Terri Givens has been a visionary leader since early in her career in higher education. Her main goal is to improve access and opportunities for students through the effective use of educational technology. She is an accomplished speaker and uses her platform to develop leaders with an understanding of the importance of diversity and encourages personal growth through empathy.
LEADING WITH EMPATHY
Terri has gone from class president, to team captain, to academic leader. In this talk she explains how her ability to understand others’ perspectives led her to being tapped as a leader throughout her life and how listeners can find their own path to leadership and become champions for inclusiveness.
As a columnist for Inside Higher Ed for over 10 years, Terri has been providing advice to academic leaders on everything from Financial Aid to work/life balance. Terri has worked with groups on a variety of topics including diversity, the transition from high school to college and student success.
POLITICS OF IMMIGRATION & RACE
Terri has been researching and writing about the impact of immigration and race on political systems in the U.S. and Europe for over 20 years. She provides listeners with an understanding of the importance of inclusiveness to our democratic system.
FROM THE BLOG
Diverse thoughts is a blog that explores a range of issues from higher education to mental health, to political topics that are in the news. Terri often explores her own experiences as a way to share career advice as well as the challenges facing women of color in the workplace.