Thursday, July 9 - 1PM PT / 4PM ET

Combating Racism and
Cultivating Belonging
in the Workplace

Panel Discussion on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Moderated by Dominique Hollins and Sam Levine

Register for this panel to join the discussion on how, as leaders, we can address bias and prejudice on our teams and create a culture where everyone feels like they belong and can thrive.

Panel Discussion

Join us, as our panel of experts shed light on leadership behaviors that lead others to feel excluded and disconnected from their teams, and often trigger mistrust and conformity. We’ll explore common microaggressions and their impact on team dynamics, and discuss the important role of allyship in today’s workplace.

Together, we’ll learn shifts you can make starting this week to step forward as an ally and team leader, and grow a culture where individuals feel both included and safe to be their authentic selves. You will leave with best practices to implement in 1:1 and team meetings, and research-backed strategies to cultivate a culture of belonging.

As part of our panel discussion, you will have an opportunity to ask our experts questions related to your own personal and professional experiences.

Diverse Experiences & Perspectives

We handpicked our panel to collectively reflect the diverse communities whose lives are influenced by leaders and managers. They will share their lived experiences and current work to address racism and bias in the workplace and create a better future, together.

Alexandria Butler


Alexandria Noel Butler, affectionately known as Lexi B, is considered one of Silicon Valley’s candid and prominent voices. Her thought provoking advice and opinions on how to create a more equitable work environment stem from her own experiences working in some of the most popular tech companies. In April 2017, Lexi B founded Sista Circle: Black Women in Tech, a community that supports Black women in tech companies and tech related professions. This 6300+ international community has partnered with organizations such as Phenomenally, Instagram, Youtube, Linkedin and Slack. Lexi’s main mission is to inspire people to create their desired life journey by understanding their purpose and life goals.

Lily Zheng


Lily Zheng is a diversity, equity & inclusion consultant and executive coach who works with organizations around the world to create high-impact and sustainable change. With her clients, she leverages organizational design, strategy, and culture to find novel solutions to systemic inequalities. A dedicated change-maker and advocate recently named a Forbes D&I Trailblazer, Lily writes for publications including the Harvard Business Review, Quartz at Work, and HR Executive, and is the coauthor of two books.

Karen Fleshman


Karen Fleshman is a single soccer mom, mentor, activist, entrepreneur, attorney, author, educator, proud San Franciscan, and a role model for white women. In 2014, she founded Racy Conversations, a workplace workshop facilitation company, to inspire the antiracist generation. Her first book White Women We Need to Talk: Doing Our Part to End Racism, will be published by Sounds True in 2021 and is available for preorder here.

Jared Karol


With over twenty years’ experience as a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) leader, Jared is a sought-after professional speaker, panel moderator, workshop facilitator, writer, and leadership coach. Using his accessible and authentic storytelling approach rooted in empathy, curiosity, vulnerability, mindfulness, and self development principles, Jared has inspired and influenced thousands of groups and individuals––from interns to executives––across the corporate, startup, nonprofit, and social impact sectors.

Dominique Hollins


Dominique Hollins is a Hone facilitator, business operations leader and a workplace equity expert. With over 12 years of experience in the technology and financial services industries, she has provided guidance and coaching to executive leaders and professionals within North America, Germany and the United Kingdom. Dominique has worked at Google, eBay, is the co-founder of Our Collective in partnership with the Kapor Center and is the Founder and CEO of WĒ360, a workplace equity consulting firm. Dominique was recently inducted in the 2019 class of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen and is dedicated to personal and professional growth through human connection.

Sam Levine


Sam Levine is a Hone facilitator, successful entrepreneur and business coach with a focus on wellness and leadership development. He holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, and has 10+ years of experience in product and business development. His last startup, Breathe For Change, is a leader in mindfulness and leadership development for educators, and is the largest yoga school in the US.

About Hone

We founded Hone after personally experiencing the need for better leadership and manager development, as executives in hyper-growth companies and culture consultants to hundreds of organizations across dozens of industries. Hone brings together the latest in leadership and management research, learning science, top instructors, and a unique technology platform to create a world-class, live online leadership development experience that is more accessible and measurable than ever before.