ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Lisa Benson is the founder of Winning Truths International, LLC.
As a diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism trainer, her mission is to celebrate differences and eradicate racial ignorance through education and courageous conversations. She's also the author of "Anchored in Bias, Fired Over White Tears".
Lisa is fueled by personal experiences with workplace bias, genuine curiosities, and a hunger for systemic change.
Lisa triumphed in a federal courtroom over a national media company in 2019. She was wrongfully terminated for sharing an article on Facebook about “white tears.” Jurors unanimously found the media giant guilty of retaliation.
Lisa’s championing for social justice started as she pursued her journalism degree at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA. Her understanding of racism and racial inequities was expanded through her studies at Cornell and Northwestern Universities.
While in Atlanta, Lisa worked at CNN and WGNX-CBS46. From there, the St. Louis native worked in newsrooms in Missouri and Illinois before planting roots in Kansas City, Missouri at KSHB-TV, where she had the honor of covering the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Lisa’s education, experiences with racial discrimination, and victory in federal court uniquely position her to be a highly effective communicator when it comes to diversity, inclusion, areas of bias, and institutionalized racism.
When Lisa’s not facilitating workshops or speaking professionally she enjoys reading, writing, and traveling with her husband and two boys.
Lisa can be reached at email@example.com.