Inclusion 360° was developed out of frustration. As the creators of Women Evolution®, we witnessed first-hand how incredibly difficult it is to experience long term sustainable results with diversity efforts. At our current pace, it will take over 200 years before women will reach parity with men in the workplace. It is even longer for any other facet of diversity. This is not good enough.
What we discovered was that until there is a workplace culture that recognizes, values, and leverages authentic leadership – these initiatives will never make a true long-term impact.
People need to be valued for their uniqueness and feel like they belong before we can ever see results – this is the definition of inclusion.
An inclusive culture is the critical first step required before we can achieve diversity in gender, race, ethnicity, culture, LGBTQIA+, and more within senior leadership positions.
Our desperate search for a scalable and sustainable solution to creating inclusive workplace cultures led us to realizing that one did not exist, and it was going to be up to us to create one.
Thank you for finding us and we look forward to having an exploratory conversation with you to see your goals for diversity and inclusion this year and how we may be able to get you there faster.
Shavon is the CEO of Mentoring Method™ and is an award-winning career development and mentorship strategist specializing in the advancement of diversity and inclusion initiatives in typically male dominated fields. She is the creator of Inclusion 360°™ and Women Evolution®, and as a Forbes Contributor and former host of the “The CEO Show” on ESPN she has interviewed over 200 executives and discovered exactly what is needed to move up within an organization.
Shavon’s magnetic personality and ground-breaking research has her speaking at Boeing, California Diversity Conference, MGM Women’s Leadership Conference 2016, American Resort Development Association 2016, Training 2015, and the California Women’s Conference.
Christina has served as Chief Operating Officer for Mentoring Method™ since its creation. Christina comes with over 10 years of experience in commercial real estate including sales strategy, leadership and business development. Christina is a long-time champion of diversity and inclusion, noticing that the commercial real estate industry is largely male dominated, she has always sought out to support, empower and mentor women in any capacity that she can.
Christina was recognized by Women of Distinction magazine in 2015, where she was featured in an article detailing her rise as a female broker in the commercial real estate industry and was nominated as a Woman of Influence in San Diego in 2017. Christina is naturally entrepreneurial, always coming up with ways to improve a product or create a new one, and has a passion for cooking, live music and traveling the world. She is on the Del Mar Farmers Market non-profit board and loves to be a part of the community.
Mark has served as VP of Business Development for Mentoring Method and Women Evolution since 2016. One of Mark’s greatest gifts is his ability to identify opportunities to improve upon within an organization, collaborating effectively to achieve strategic business goals. With 20 years of corporate experience he has honed the ability to give perspective to companies unable to identify areas of innovation. He joined Women Evolution after leaving a promising career at a global 500 company. It is there he identified the integral need for large corporations to invest strategically into leadership development. His valuable insight and management experience enables him to support companies goals by helping to build and support their unique talent and organizational development systems.
“Building an inclusive culture is the foundation of any company seeking long term growth and sustained profits. From recruiting to retention, from employee appreciation to improved revenues. Inclusion is the cornerstone we must all build upon.”
In his free time Mark is either sharing his culinary skills and wine appreciation with family and friends or spending it outside with his Dressage trainer wife and their horse Wieco.
Lynae Watkins joins Mentoring Method after a successful 10 year career in hospitality sales. Lynae specializes in client relationship building and brings her strong communication skills to the team. Lynae is solution oriented and excels in listening and learning about her clients’ challenges, discussing and exploring creative ideas and providing solutions to meet the desired goal of the respective companies.
Lynae is inspired by discovering people’s diverse backgrounds and their unique traits and believes there is always an opportunity to learn from other perspectives. In her free time, Lynae enjoys entertaining family and friends and exploring San Diego with her husband, two little girls and Labrador Retriever.
Paul is a co-facilitator and Featured Mentor in every module for the Inclusion 360° curriculum. Dr. Paul Minifee is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at San Diego State University and he specifically teaches on Rhetorical Theory and how people can negotiate differences in private and public spheres.
Ray is the Featured Mentor for Module 1: I Am Aware. Ray is a business coach, consultant, trainer & facilitator to professionals including male senior executives & senior leaders and is the founder of Inclusionary Leadership Group and the Better Man Conference, He helps develop emotional literacy & personal development skills to support leadership & gender inclusion efforts which leads to people, teams & organizations to function more effectively.
Shannon is the Featured Mentor for Module 2: I Am A Leader. Shannon is co-founder of BrainSkills@Work and co-author of The Neuroscience of Inclusion: New Skills for New Times. She has over 15 years of experience creating and implementing large-scale diversity and inclusion training initiatives (20,000+ employees) with clients such as Deloitte, Deluxe, CHRISTUS Health, Cargill, Philips, Seagate, Minneapolis Public Schools, Champlain College, and AT&T.
Tita is the Featured Mentor for Module 3: I Am A Unique. Dr. Tita Gray is an author, former Assistant Dean, Principal Manager of Diversity and Inclusion for PG&E, and music executive for MCA Records. Her diverse background gives Tita a unique lens and experience with engaging students and teaching organizational behavior, change management, and leadership development.
Bennett is the Featured Mentor for Module 4: I Am A Story. Bennett is the founder of Bennet Peji Designs and he is always looking for ways individuals as a brand can make a collective impact. A person’s brand identity must tell a story that honors their heritage while engages the present and the future, so that it can become an intrinsic part of the organizations culture.
Hanadi is the Featured Mentor for Module 5: I Am A Change Agent. Hanadi is a keynote speaker, peacemaker, and consultant aiming to change the perception of Muslims in the corporate world. She also received the Human Rights Award from the city of Eden Prairie.
Thomas is the Featured Mentor for Module 6: I Am Prepared. Thomas is Executive Directory of Human Resources for Barona Resort & Casino. He is a dedicated ‘develop-mentor’ with a passion for Human Relations Management, Organizational Development, and Training & Development.