Meet Luiza Dreasher
President of Mastering Cultural Differences
Luiza has over 20 years of experience in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and cultural competence development. Her expertise in global and domestic diversity has led to consulting jobs and nationwide presentations to numerous audiences, including the United States Department of Defense, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Schreiber Foods of Brazil, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Navitaire, and numerous institutions of higher education.
While at Iowa State, she taught courses focusing on intercultural communication, social justice, and cross-cultural race relations. She currently teaches diversity management at Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis. While serving as an Assistant Dean at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, she developed and taught a course on cultural competence for the legal profession.
Currently, Luiza is the President and CEO of Mastering Cultural Differences. As such, she designs and implements customized programs for organizations and educational institutions that want team members to understand cultural and social differences so they can create environments where all individuals feel welcomed, valued, respected, and heard. In her newly published book, Mastering Cultural Differences: Strategies for Leading a Global Workforce, she provides incredible insight into cultural differences impacting today’s workplaces as well as best practices for creating diverse and truly inclusive organizations.
Interview with Jack Mize
Listen to the interview with Luiza on why DEI initiatives are more than simply a "political movement" and necessary for companies to stay on the leading edge of their industry, attract top talent, and grow exponentially.
In this episode, Jack talks with Luiza Dreasher, Ph.D. author of “Mastering Cultural Differences: Strategies for Leading a Global Workforce,” about how she is helping organizations create environments where all individuals feel included and can thrive.
Workplaces today are becoming increasingly more diverse, and globalization is creating business opportunities all over the world. To ensure the greatest chance for success, it’s important that leadership understands and embraces social and cultural differences so they can avoid misunderstandings and create productive and profitable workplaces.
As the President and CEO of Mastering Cultural Differences, Luiza designs and implements customized programs for organizations to help them address the incredible challenges of increasingly diverse workplaces and create a company culture where all individuals feel valued, respected, included, and that they belong.
If you have a team that can understand social and cultural differences and has the skills to work effectively across those differences, chances are your business will be able to form more productive relationships with diverse clients and colleagues and even help your company expand into diverse markets.
To learn more about Dr. Luiza Dreasher and her training solutions for culturally diverse organizations, visit: https://www.masteringculturaldifferences.com
Connect with Dr. Dreasher on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/luiza-dreasher-phd
“Mastering Cultural Differences: Strategies for Leading a Global Workforce” is available in Kindle and Paperback editions on Amazon at https://amazon.com/dp/B0921Z29C9