Speaking Up & Speaking Out; Why The Thriving Workplaces of Tomorrow Start With Inclusion Recent times have seen substantial cultural shifts in terms of what work means for an individual's identity, expression, and belonging. Traditional power dynamics are changing and with the rise of movements like equal pay and #blacklivesmatter, expectations employees have of their rights, empowerment, and fulfillment are topics that can no longer be swept under the rug. Individuals are less likely to sacrifice in order to fit in; they want to bring their whole selves to work, have a voice, and feel heard. They want to work in organizations that share their values and recognize them for their uniqueness and contribution. This, however, is a two-way street: both the employees and employers have a role to play. It is about leading by example, empowering people to speak up, and creating safe spaces for it. It is about empowering employees who genuinely care about the business and the customers. It is about embracing a leading with the statement "your success is my success". Having navigated and empowered hundreds of people to be more fulfilled and successful at work, in this Keynote Sandra deftly facilitates the exploration & cultivation of an inclusive culture that promotes speaking up and speaking out to create the thriving workplaces of tomorrow.
Integrating her background in head-hunting, HR consulting, training, and coaching, Sandra has touched the lives of thousands of individuals through founding The Happy Mondays Co; an inclusion-focused career empowerment consultancy. She has been trusted by individuals and organizations to strategize, problem solve and empower through programs, workshops, and talks on inclusion, well-being, and culture. Sandra has a Masters in Business and Strategy Management and certificates in Diversity & Inclusion, Organisational Behaviour and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). This corporate experience combined with her focus on well-being and bringing one's whole self to work provides key insights for the nuance and complexity everyone is navigating at work today. Fluent in English and Spanish, she has delivered inspiring talks at TEDx Singapore, and many companies, NPOs, Universities, and Chambers of Commerce. Sandra has also shared her passion for empowerment on several podcasts and radio shows, and in newspapers and magazines. Besides her work at The Happy Mondays Co, Sandra is a Board Member of NPO in Singapore, and a certified yoga teacher.
Sandra is a powerful speaker who is able to convey her messages clearly and persuasively. The feedback from her talk was especially positive with many audience members taking action to create new possibilities for their future careers. Sandra exudes positive energy and I would highly recommend her. I would also welcome the opportunity to work with her again!
Sandra's intervention was excellent! Her incredible positive attitude was contagious, and all the participants greatly appreciated her session. It was energizing and refreshing and yet extremely useful and relevant. I would definitely recommend her!