At the NEXUS November session we had a conversation about “Leading Through Change-Diversity and Inclusion in Memphis”. Terri Lee Freeman, President, National Civil Rights Museum; Jose Velazquez, Co-Founder & Managing Member at The James Lee House, LLC; and Lynne Walker, EVP, Director of Affinity Strategy, First Tennessee Bank are experts within this area and shared from their personal experiences.
A few challenging words included: be intentional; engage with the people sitting next to you at work, etc.; get out of your comfort zone, and we must all do our part. It was agreed that Memphis, as a city is doing a good job within this area but there is opportunity to do better. Members of the panel shared that the next generation is going to teach us how to do diversity and inclusion better!