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Awareness and engagement are necessary for change to happen. Through her writing and speaking, Dani Monroe is helping seed and establish pioneering ideas in diversity, equity and inclusion that are taking root.
Untapped Talent: Unleashing the Power of the Hidden Workforce, by Dani Monroe, is a practical guide packed with examples of organizations that have successfully tapped into the hidden talents of their workforce.
Managers will learn to recognize and mine some key, fundamental leadership traits that are essential for a competitive business.


According to Dani Monroe, author and expert in the fields of Organizational Development and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, “The very real talent challenge that today’s leaders face is underscored by two new realities: first, the talents that once delivered success are not the same talents that are needed in today’s complex world; and second, this new kind of talent is scarce.”

Praise for Untapped Talent


"Untapped Talent is a must-read for executives operating in global firms. It provides a fresh perspective on how organizations can gain competitive advantage through their workforce. Monroe challenges the tendency to divide our workforce into A and B players, developing the A’s and ignoring the rest. The book provides a practical guide for leaders and companies that truly want to tap the full and often hidden potential of their workforces."

David A Thomas, PhD

PresidentMorehouse College


“Dani Monroe provides a voice of wisdom that rings unmistakably from a commitment to growing people, leaders, and organizations. The conversation about what it takes and the need to have solid global leaders is growing and is paramount in today’s competitive marketing. Dani’s insights into inclusion, talent engagement, and corporate culture lay a pragmatic and inviting path for anyone who wants to develop and grow their workforce.”

Amri Johnson

Chief Executive OfficerInclusion WinsFormer Director, Diversity & InclusionNovartis Institutes Biomedical Research


“Dani Monroe effectively combines research, case studies, storytelling, practical tools, and knowledge in this incredibly rich guide for recognizing and leveraging the untapped talent that surround us in business and in our everyday lives. Untapped Talent will be an invaluable resource for all who read it.”

Leslie Mays

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion OfficerBill & Melinda Gates Foundation


“If you are a company leader building a team and developing untapped talent, or an individual trying to succeed on your own in corporate America, this insightful, engrossing, one-of-a-kind book is perfect for you. The candid, compelling, real-life stories make the author’s points in an entertaining and memorable way.”

Frank X. McCarthy

PresidentDiverse Workplace, Inc.

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 Author, Untapped Talent: Unleashing the Power of the Hidden Workforce Contributor, Mass General Brigham organization-wide communications on issues ranging from #MeToo to the Florida nightclub shooting, Gender Identity/Expression and Unconscious Bias Contributor, “Managing the Complexity of Organizational Transformation,” in Transforming Work, John D. Adams, editor Author: “The Multi-Cultural Workplace: Its Challenges for the OD Professional,” Bay Area Vision Action Magazine publications:- Black Enterprise- Boston Business Journal- Banker & Tradesman- Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association Magazine- People + Strategy The Professional Journal of HR People Panel Member, Color Magazine, “Exploring Empathy in HealthCare”  Keynote Speaker, BayState Health, “Inclusive Leadership: How to Identify and Leverage Individual Differences”  Keynote Speaker, Harvard Women In Leadership Conference, “Strategies and Skills for Inclusive Leadership” Keynote Speaker, Sasol, Human Resource Forum, “Tapping Talent: Discovering the Hidden Potential in Your Organization” South Africa

Seeing Beyond COVID-19 article

Article: Seeing Beyond COVID-19: A New Vision of Fair and Equitable Performance Management (People+Strategy SHRM Journal, Vol. 43, Summer 2020)


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