Building an Inclusive Culture through Empathetic Leadership

Leadership development expert, organizational culture consultant, keynote speaker, ex-VP of engineering, and founder and principal of a consulting firm bearing her name, Minette Norman has committed her career to finding, exposing and maximizing the potential of individual contributors and leaders alike.   

An early advocate for a new model of leadership, Norman has built a track record of organizational success by emphasizing the growing importance of inclusive organizational cultures and psychological safety. Offering ideas for tangible installments such as inclusive workshops, meetings, and assessments, Minette joins BizLibrary’s CRO, Chris Elliot, to deep dive into her best methods for tapping into the amazing talent leaders have worked so hard to hire.   

This episode will explore various topics based in inclusive leadership and culture, such as:  

  • Why organizational culture is an essential piece of driving real business results  
  • How humanizing your leaders can fuel a culture of inclusivity  
  • Why empathy is a stepping stone towards success  
  • Concrete steps to begin changing your organization’s culture TODAY  

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Minette Norman
Founder & Principal
Minette Norman Consulting LLC
Minette Norman is an author, speaker, and leadership consultant who previously spent decades leading global technical teams in the Silicon Valley software industry.

Minette knows that when groups embrace diversity in all its forms, breakthroughs emerge, and innovation accelerates. Her most recent position before starting her own consultancy was as Vice President of Engineering Practice at Autodesk. Responsible for influencing more than 3,500 engineers around the globe, she focused on state-of-the-art engineering practices while nurturing a collaborative and inclusive culture.

As the author of The Boldly Inclusive Leader and the co-author of The Psychological Safety Playbook: Lead More Powerfully by Being More Human, Minette is committed to helping leaders unleash the full potential of the people in their organizations.

Named in 2017 as one of the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” by the San Francisco Business Times and as “Business Role Model of the Year” in the 2018 Women in IT/Silicon Valley Awards, Minette is a recognized leader with a unique perspective.

Minette holds degrees in Drama and French from Tufts University and studied at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris.