Trudy Bourgeois is founder and CEO of The Center for Workforce Excellence, which specializes in the development of women and people of color by focusing on the development of new skills needed to lead in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous marketplace. She has worked with companies such as Intel, PepsiCo Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kellogg Company and Cox Automotive to advance their talent management and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Earlier in her career, Bourgeois served as a sales and marketing executive, managing teams of thousands and a $3 billion budget. Bourgeois is a featured blogger for The Huffington Post and writes for numerous trade publications. She is the author of Her Corner Office and The Hybrid Leader. She is finishing her third book, Equality: Courageous Conversations about Women, Men and Race in the Business World.