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Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts

June 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

LeadingAge NJ & DE is pleased to offer this complimentary virtual training event for association members. 

Not sure if you’re a member? Reach out to us at info@leadingagenjde.org to confirm your membership and eligibility.

Ouch!  That Stereotype Hurts will provide a deeper understanding of the impact of stereotypical comments and why people do not speak up against stereotypes and other related behaviors.  Attendees will learn techniques on how to speak up against biased behavior without blame or guilt. 

This training is complimentary but registration is required. Email info@leadingagenjde.org to get the registration link.


  1. Understand the impact of stereotypes and biased statements, even when casually said.
  2. Identify the most common reasons people sit silent in the face of bias and stereotypes.
  3. Enhance skills for speaking up against stereotypes without blame or guilt.


Dr. Jennifer Jimenez Maraña is one of today’s foremost authorities in diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is a nationally recognized expert in fields ranging from higher education to healthcare, and her insight and engineering of strategic initiatives has been incorporated at some of our country’s most prestigious organizations.  Maraña Consulting incorporates her leadership and training into a cohesive package that includes diversity training, consultation, and keynote addresses.

Dr. Maraña’s research on women of color chief diversity officers connected the experiences of groundbreaking professionals around the country and furthered this academic study. Other areas of study include the experiences of Asian Americans, first-generation college students, self-efficacy, and intersectionality.  Despite an educational pedigree that started with a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a master’s degree from the acclaimed Counseling and Personnel Services program at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a PhD in Education from Claremont Graduate University, Dr. Maraña’s most proud accomplishment has been raising three children, poignantly blessed with her oldest having spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy.

This profound experience deepens her empathy of others’ diverse lived journeys, and humanizes her commitment to teach and train others to better connect across different backgrounds.


June 11
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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