"Dr. Tana M. Session was open about the fact that we ALL make mistakes... I found the session very welcoming and encouraging to folks wherever they might be on their personal D&I journey... I have never felt more inspired or empowered to take action as an ally!"
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"The National Black Employees Association, an internal caucus group within the Xerox Corporation, has worked with Dr. Tana M. Session, for the past three years. Her training programs were assessed as being current, forward-thinking, valuable and applicable to advance personal and professional growth. Tana is a consummate professional. She extends herself as a resource beyond the training sessions to anyone who wanted additional insight on the webinar material, taking her services to a higher level."
The National Black Employees Association, Xerox Corporation
“I would like to start by saying thank you so much. It really has inspired me to step up and own my worth and demand I be seen!”
City National Bank
"I was planning a retreat for a group of 30 McDonald's franchise managers, which we previously had never hosted. So, I was not able to give Dr. Tana much information other than they are a group of very seasoned managers who are looking for fresh and new ideas in a broad range of topics. That was all Dr. Tana needed to put together a training session that was interesting, engaging, informative and tailored to the needs of the managers. Every single manager praised Dr. Tana for her outstanding presentation and being able to make them laugh, self-reflect and learn...all within a matter of hours."
Owner, McDonald's WEH Enterprises
"Thank you for inviting me to the Diversity and Inclusivity Training Workshop with Dr. Tana Session; one of the best sessions I’ve ever attended, Dr. Session is amazing! Her session was incredibly well done and felt very constructive."
“Working in a law enforcement agency, we don’t often get this type of training and this is very refreshing. We are very much enjoying the presentation.”
Section Chief, Workforce Liaison Unit (WLU), Los Angeles Field Office, USCBP
"I invited Dr Session to speak at the second annual Superwoman Summit and she delivered a powerhouse presentation that attendees couldn't stop talking about!!! Tana brings a unique perspective to women's empowerment that is exactly what I was looking for -- grit, grace and power. I would definitely recommend her for your next keynote speaker!!!"
Founder, Superwoman Summit
“Thank you for today! The session was great. Everyone appeared to really appreciate the information and dialogue! I could barely keep up with the chat box. There were numerous “thank you’s” and expression of appreciation for the session. I loved the questions of wanting to know more and have a better understanding.”
Mission Support Division, US EPA Region IV
"Dr. Session's topics 'Stop Playing Small' and 'Stop Being The Best Kept Secret (R)' offered valuable strategies to long term investments in your business. She gave the attendees the confidence to embrace their dreams and make them a reality. Again, thanks so much for your enthusiastic participation at our conference. We look forward to working with you again in the near future."
Founder, Black Business
"Our 700 person Firm had the absolute pleasure of spending some meaningful and truly impactful quality time with Dr. Session in the virtual setting, where Dr. Session creatively and uniquely educated our Firm about implicit bias, miscroaggressions, equality vs. equity and allyship, among other very important topics. Dr. Sessions’ presentation inspired Firm engagement, important discussions and education. I would highly recommend Dr. Session for virtual or in-person learning on the topics in which she is an Expert."
Jane E. Leopold-Leventhal
Chief Legal Counsel, Bohler Engineering
"The information you shared was stellar. I have sat in several such training's during the course of my career, and I find that your training is always current, relevant, and relatable to a person like me who is a first-generation immigrant and person of color. Keep up the great work and I wish you continued success."
VP of Factory Compliance, Product Integrity & Quality,
“Dr. Tana Sessions has provided training classes for our workforce on Unconscious Bias and How to Effectively Recognize and Address Microaggressions. Dr. Sessions is an excellent virtual trainer. She engages the class throughout the session soliciting their input and questions. Her knowledge and expertise in this field are evident in the question and answer section of the training. Feedback from her classes has been positive. Employees state that their knowledge and understanding of these topics has increased as a result of her training. I highly recommend her as a teacher for your Bureau.”
Director, Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity, NASA, Armstrong Flight Research Center
"Having the course with Dr. Session provided us a shared language of what Diversity, Equity and Inclusion means and how our personal biases impact how we coordinate and work with others. Very entertaining and informative course! Just what we needed to start our DEI journey."
"On behalf of The BOSS Network, we had the pleasure of having Dr. Tana M. Session as one of our leadership speakers for our national tour. She has the unique ability to captivate an audience with her real-life stories. Dr. Session's talk was a great learning experience and the information gave the audience a new perspective on how to maximize career development knowledge. Her ability to connect with everyone in the audience was artful. I recommend Tana Session for any professional development day or training."
Founder The BOSS Network
"Great insight into the wave of the future for DoD.
I now have a better understanding of what DEIB is. Excellent speaker."
"We were fortunate to have Dr. Tana M. Session as an opening Keynote Speaker at our state association’s annual conference held virtually for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic. She delivered a dynamic speech on Unconscious and Implicit Bias! Dr. Session is an excellent communicator and brings a wealth of knowledgeable as a subject matter expert on the topic. She has high energy, very engaging and most interactive with our audience as she got them to participate throughout her presentation. We have received positive feedback from our members, gladly recommend her services, and as your next Keynote Speaker."
Conference Chair, California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
“Thank you for facilitating the Blind Spots: Uncovering Unconscious Bias in the Workplace training to our staff yesterday. We appreciate your insight and expertise. The information you shared will help our organization perform at a higher level with an increased level of awareness and focus on diversity and inclusion. Some common themes is that overall, the training was very informative, provoked some thinking, and opened some eyes.We received a lot of great feedback from the participants. ”
Executive Manager, ARA-3, National Engagement & Regional Administration, Office of Policy, International Affairs, and Environment, FAA
“Thank you so much for such an enlightening & informative webinar. I learned so much that I don't know where to begin. We're all guilty of biases and microaggressions, but it's about self-awareness, acceptance that I need to think differently in how I communicate, and take action to do better. I learned new terms such as micro-assaults, micro-insults, and micro-invalidations. I'll start referring to them as the "M" words. I'll be mindful of 5 myths about microaggressions.”
USDA Food and Nutrition Service (Southeast Region)
“Our DEIB work continued to flourish as we build on the foundation we established together. We have also been very pleased with the progress that we have made in hiring candidates that identify as Black/African American and are on target with the goals we established in that area. We have renamed the Rooney Rule our “Diverse Candidate Slate”, and it has been largely successful for us. Thank you for your work on our behalf and for your ongoing support and advocacy.”
Chief People Officer, Oportun
"We invited Dr Tana M Sessions as a keynote speaker at our inaugural Black at Arm virtual conference, designed to create community and amplify black voices within the organization. She is an inspiring, knowledgeable and captivating speaker. Her strategies for overcoming imposter syndrome, sponsorship and mentorship resonated with our audience, and have empowered our ERG and allies to be agents of change. Thank you Dr Sessions!"
Senior Project Manager, Sales and Partner Enablement, arm
"I had the great pleasure of meeting Dr. Tana M. Session as a speaker at our 9th Annual Women’s Leadership and Empowerment Conference that took place in Bangkok, Thailand. Ms. Session's speech 'Stop Being the Best Kept Secret' was a huge success and I witnessed Dr. Session's ability not only to inspire the attendees but to keep them interested and engaged at all times, taking an active part in the session, for which they found to be very fun, while also an extremely useful, learning and inspiring experience. Delegates were delighted and thankful for delivering an inspiring speech at the conference and we received only positive feedback."
Director, Tomorrows People Organization, Bangkok, Thailand
"Dr Session was open about the fact that we ALL make mistakes and she focused on Grace and doing better moving forward. I found the session very welcoming and encouraging to folks wherever they might be on their personal D&I journey. Great info and made me think differently about how I present myself to someone I don't know very well. I have never felt more inspired or empowered to take action as an ally!"