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The Elegant Warrior with Heather Hansen

Nov 21, 2022

How can understanding true inclusion lead to successful leadership? Dr. Gena Cox discusses the highlights of her book ‘Leading Inclusion,’ and shares insights based on her own years of experience in corporate America, as well as the experiences of colleagues and clients.



  • Why she believes inclusion tops diversity
  • The breakdown of the REDI, or Respect First, Model
  • The 3 Cs critical to successful leadership 
  • Why she doesn’t use the term ‘belonging’ in reference to inclusion

About Gena Cox, Ph.D:

Dr. Gena Cox is an organizational psychologist, executive coach, speaker, and author of the new book Leading Inclusion, a groundbreaking guidebook for corporate leaders who want to build inclusive organizations from the top down. Gena has spent more than 25 years helping leaders, including some in the Fortune 500, build healthy organizational cultures and measuring employee opinions. A noted voice on human-centered leadership, Gena shows executives how to stop using 2019 behavior to address 2022 workplace challenges.

Gena has written for Harvard Business Review and has been quoted in Forbes, Fast Company, BBC Worklife, The Business Journals, Linkedin News, and other national media.

Gena holds a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida and is an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC). She is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the American Psychological Association (APA).


Dr. Cox’s Book recommendation: Unapologetically Ambitious by Shellye Archambeau


To learn more about Dr. Gena Cox, visit the links below:

Her book, Leading Inclusion: Drive Change Your Employees Can See and Feel

Her website, 

Twitter, @genacox

LinkedIn, GenaCox



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