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Seconde Nimenya          

Award-Winning Author, Inspirational Speaker, Education & Diversity Leadership Advocate

Seconde Nimenya is an award-winning author and a thought leader on diversity and inclusion issues. Through her leadership development programs, she champions diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and the educational systems. Nimenya works with organizational leaders and stakeholders who want to build inclusive workplaces and communities where everyone feels accepted for who they are and what they bring to the table.

Nimenya provides expertise and inspiration to her audiences, sharing key insights and strategies on how to unleash creativity, employee engagement, and work satisfaction, all positive drivers of organizational performance and community wellbeing.

Through a wide variety of training, presentations, coaching, and mentorships, she has made diversity, inclusion, and equity her personal and professional mission. She speaks at various events and in a variety of settings, inspiring HR and management leaders, as well as community members on how to increase diversity awareness, build bridges and reduce the gaps between our diverse and multicultural communities.

Nimenya never gives up, an attitude has earned her recognition for her advocates of key global issues including ending child marriage and letting girls learn. Such recognition includes the Seeds Of Hope and the Bold and Resilient Woman Awards, recognizing her contributions to society in bridging the gaps between diverse and multicultural communities.

Her TEDx Talk on race and other identity constructs, titled “We Are Not All That Different,” has been hailed as the most inspirational talk of our times and continues to inspire people worldwide.

Despite growing up without access to books, today Nimenya is an award-winning author who believes in the power of education to fulfill one’s full potential. Her first book is a memoir titled “Evolving Through Adversity,” in which she shares some of the lessons she has learned on her life journey to inspire and empower people on how to overcome challenges in their personal and professional lives.

Other books by Nimenya include "A Long Way to School: A Story of Overcoming Challenges and Never Giving Up" and "Unlocking Diversity: How to Create Inclusive Cultures in a World of Differences."

Nimenya holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Canada where she lived more than 10 years before moving to the United States, where she received her MBA. Nimenya's varied educational and cultural backgrounds combine to create dynamic keynote presentations that are unique, inspiring, and empowering.

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