Jodi-Ann Burey is on a mission to develop solutions that support racial equality in the healthcare system, widely known as the creator and host of the Black Cancer podcast. A survivor of cancer herself, Jodi-Ann knows first-hand the personal and systematic factors at play in the healthcare system. Now booked as a diversity and inclusion speaker, Jodi-Ann covers topics such as navigating discrimination in the workplace, creating more equitable and inclusive workplaces and disability awareness.
Achieving a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan, Jodi-Ann is passionate about equality in the healthcare system. Recognising that equality is more important than ever, Jodi-Ann highlights the disadvantages that Black women face in treatment and care. As a cancer survivor, Jodi-Ann created the Black Cancer podcast to share the experiences of Black people with cancer. On a mission to achieve social change, Jodi-Ann disrupts businesses to become more inclusive and diverse.
Previously, Jodi-Ann has been invited to deliver the TEDx talk The Myth of Bringing Your Full Authentic Self to Work, in which she disrupted traditional narratives of workplace racism. She has also contributed to countless articles, including Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome, Three Ways Structural Racism Could Be Hurting You at Work and What Black Women’s Equal Pay Means to Me. Jodi-Ann is also currently working on publishing her own book, in which she supports women of colour in work, healthcare, relationships and more.
Having formerly spoken for the likes of Stacey Abrams and Senator Kamala Harris, Jodi-Ann is highly sought as a diversity and inclusion speaker for events. A confident speaker and conference facilitator, Jodi-Ann empowers audiences to go out and create the change they want to see in the world. Believing that we all have the capacity to change, Jodi-Ann covers topics of authenticity at work, health equity, imposter syndrome at work and more. When looking for an expert diversity and inclusion speaker, Jodi-Ann Burey is a fantastic choice.
“Jodi-Ann is a rare, magical kind of public speaker who does two things at the same time: she introduces concepts, ideas, and frameworks in an engaging, relatable, and often hilarious way, while at the same time making her audience feel smart, special and included while they’re learning new things. She has a warm generous presence as a speaker, and she’s eminently trustworthy. She doesn’t sugarcoat things and she grounds her conclusions in lived experience and hard data.”
“Jodi-Ann came to speak at Amazon for our company-wide diversity, equity, inclusion CORE+ Kick-Off: Change Systems not Individuals. She guided us through our awareness, accountability, action framework and brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise grounded in her professional and lived experience- in a way that really resonated with our employees. Those who attended described it as a valuable and eye-opening experience. We are so glad she was able to share her time with us and we look forward to welcoming her back again in the future.”