gen Z

    In this keynote, we will explore all of what we know about Gen Z so far, relating to their behaviors, preferences, and interactions. We’ll spend time differentiating Gen Z from Millennials and discussing the key points of contrast between the two youngest generations in the workforce.

“Raven Solomon was a phenomenal keynote speaker for our first ever Virtual Convention, PIVOT 2020. By utilizing the virtual platform, high energy, and positive attitude she engaged our participants to the highest possible level. Her session on generational diversity included timely elements of social justice and inclusivity. She was dynamic, relevant, timely, and thought-provoking! We could not have asked for more!”

JODY BROOKS VICE PRESIDENT OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LOUISIANA CREDIT UNION LEAGUE


“Raven Solomon INSTANTLY captured the room and engaged the crowd with her energy, smile, wit, and "we are all friends here" personality! Presenting to a packed room, Raven captured the audience with her knowledge, in-depth research, and her ability to make it all relevant to EACH OF THE 4 generations represented! If looking for a way to bridge the generational gap or spark dialogue that needs to occur in every office setting, Raven should be your first stop!”

ABENI OFUNNIYIN SENIOR PROJECT LEAD | METLIFE

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