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Return on Inclusion


Return on Inclusion (ROI) is Oklahoma's largest professional diversity and inclusion conference.  Hundreds of executives, HR pros, and civic and nonprofit leaders have discovered the business imperative for inclusion in this biennial event - and this year, you can be part of it.

Meet the Speaker

Lenora Billings-Harris
is an award winning authority as a diversity strategist, researcher and author. She has been included as one of 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion by The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and was named by Diversity Woman Magazine as one of the Twenty Top Influential Diversity Leaders in the U.S. Her award winning diversity leadership research is recognized in academic journals internationally. Lenora's ability to transform multifaceted diversity and inclusion concepts into immediately applicable "how to's" have enabled her to help Fortune 500 companies, professional associations, government agencies and educational institutions facilitate change to attract and retain top talent, expand multicultural markets, and heighten the number of engaged employees. She partners with organizations to help them make diversity a competitive advantage.

Lenora is the co-author of TRAILBLAZERS: How Top Business Leaders are Accelerating Results through Inclusion and Diversity, and she is often an expert guest on TV and radio internationally. She serves on the adjunct faculty of the business schools of Averett University and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and leads a full service diversity consulting firm. She has presented to audiences in over twenty countries on six continents including in the middle of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Lenora is a Certified Professional Speaker (CSP). She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University and a Master of Arts in Adult Education from the University of Michigan. She has held key positions with General Motors and CIGNA Corp.

Learn more

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Register to attend

ROI Summit
Thursday, October 30th
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa Downtown
616 West 7th Street
Tulsa, OK 74127 

The 2014 ROI Summit is offering three opportunities to participate. 

Registration has closed.  If you would like to attend, please send an email to and include your name, event you would like to attend, email address and company.  Also, if you have dietary or accommodation requests, please include those as well.  We will also accept walk ins to this event.


Out of town guests are invited to book room at the DoubleTree for a special conference rate of $99/night. Use the group code THR when booking online at www.TulsaDowntown.DoubleTree.com or by phone at (800) 838-7914.

Become a sponsor

Download the PDF and for levels and benefits.

2014 Return on Inclusion Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


CEO/Executive Breakfast Sponsor


 Morning Keynote Sponsor


Summit Sponsor


Luncheon Keynote Sponsor


Equality Leaders



 Inclusion Partners

The University of Tulsa
YWCA Tulsa

Contact us

Justice Waidner Smith, TAHRA VP of Diversity, co-chair

Mana Tahaie, co-chair