Creating Cultures of Inclusion

When it comes to inclusion, it’s seldom obvious if someone feels like they don’t belong. And oftentimes, we don’t know when we’re the ones doing the excluding.

NLI wants to help leaders cultivate more inclusive behaviors team-wide, to gain peace of mind that employees feel like they can meaningfully contribute.

The latest tool for organizations is “NLI Perspectives: Cultures of Inclusion,” a compendium of the most current and common inclusion challenges facing organizations, which include:

  • How to effectively mitigate bias at scale
  • Focusing too much on difference
  • The dangers of over-inclusion
  • How to foster cooperative behavior

Join Ester Julia Neznanova (D&I Practice Lead, NLI) and Michaela Simpson (Senior Researcher, NLI)  as they share the relevant perspectives, practical advice, and foundational research.

This is a next generation approach to improving modern inclusion efforts. It’s not one to miss!


Tuesday, September 17, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Presented By


Michaela Simpson, PhD
Researcher, NeuroLeadership Institute

Dr. Simpson translates social and neuroscience research to organizational challenges and serves as a subject matter expert on topics such as growth mindset. This builds on her experience in business management in the entertainment industry. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from UC Berkeley and her B.A. from Stanford University.


Ester Julia Neznanova
D&I Practice Lead, NeuroLeadership Institute

Ester is passionate about identifying areas of opportunity and launching programs that drive innovation at scale for both the Fortune 1000 and startup organizations. Prior to joining NLI, Ester led innovation programs at eBay, and served as their Diversity and Inclusion Chapter Lead, NYC where she launched local diversity and inclusion programs and hosted over 160 d&I events and workshops.