DIVERSITY TRAILBLAZER DEBORAH LEVINE HONORED BY GLOBAL WOMEN’S PEACE NETWORK
FOR LIFETIME OF COUNTERING HATE
CHATTANOOGA, TN – The American Diversity Report announced today that founder and editor-in-chief, Deborah Levine, has received the distinguished ‘HerStory Award’ from the Women’s Federation for World Peace USA (WFWP), with chapters nationwide in all 50 states and locations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America and the Middle East.
Levine is a leading international expert and top management consultant on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the private and public sectors. Her unique neuroscience cognitive-based approach to advancing DEI helps employers and disparate communities harmonize, rather than homogenize.
The award honors Levine for her “outstanding and exemplary leadership and lifetime investment in overcoming hate, addressing racial and cultural animosities…opening the hearts and minds of diverse audiences…fostering genuine conversations, healing and peace.” It was presented to her by the Global Women’s Peace Network — Women’s Federation for World Peace USA (wfwp.us) during a live virtual event on “Nurturing Inclusion and Upending Hate” (watch Levine’s remarks here starting at minute 16:34 followed by the award presentation).
“When silence leads to violence and hate, it’s time to stand up and speak out,” said Levine during the online forum. She noted that the confluence of the coronavirus pandemic, economic upheaval and political uncertainty has further eroded the national discourse, resulting in the rise of hate groups and the increasing spread of hate speech in the United States and worldwide.
“Don’t underestimate the dangerous appeal of hate groups, both online and off, to recruit disaffected individuals and sow chaos during times of societal disarray,” said Levine. She issued a broad call to action for all people of goodwill to “embrace inclusiveness and build bridges across multicultural boundaries for the betterment of humankind and global peace.”
An extensive profile of Levine was published last week in the Denmark-based media outlet Welum as part of a series on successful and inspirational women worldwide.
Following are just some of Levine’s numerous lifelong professional accomplishments:
- Inventing and implementing the Matrix Model Management System, a groundbreaking neuroscience-based cognitive instructional toolkit for enhancing cross-cultural expertise throughout corporate America, academia and elsewhere.
- Publishing and teaching the Un-Bias Guide Series, which embeds storytelling principles of cultural anthropology in diversity training, and addresses unconscious bias in society (also known as unintentional discrimination and/or microaggressions).
- Holocaust education and prevention of anti-Semitism nationwide, including decades of work for the American Jewish Committee, Hadassah, the Jewish Federation of North America, interfaith groups, and other private and public sectors organizations.
- Anti-hate community outreach, training and information sharing – including assisting the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) following the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing by domestic terrorists. She serves on the executive committee of Chattanooga’s Council Against Hate and is the co-author of the recent book When Hate Groups March Down Main Street.
- Creating and moderating the Black-Jewish Dialogue Now , a monthly virtual international forum to revive and strengthen connections and relationships between the African American and Jewish communities.
In addition to editing and publishing the American Diversity Report – a digital multi-media magazine and educational platform – Levine is an award-winning author of 15 books, including the recipient of the 2020 International Books for Peace Award; an opinion columnist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press newspaper; a keynote speaker, podcaster and DEI trainer; and a Forbes magazine “Diversity and Inclusion Trailblazer”.
She has won multiple awards, for her lifetime achievements in advancing cross-cultural competence, effectuating DEI and countering hate activity based on religion, race, gender and other discriminatory factors.
Further information about Ms. Levine is available online at Deborah Levine Enterprises LLC – Thought Leadership, Inclusion as well as the American Diversity Report. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Medium.
NOTE TO MEDIA: Please contact David B. Grinberg for interview requests or other information. Email: GrinbergGlobalPR@gmail.com. Phone/Text: 202-909-6472 (Washington, DC).
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