Chair & CEO, Chair, Lawyer, & Author | TLC Beatrice, LLC & The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation
Loida Lewis is Chair and CEO of TLC Beatrice, LLC, a family investment firm, and Chair of The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation. A lawyer by profession, she is admitted to practice in the Philippines and New York, being the first Filipino and Asian American woman to pass the New York bar without having studied law in the United States. After serving 10 years as General Attorney in the US Immigration and Naturalization Service (currently U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services), and having won her discrimination case against INS in 1979, Mrs. Lewis co- authored the best-selling guidebook for immigrants, “How to Get A Green Card”, now on its 14th edition. Mrs. Lewis loves giving back to the community, but the role she loves most is that of being "Grandma" to her five grandchildren.
Overview: Black women know firsthand the energy and toll it takes to navigate workplace toxicity, bias, and systemic inequities. Even when Black women achieve the pinnacle of traditionally defined “success,” we are still not thriving. This workshop will teach its participants how to establish psychological safety and belonging in organizations that are not necessarily designed to support Black women. The session will also offer proven strategies and practical tips on how to use your personal power and leadership abilities to influence culture shifts around equity in compensation, performance, and access to support/resources that will help advance their careers.
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