Torin Perez is a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consultant on a mission to inspire authenticity and inclusive leadership in the workplace. Featured by Culture Amp as a D&I Influencer You Should Know and in Forbes as an Anti-Racism Educator Your Company Needs Now, Torin has facilitated transformative learning and development experiences and spoken at more than fifty colleges, conferences, organizations, and Fortune 100 companies. His stories and ideas have inspired audiences at leading conferences including PBWC’s Annual Conference, Culture First, and INBOUND -- academic institutions including Harvard, Stanford, and Cornell Johnson -- and iconic corporate institutions including Cisco, Microsoft, and Liberty Mutual.
Torin is the author of Who Am I to Lead? The World Is Waiting for You, and his writing has been featured in leading publications like Wiley’s award-winning Leader to Leader Journal, and IHRIM’s Workforce Solutions Review. His leadership journey began early when the Posse Foundation identified him for its prestigious leadership scholarship in 2005, and has continued with selections into the One Young World Ambassador program, and StartingBloc’s Social Innovation Fellowship.
Prior to starting his own company, Torin was part of an award-winning advertising sales team at Bloomberg LP, where he also co-led the launch of the company’s first Black employee resource group. Recognized by the Head of Diversity & Inclusion for significant contributions to the organization in this capacity, Torin felt moved to inspire inclusion within companies far and wide. He also formerly led DreamAfrica's worldwide marketing efforts as the company's first global product evangelist, leading to his selection into the inaugural class of the TED Residency, an incubator for breakthrough ideas.
Torin is a graduate of Lafayette College where he studied Psychology, Economics & Business. [📁 Torin's Press Kit]
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Inclusive Leadership, Antiracism, and YOU
Featured in Forbes as an Anti-racism Educator Your Company Needs Now, Torin will inspire you and your organization to transform the fierce urgency of this moment into a movement for racial justice. Beyond company statements denouncing systemic racism, the opportunity is here now to define your position and truly stand for Black lives
Inclusive Leadership: Break Bias, Lead Now
Torin's definition of leadership is becoming your best in the service of others. This talk weaves together stories, psychology, and actionable ideas that will inspire you to become the inclusive leader that your workplace needs. You will walk away energized with a fresh perspective to recognize bias and lead from where you are, regardless of your rank, title, or role.
Authentic Leadership: Thriving With Authenticity
Research shows that authenticity is key to individual success, but most organizations are struggling to create environments where employees can be their authentic selves at work. This talk will inspire introspection and action as Torin shares his key principles for leading authentically in the workplace and courageously building an inclusive organization where authenticity can thrive.
Finding the Power of Your Unique Voice
Torin believes that we all have stories to tell, but conventional wisdom prevents most of us from realizing our potential as storytellers. Using insights garnered from coaching TED Residents whose talks have received millions of views on TED.com, Torin shares his blueprint for you to find the power of your unique voice, tell your story effectively, and connect with people in a memorable way.