Panel Discussion

An Intersectional Approach to Addressing All Inequalities

May 21, 2021 4:00 PM CEST GET TICKETS

The term intersectionality is becoming more common in discussions of DEI. Still, many employers aren’t sure what it means—or why it matters in their workplace.

Many HR and diversity professionals tend to focus on one type of discrimination at a time. But humans themselves aren’t one-dimensional. For instance, Black women earn substantially less on average than their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts for doing the same jobs. And the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is more than twice the rate for people without disabilities. For a worker who is a Black woman with a disability, these two issues are compounded.

If corporate inclusion efforts don’t prioritize intersectionality, they risk being counterproductive — and can potentially even be harmful.

So how to build an intersectional DEI strategy with true belonging, empathy and inclusion in a company?

Our speakers will examine the following topics in this panel:

Speakers
Cornell Verdeja-Woodson Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Headspace, Founder & CEO at Brave Trainings
Mita Mallick Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact at Carta
Mx. Pips Bunce Head of Global Markets Technology Strategic Programs at Credit Suisse