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Carice Anderson

Impact and Success Engineer; Workplace Development Advisor; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Expert
  • Pulling from decades as a leader in talent development and workplace redesign, shares actionable steps for navigating the realities of the workplace and mastering your career journey
  • Provides research- and data-driven insights that have influenced culture shifts at top companies
  • Advises organizations on aligning collective and individual goals to create mutually beneficial outcomes for all

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With a master-level understanding of what it takes to survive and thrive in the workplace and how organizations can create more equitable spaces for all, Carice Anderson is a workplace development and success engineer who empowers individuals to strategically navigate their careers and advises some of the world’s top companies on aligning their talent strategies to their business objectives. As a director in leadership and manager development for a leading, multinational asset management firm, her work sits at the intersection of talent and leadership development, workplace evolution, and diversity, equity, and inclusion — helping individuals, teams, and organizations unlock the potential within and consistently perform at the highest levels.

Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Anderson draws from years of research, as well as her own experiences of frustration navigating her early career, to share the truth of the matter on what the workplace experience for diverse talent often entails, as well as point to the risks organizations face should they overlook diversity, equity, and inclusion as one of the vital elements for attracting top talent and achieving outstanding results. Building upon insights she has presented to top companies such as Google, Accenture, and Bloomberg, she adapts her talks to focus on the challenges of organizations in any industry. She shares personal stories, amusing anecdotes, important statistics, and lessons learned as she introduces audiences to the six “major corporate muscles” essential to creating their desired workplace experience and offers proven steps for individuals and organizations to chart mutually beneficial paths to success.

In more than two decades as a leader in talent development and workplace redesign, Anderson has held senior positions at some of the world’s top consultancies. Prior to her current role, she served as senior principal consultant at global management consultancy Korn Ferry, head of entrepreneur development at Seed Academy, and leadership program manager at McKinsey & Company — all while based in South Africa. Before that, she held roles as director of continuous improvement and broad resident in urban education at Fulton County Schools, was a senior consultant at Deloitte, and a business analyst at Hewitt Associates. She is also formerly the founder and CEO of Thrive Leadership Advisory, a leadership coaching, facilitation, and consulting company centered on helping teams foster a shared sense of responsibility and equipping organizations, leaders, and employees to carry their respective weight within the dynamics of the workplace.

A widely respected voice on today’s realities in the workplace for individuals and organizations, Anderson is the author of the acclaimed Intelligence Isn’t Enough: A Black Professional’s Guide to Thriving in the Workplace. The book was written to help people from diverse groups overcome unspoken barriers in corporate spaces and master the balance between working on their careers and working in it, while also providing tactics anyone can apply to be successful in their professional lives. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and her B.S. in marketing from the University of Alabama.

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Intelligence Isn’t Enough: A Black Professional’s Guide to Thriving in the Workplace.

Books on Point | "Intelligence isn't enough": Carice Anderson

Know Yourself: Unlocking Your Mindset to Find Success at Work. At the beginning of her career, Carice Anderson struggled to navigate her journey up the corporate ladder as a young African American woman unprepared for the realities of a workplace that wasn’t designed for her to succeed. Two decades later, as a renowned workplace development and success engineer, Anderson is dedicated to ensuring that no individual – regardless of background – will have to endure the same frustrations she did.

In this interactive session, Anderson introduces the continuum of authenticity, supplemented with eight keys for building self-awareness, as well as areas each person needs to understand about themselves in order to become their best selves. She also shares five common mindset traps and techniques for overcoming them, while highlighting aspects everyone needs to own to find success in their professional and personal lives. Audience members will come away with their own unique energy formula and resilience plans, and with a better understanding of the competitive advantage, purpose, and power of their stories.

Know Others: Unlocking Your Relationship. As workplace development and success engineer Carice Anderson discovered early in her career, knowledge and acumen are essential to success, but relationships are a key component to mapping your career journey, too. Showing audiences the interconnected relationship between the story they are writing about themselves and their professional relationships, she reveals five techniques to build and maintain purposeful relationships at work, as well as proven conversation starters to get the ball rolling. She gives the audience food for thought as she examines the connection between authenticity, empathy, and relationship trust, while putting forth the perspective-shifting notion on why it’s more beneficial to seek out a sponsor in place of a mentor. 

Know Your Environment: The Importance for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Unlocking Culture. Carice Anderson is a DEI expert who helps people from diverse groups navigate their careers and is a trusted advisor to organizations looking to transform their cultures to be more inclusive for all. Leading a compelling conversation that unpacks what workplace culture entails and why cultural intelligence is one of the key traits that will help impactful leaders stand out, Anderson explores the ways organizations can implement intentional DEI strategies in order to attract, retain, and nurture diverse talent, while also outlining steps for individuals to play an active role in shaping workplace culture while realizing their visions for their own careers. Pointing to real-life examples of the companies she has advised, she demonstrates how, when organizations and their employees are in alignment, they are better positioned to surpass the competition and perform at peak levels to achieve collective and individual goals.

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