Winston Ben Clements is an Inclusion Speaker & Advocate with expertise in the areas of disability awareness, anti-racism and resilience. He was predicted to live a life of isolation and pain due to a rare bone disorder known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI). This condition caused his bones to be extremely fragile, suffering over 200 fractures in his lifetime.
Winston is a two-time TED Speaker, Entrepreneur and YouTuber. His specialist topics are disability awareness, anti-racism and resilience. Winston has partnered with global brands including Google and Disney. His ultimate mission is to inspire 1 BILLION people to unleash their full human potential.
As a young person, Winston not only had to deal with the typical challenges of school and adolescence, but he also struggled with loneliness and frustration because his body would continuously let him down. Watching his siblings and the other kids from the sidelines was a constant reminder of how different he was, and he often found himself wondering “what is the point of it all?”
Despite this, Winston considers himself to be one of the lucky ones. A significant number of people with OI do not make it beyond childhood. He was also born into a family who were destined to cope with a son who refused to allow his physical condition to limit his ambition. Winston credits his positive attitude to his Christian faith, as well as all the encouragement he has received from family, friends and well-wishers along his journey.
Winston graduated from University with a degree in Computer Science and then spent over 10 years working as a Consultant for global tech corporations. His current work as a speaker and advisor, continues to have transformational effects on audiences worldwide. He is passionate about supporting the world’s leading organizations to create cultures that are truly inclusive for all.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
This talk is focused on employee attraction and retention and provides a toolkit for organizations to foster a more inclusive workplace culture. Often organizations place a heavy emphasis on the attraction piece (diversity), that the retention aspect (inclusion) is overlooked. This talk addresses practical steps leaders and team members can take to be better allies to underrepresented communities. Winston also outlines the challenges of building an inclusive culture as well as industry best practices.
- Disability inclusion
- Anti-racism awareness
- Psychological safety
- Inclusive leadership
Outcomes: At the end of the session, attendees will go away with a tool kit to help them foster an inclusive workplace environment. They will also develop awareness of their own unconscious biases and receive tools to strengthen their organization's- - list text here value proposition to attract and retain the right talent."
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