For nearly 40 years, Faye Richardson-Green held leadership positions with nonprofit organizations and Grand Rapids institutions, such as Steelcase. Now owner of a consulting firm, she is also a founding board member of Partners for a Racism-Free Community.
Richardson-Green, the Frederik Meijer Honors College’s Meijer Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, will share her experiences with Grand Valley students, faculty and staff at 5 p.m. on September 29 in the Grand River Room of the Kirkhof Center.
Her lecture opens the 2023-2024 Wheelhouse Talks and the Meijer Lecture Series, which present leaders from a variety of backgrounds to share their philosophies and expertise with the Grand Valley community.
On Friday, she will examine a technique she has used multiple times in her antiracism work, and one she currently employs in the classroom for her honors seminar class.
“I want to help deepen my students’ understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion, so that they really get a deeper understanding of themselves, and how their own biases for and against whatever, and how their biases impact decisions that they make and or will make as leaders,” Richardson-Green said.