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Lauren Stiller Rikleen is nationally known as an engaging and dynamic speaker who brings insight, research-based rigor, and gentle humor to each presentation.


Lauren maintains an active speaking schedule and is available to present on a variety of topics of importance in today's workplace, including: 

Understanding Generational Differences and Creating Successful Multi-Generational Teams: Lauren approaches the topic of generational issues in the workplace in a nuanced, thoughtful, research-based, and entertaining way.  She challenges all generational stereotypes, offering alternative theories that demystify perceived differences.  Lauren also provides concrete tips and strategies that promote institutional excellence and strengthen workplace teams.

Developing a Diverse, Respectful, and Inclusive Workplace Culture: 

Lauren’s customized presentations are based on research demonstrating that diversity and inclusion at all levels of an organization require a workplace environment where respectful behaviors are valued. Drawing from research and interviews, Lauren helps workplaces understand why and how bias and misconduct must be addressed, and bystanders must be empowered, before full diversity and inclusion can be achieved.

Minimizing the Impacts of Unconscious Bias in the Workplace:  Lauren provides a clear understanding of the fascinating research that brings to light the science of unconscious bias.  These biases can emerge in many of the workplace structures that affect career development, such as assignments and performance evaluations. Lauren offers examples of the ways in which we are all influenced by our unconscious biases, and delivers specific strategies for combatting the impacts.

Retaining and Advancing Women:  As a former law firm equity partner, a leader in community and professional organizations, and the author of a ground-breaking book addressing institutional impediments to women’s success, Lauren brings decades of research and life experiences to her presentations on women’s retention and advancement.  Lauren also focuses on ways women can advance into leadership roles and why it matters.


Lauren customizes her presentation for the needs and goals of her audience.  

To inquire about Lauren's availability and discuss possible topics for your event, please contact her directly at

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