30 years of proven success in diversity, inclusion, leadership, and culture change
Her mission is to ensure every person has the opportunity to contribute fully and feels valued, respected and heard.
Jonamay is recognized for designing an integrated enterprise-wide D&I strategy based on business objectives that drive outcomes. She and the Lambert Associates provide support through exceptional consulting, including the development of business case, design, and facilitation of D&I education and coaching.
Ms. Lambert is known for using a customized approach in her collaboration with clients in various industries. Some of her previous and current clients include Allstate, Sara Lee, CNA, State Farm, WellPoint, PNC, S&P, Sears, Baxter, SourceAmerica, OneAmerica and University of Michigan.
She is the author of Trainer’s Diversity Source Book, the series of 50 Diversity and Inclusion Activities, Trainer’s Guide, Gender at Work: ImprovingRelationships and numerous other published works employed by hundreds of domestic and global organizations. Jonamay is also the editor and contributing author of Global Competence: 50 training activities for succeeding in international business.
She has been a faculty member of the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication and is a certified administrator and coach of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)®. Jonamay holds an MA in Counseling Psychology and is a Certified Coach.
The transgender community had a tumultuous 2017, featuring several affirmative events that illustrated the public’s growing acceptance of people whose gender identity is different from the sex assigned to them at birth. The election of eight transgender individuals to public office on November 8 is extraordinary evidence of a new open-mindedness evinced by the American public. At the same time, we saw the rise of barricades blocking the community from genuine inclusion in society and the workplace. President Donald Trump’s tweet that no transgender people should “serve in any capacity in the U.S. military” was perhaps the year’s biggest obstacle, threatening to prevent these individuals from achieving their full potential. Read more
When the words “Black Lives Matter” are spoken, some people hear, “Black Lives ALSO Matter”, while others hear, “ONLY Black Lives Matter.” To some, the expression is an appeal for understanding, justice, and equal treatment, but, to others, it is a threat, a rebuff, and an antagonistic assertion of racial superiority.
This extreme difference in understanding is symbolic of the magnitude of one of the most significant problems facing our society: the struggle between the communication of collaboration and the discourse of division. This is a conflict of great concern to human resources professionals who rely on effective, honest, and credible communication to promote collaborative workplaces. Diversity and inclusion professionals, in particular, need to understand how people speaking the same language can be so split over their reading of three simple words. Read more
Workforce Diversity Network
150 State Street, Rochester, New York 14614, United States
Workforce Diversity Network Executive Director
Guided by the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall management, operation, and well-being of WDN. The Executive Director champions the development and implementation of the organization's mission and goals, oversees the organization's strategic plans, manages the organization's financial operations, and provides leadership and direction to WDN contractors and volunteers.