Trudy Bourgeois is a renowned and respected authority onleadership development. Her organization specializes in thedevelopment of women and people of color. She is known forchange management initiatives that move the needle ondiversity and inclusion. After a successful career as a seniorsales and marketing executive who managed teams ofthousands and a $3 billion budget, Bourgeois took all herexperience and passion and founded The Center forWorkforce Excellence in 2001. CWE is a professionalcoaching, training, consulting and teaching organizationfocused on building new skills that allow leaders to remain relevant in the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) marketplace. Companies such as Intel, PepsiCo, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kellogg and Cox Automotive, and many others credit CWE with advancing their talent management and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Trudy is a featured blogger for The Huffington Post, writes for numerous trade publications and magazines, and has authored two books on leadership, “Her Corner Office –Second Edition” and “The Hybrid Leader”. Trudy is writing her third book, “EQUALITY: Courageous Conversations about Women, Men, AND Race in the Business World” As a teacher, Bourgeois has earned a reputation as a truth-teller who creates a safe learning environment here the courageous conversations necessary for change take place.