ABOUT THE FOUNDER/CEO
Lisa Benson is the Founder/CEO of Winning Truths International, LLC.
As a diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism practitioner, her mission is to celebrate differences and eradicate racial ignorance through historical analysis of fact-based knowledge, interactive training sessions, and courageous conversations.
She's also the author of "Anchored in Bias, Fired Over White Tears".
A book chronicling her personal experiences with workplace bias and discrimination that led to a 2-week trial in federal court.
Lisa is fueled by her lived experiences, cultural curiosities, and a hunger for systemic change. She triumphed over a national media company in federal court after 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 Communications degree at Clark Atlanta University, a historically black university in Atlanta, GA. Her understanding of dimensions of identity and systemic racism was further expanded through her diversity, equity and inclusion studies at Cornell University, Northwestern University as well as the University of Cambridge.
Lisa’s extensive knowledge, education, experiences with racial biases along with her victory in federal court uniquely position her to be a highly effective communicator when it comes to diversity, equity, inclusion, and creating a sense of belongingness within organizations.
When Lisa’s not researching, leading training sessions, creating content, or speaking professionally she enjoys reading, writing, RVing, and traveling with her husband and two sons.
Lisa can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.