Lead in Life, People. Passion. Persistence: Succeed in the New Era of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
by Dr. Laura Murillo
#1 International Bestseller in FIFTEEN categories in THREE Countries, including US, CA, and AU. Total Quality Management, Business Planning & Forecasting, Strategic Management in the US. Economic Development & Growth, Business Planning & Forecasting, Production & Operations Management, Public Relations, Educational Leadership, Professional Project Management, and Quality Control in Management in CA. Business Planning & Forecasting, Project Management, Total Quality Management, Business Biographies & Memoirs, and Public Relations in AU. What does a single rose in a crystal vase, a box of tomatoes, a knitting needle, a basketball, and a burning earlobe have in common? They are all signals to Dr. Laura Murillo to live life to the fullest everyday . A high-energy, results-focused change-agent in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space, her undeniable passion for life stands as the foundation for her personal and professional brand. As President and CEO of the award-winning Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, she has the uncanny ability to see a situation, not for what it is, but for what it can be. In her book, Lead in Life, People. Passion. Persistence: Succeed in the New Era of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion , Murillo guides readers through the incredible, sometimes devastating, and victorious experiences that comprise her success—from earning a doctorate while pregnant, parenting a toddler, managing a parent’s illness, and working full time, to hosting multiple TV and radio shows in both English and Spanish concurrently, to being appointed to the Federal Reserve Board’s Community Advisory Council, and more. She uses her lived experiences as the daughter of immigrants, a woman, a Hispanic, and a minority to inform her perspectives and insights as an authority on DEI, guiding corporations, organizations, and institutions to adopt a genuine culture of DEI. In this new era of DEI, corporations must make a solid, lasting commitment to full representation, fairness, and inclusion of all voices in every decision at every level of a corporation, all the time.