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How I made my Passion my Business

How I made my Passion my Business

Nona Lee/ diversityjournal.com /PDJ - Q3 2022 Issue From the earliest moments in my career, it was clear that if I wanted to accomplish my dreams I was going to have to prove myself. I am an openly gay black woman. These immutable characteristics that make me who I am have frequently made me the subject of both intentional and unintentional bias....

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Gender pay gap is leading to dangerous realities for our athletes

Gender pay gap is leading to dangerous realities for our athletes

Nona Lee / sportsbusinessjournal.com / Aug 22, 2022 NINE YEARS!!! I still sit here at a complete loss for words after these proceedings and the “hands down verdict” against, and sentencing of, Brittney Griner in a Russian court. Not because I’m “surprised” at the harshness of her sentencing; I’m not, given the current political tension between...

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Bouncing Back with Nona Lee

Bouncing Back with Nona Lee

Bouncing Back with Nona Lee (podcast) / natlawreview.com / August 3, 2022 The creation of the WNBA sparked something in Nona Lee. From that moment, she knew she wanted to work in sports. One problem: she had no experience; she was a litigator. In this episode of Bouncing Back, Nona shares with Rebecca Glatzer what gave her the drive and...

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Teams, athletes, coaches: We need your voices more than ever

Teams, athletes, coaches: We need your voices more than ever

Nona Lee / sportsbusinessjournal.com / 7.18.2022 In the wake of the school shootings in Uvalde, Texas, I’ve seen countless posts and quotes from some of our country’s most renowned influencers. Professional athletes and celebrities have expressed their concern and disgust for yet another unspeakable act that resulted in the loss of so many lives....

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Women Winning Wellbeing – Thank You to all of our Fabulous Women!

Women Winning Wellbeing – Thank You to all of our Fabulous Women!

How Women Win Our Way / YouTube.com / June 17, 2022 Nona Lee, Founder and CEO of Truth DEI Consulting, speaks about how we can respect and own our value. Her winning strategy is to take the lessons we learned as an athlete and translate them into business. From the Life Training Academy - 10 Talks Podcast (which are also available on iTunes and...

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Don’t Wait Until The “Right” Time To Live Out Your Purpose

Don’t Wait Until The “Right” Time To Live Out Your Purpose

After 22 years and a successful career with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Nona pivoted her life to pursue her passion for diversity, equity and inclusion. In this week’s Spared Change episode, she reminds the listeners to “Trust yourself!" Change can be uncomfortable, but if you work through the uncomfortable parts, you can effect change where...

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Executive Transactions

Executive Transactions

People and Pop Culture / Executive Transactions / D-backs Exec VP & Chief Legal Officer NONA LEE resigned after 22 years to follow her passion to create lasting change with her work in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). She was the first ever Associate Legal Council of the Suns and later founded the Phoenix Women’s Sports Association as a platform for helping women find their power through sports…

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Nona Lee Starts Truth DEI to Push Diversity

Nona Lee Starts Truth DEI to Push Diversity

Brian Baxter / Bloomberg Law / Nona Lee, the only openly gay Black woman in the executive tier of Major League Baseball, has resigned as chief legal officer of the Arizona Diamondbacks to pursue her passion of diversity and equity.

Lee has formed Truth DEI, a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultancy catering to companies, sports teams, and other organizations. She already has client in the Diamondbacks, where she spent 22 years, 17 as the top in-house lawyer…

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MLB Executive Pursues Career in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

MLB Executive Pursues Career in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

PR Newswire / Arizona Diamondbacks Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Nona Lee, resigns from the organization to follow her passion to create lasting change with her work in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in America’s corporations, sports teams and organizations. Nona Lee has launched a consulting company, Truth DEI, for CEO’s, Entrepreneurs and Organizational Leaders wanting to confidently be empowered with diversity, equity and inclusion knowledge to lead their organization to meaningful change…

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MLB’s Diamondbacks CLO Leaves To Start DEI Consulting Co.

MLB’s Diamondbacks CLO Leaves To Start DEI Consulting Co.

Michelle Gorman / Law 360 / The chief legal officer of the Arizona Diamondbacks, who became the MLB’s only openly gay and only black woman to be an executive vice president has stepped down to form a consultancy company focused on enhancing corporate diversity, equity and inclusion, according to an announcement Thursday… 

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