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How much can DEI grow your opportunity?

Does diversity strengthen your talent pool? Your market? Your business culture? A diverse talent pool provides more talent, different perspectives, and innovation that a growing company needs to enjoy long-term success. A diverse market brings opportunities to serve more clients. Leaders who understand DEI desire it in their business culture. Yet BEWARE. while many businesses are thriving with DEI… others are stumbling horribly. What DEI strategies will grow YOUR business and market?

AboutJulia Lashay-Israel

Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at KWx | Real Estate Broker | Keynote Speaker + Trainer

Over the last 23 years, Julia Lashay Israel has risen as a powerful force in the real estate sector, significantly defined by her efforts in fostering diversity and leadership growth. Julia has utilized her platform as a sought-after public speaker to educate and inspire thousands of professionals globally. Julia leverages her energetic personality and deep expertise to facilitate change and drive forward conversations on inclusivity and professionalism.

As the head of inclusion and belonging at Keller Williams Realty International, Julia Lashay Israel has been instrumental in steering the organization towards recognizing and actively addressing opportunities and challenges in the diversity, equity, and inclusion spectrum. Her robust strategies and insightful guidance have cultivated a more inclusive and harmonious work environment, helping others to embrace diverse perspectives and foster growth.

A prolific educator and author, Julia has authored numerous courses on diversity, leadership, and career development. Two of her groundbreaking contributions, ‘The Agent of Distinction’ and ‘The Color of Real Estate’ have enlightened over 22,000 real estate agents.

Julia Lashay Israel is a distinguished public speaker, having commanded the stage at premier events including the 2022 REALTOR® Conference & Expo, where she was one of the 100 speakers selected from over 1300 applicants. Her speaking engagements, characterized by a rich blend of energy, knowledge, and refreshing perspective, have earned her a 5 out of 5 rating as a preferred speaker.

Beyond her strides in real estate, Julia is a well-sought contributor in media circles with regular features in various esteemed platforms such as Inman News and REALTOR Magazine, where she shares her insights on industry trends and issues. Julia is also the co-host of the podcast, The Color of Money, that provides transformative conversations to help increase wealth in Black and historically marginalized communities.

Julia was named among the Top 100 Most Influential People to watch in Texas in 2022 and was honored with the 2020 Exceptional Service Award and 2021 Go Getter Award. She was repeatedly recognized as a RISMedia Newsmaker in both 2021 and 2023 and has been featured on numerous news, radio and tv shows.

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Les McGehee
President, Rialto Academy

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