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Nona Lee

Nona Lee is the Founder and CEO of Truth DEI, a consulting firm assisting organizations in identifying and implementing growth strategies in diversity, equity, and inclusion. With a rich background in the sports industry including a tenure as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for the Arizona Diamondbacks, she combines her legal expertise with a deep-seated commitment to DE&I. Nona’s experience extends to managing legal departments, crafting and overseeing agreements in the professional sports sector, and guiding DE&I strategies and training. Her educational credentials include a law degree from Oklahoma City School of Law, participation in the Harvard Law School’s Executive Education program for corporate counsel, and a Diversity and Inclusion Certification from Cornell University.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • The challenges of fostering meaningful change in organizations
  • The lack of diverse representation in professional sports ownership
  • Why patience and kindness are crucial in addressing DE&I challenges
  • What can organizations do to embrace diversity in the workplace?
  • How top-down buy-in helps enforce transformative change in DE&I
  • Truth DEI’s initiatives to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Addressing deeply-rooted biases to foster empathy in conversations
  • Nona’s advice for organizations looking to create authentic and lasting DE&I initiatives
  • The importance of addressing cultural barriers to support a diverse workforce
  • The impact Nona aspires to achieve through Truth DEI

In this episode…

How can the sports industry and corporate organizations effectively embrace and champion authentic diversity, equity, and inclusion transformation? What are the strategies and insights needed for impactful change in these high-stakes fields?

According to Nona Lee, a visionary leader and DE&I advocate, the answer lies in a deep understanding of organizational dynamics and the courage to initiate genuine transformations. She emphasizes that true inclusivity goes beyond surface-level diversity — it requires reshaping the very fabric of organizational culture. Leadership must be fully supportive in championing these changes in order to create environments where diverse talents thrive.

In this episode of WRK & WIN, Corinne Milien speaks with Nona Lee, Founder and CEO of Truth DEI, to explore the depths of DE&I in sports and beyond. They cover Nona’s journey from athlete to legal expert to DE&I champion, the critical role of organizational culture, strategies for fostering lasting change, and the transformative impact of leadership commitment in DE&I efforts.

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