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Speaking that Inspires Real Cultural Change 

Transformative Content for C-Suite Executives on Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Let’s go beyond surface-level talks and instead, create deeper moments that heighten awareness and leave everyone wanting to dig deeper—even when they go home.


“I have seen her in action, in front of all-size groups as a speaker and facilitator. I would hire Dr. Anita in a minute.”

Joan M. Clark


JM Clark and Company

If you want the kind of speaker who drops AHA moments and changes lives…

“I came away hopeful that we can make significant progress toward inclusivity. Her workshop was an a-ha experience that confirmed my inner hopes and highest values. It provided me with a heightened clarity on this complex subject—a transformative tool that will prove invaluable both in my personal and professional life. Thank you, Dr. Anita, you are a person that is and will always be a life changer!”

Rachel E. Ramirez


Performance Excellence Partners, LLC

…moves attendees to tears, touches hearts, and creates unforgettable moments…

“I didn't want the day to get away without telling you how much your presentation (Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: A Primer) touched a couple of attendees, including me. One of my dear friends who attended told me she could have listened to you talk for another hour. Another dear friend of mine was so moved by your personal stories, as you could see, that she couldn't hold back the tears. 


What a wonderful gift you gave all of us from a different perspective, unlike what's seen every day in the media. You brought it home in a way that touched our hearts and we won't soon forget. Thank you.”


Gloria Hale


Hale Glass

…delivers a workshop so engaging, you forget about your other plans (and other speakers)…

"I invited Dr. Anita to facilitate a workshop for my leadership team that was the kick-off for the new series. Within the first 10 minutes of observing her, I knew I had chosen the right facilitator.

After my opening remarks, I intended to stay for a short time. But I was so impressed that I rescheduled another meeting and stayed for 75% of the session.

I mentioned that Dr. Anita kicked off a new leadership series for my team and after the group had experienced another facilitator, they overwhelmingly said, ‘Please bring Dr. Anita back!’ And I was happy to do so."

Scharrell Jackson

Partner, COO, CFO


…and shares practical takeaways attendees can implement immediately…

“What our team loved most about working with Dr. Anita were her practical tools, real-world activities, and an atmosphere of engagement. The experiential learning was so impactful that people were immediately able to make connections back to situations they had experienced prior to the workshop and leave with strategies to implement the very next day.”

Lisa Kalfus

VP of Marketing


Then it’s time to book Dr. Anita for a keynote or team training. 

Looking for a speaker who can motivate attendees to become real change agents for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging?

You’re in the right place. Dr. Anita has spoken internationally and as a national conference speaker, at leadership conferences like MGM Resorts 10th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, the Circle of Change Leadership Experience, and for teams at Fortune 500 companies and other institutions.


With over 2 decades of experience working with C-suite executives, Dr. Anita’s speaking engagements inspire leaders to commit to real change.

She brings her personal experiences and background as an award-winning C-Suite Trusted Advisor, Board Director, international speaker, and author to each event, so leaders walk away with an elevated understanding of how to situate themselves personally in the Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging space to create bottom-line results. 


Dr. Anita and her team take time to deeply listen to the unique needs of each event’s audience and curate a thoughtful, customized talk to fit the vision of the event planner. Then, on the day of the event, Dr. Anita delivers a highly interactive talk that puts audiences at ease, creates a brave space to address complex topics with warmth and grace, and leaves attendees with the courage to challenge the status quo.


Known for prioritizing relationships, raising awareness about more inclusive leadership practices by just 1%, and empowering change-the-culture behaviors, Dr. Anita approaches each speaking engagement as an opportunity to move the hearts of every attendee. 

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Check out Dr. Anita’s signature keynote

Leading by Unpacking


This topic has made Dr. Anita a highly sought-after speaker with international reach and a recognized subject matter expert in Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging. While some talks focus on one topic, Dr. Anita’s talk draws the hidden connection points between employee experience, employee engagement, and workforce sustainability…and gives attendees a pathway to succeed on all fronts. This talk is highly interactive, customized for each audience, and is also offered as a workshop catered to the needs of any organization.



  • Cultivating a culture of Belonging does not need to be a difficult journey. But it needs to be acknowledged as something truly different.

  • Unpacking unconscious bias is critical for building transformative relationships.

  • Discarding outdated ways of being is a process.

  • Modeling the journey of inclusive leadership starts at the top.

  • Workforce sustainability is the basis for discovering mission-critical opportunities. 


This talk is intended for C-suite leaders and can be customized to meet the needs of any combination of leaders across the organization who want to make Belonging a priority for their team.

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Short Bio:

As a C-Suite Trusted Advisor and Board Director, Dr. Anita is known for reframing Diversity conversations from difficult to different by linking Belonging, employee experiences, and workforce sustainability. 


Dr. Polite-Wilson is also an Academy to Innovate HR certified Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) Specialist, a Fearless Organization certified Psychological Safety Practitioner, a Gallup certified Strengths Coach, and an iPEC Certified Professional Coach.


She is a founding member of the Los Angeles and Orange County Chapter of the National Human Resources Association (NHRA) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, an international speaker, author, and host of the Keeping It Real with Dr. Anita podcast.

Long Bio:

Dr. Anita Polite-Wilson, Founder & CEO of Dr. Anita Enterprises, Inc., reframes diversity conversations from difficult to different. As a C-Suite Trusted Advisor and Board Director, she helps leaders and teams navigate complexity and change associated with diversity endeavors. Her mission includes advising and coaching leaders at all organizational levels on their journey toward accepting and adapting to the unique needs of today’s workforce which reflects more diverse individuals, spanning five generations, requiring dynamic teams that constantly evolve. Working with leaders for more than 20 years, Dr. Anita has been successful at shifting the paradigm of change management from “check-the-box initiatives” having little or no impact, to “change-the-culture behaviors” that will noticeably improve collaborations. She has studied workforce trends for over ten years and creates programs that increase employee engagement, retention, and productivity for corporate, government, and nonprofit entities of all sizes across various industries.  As a consultant, Dr. Anita provides the design, development, and delivery of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, leadership, and management skills training for such organizations as Abode Communities, Rehrig Pacific Company, Wente Family Estates, SquarMilner Certified Public Accounts & Financial Advisors, and SONY Entertainment, just to name a few. She has also facilitated break-out sessions for over 400 attendees at the MGM Resorts 10th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference entitled, “Maintaining Grace Under Fire” focused on workplace stress management. As a result, she was featured in the Las Vegas Business Press (July 3, 2016).    As an Organizational Effectiveness professional, Dr. Anita has spent 14 years among the aerospace community collaborating with an intergenerational workforce of over 5,000 college interns, engineers, scientists, and business professionals as a coach and mentor, and as a trusted advisor to both military officers and corporate senior executives. Having served as the Vice President of both The Aerospace Women’s Committee and The Aerospace Black Caucus, she was recognized for her ability to link leadership lessons learned through more than 50 Employee Resource Group activities and Diversity & Inclusion initiatives to bottom-line business results to attract and retain diverse, qualified professionals. As an adjunct professor for the Crowell School of Business at Biola University, and as a Fellow for the Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership, Dr. Anita facilitates conversations for adult learners to expand their concept of diversity and demonstrate this new understanding through more human-affirming habits in the workplace. As a keynote speaker and guest panelist, she regularly engages corporate executives, women’s networks, emerging professionals, and college students to explore the correlation between psychological safety, inclusive leadership traits, motivation, skills, and strengths in achieving belonging and career agility in today’s marketplace.      As a faculty member of the Elevate Leadership Program in association with the Center for Executive Development for the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego, Dr. Anita influences hundreds of emerging, first-time, and mid-career technical leaders nationwide for Fortune 500 companies and organizations within aerospace, private utilities, public works, and hospitality such as Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Edison International, So Cal Gas, and MGM Resorts International.  Each client engagement fosters Dr. Anita’s values of Comfort, Community, and Commitment which are essential to fully experience her proprietary SHIFT Reflective Learning Model© and Collective Wisdom Forum©. Her research has shown that people who feel connected through joint dialogue will discover that the answers to common challenges are found within individuals, teams, and organizational systems. Considering herself to be “a facilitator of conversations that matter” Dr. Anita defines client success as aligning People, Passion, and Purpose.  Dr. Polite-Wilson earned both a doctorate (Ph.D.) and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University, a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Organizational Leadership from Biola University, and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Management from Pepperdine University. Additionally, she is a certified Psychological S.A.F.E.T.Y. Practitioner, a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and an iPEC Certified Professional Coach. She is a founding member of the Los Angeles and Orange County chapter of the National Human Resources Association’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, author of seven leadership books, international speaker, and host of the weekly Keeping It Real with Dr. Anita podcast.

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Want to hear Dr. Anita speak on her podcast?

Effective C-suite leaders don't have the luxury of avoiding uncomfortable topics anymore. Lucky for you, I take a complex topic like Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging and make it safer to navigate. 


Tune in to my conversations with executives like you on the Keeping It Real with Dr. Anita podcast, the most accessible way to learn about Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging from the top through the front lines.

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