Events with tag “Racial inclusion”

May, 21 5:00 PM CEST
Big Ideas Stage
Panel Discussion

Confronting Racism and Injustice in the “New Normal” Corporate World

How can we confront systemic racism and injustice in the workplace? And what can be done to be a good ally and recognize your own privilege? The speakers in this panel will discuss the following topics:

  • One year after George Floyd's murder, has the corporate world become less racist?
  • Power, privilege and equity: How do they look in the transformed post-COVID workplace
  • What is the level of anti-racism corporate policies and practices?
Speakers
Amber Hikes Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at ACLU
Ericka Jones Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leader
Odessa Jenkins President of Emtrain
Janine Yancey Founder & CEO of Emtrain
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May, 21 10:00 PM CEST
Big Ideas Stage
Panel Discussion

Current State of Diversity & Inclusion: Panel on Polarization

How should we lead on inclusion in the new environment? Looking at the research over the past 12 months, the panel will discuss:

  • Is polarization getting worse or better?
  • Is there too much of a focus on race?
  • ‘Heat’ vs ‘light’ approaches to driving social and behavioral change
  • How we can talk about race and other high stakes issues in ways that help
  • Is there a difference between what our organization needs vs. what it is ready for?
Speakers
Wei-Li Chong U.S. President of MindGym
Dr. Janet Ahn Chief Behavioural Science Officer at MindGym 
Tessa West Associate Professor at New York University (NYU)
Khalil Smith Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement at Akamai
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May, 23 7:00 PM CEST
Workshop

Unpacking Bias: Fostering Awareness and Growth to Diminish Discrimination in the Workplace.

Bias—implicit or explicit prejudice—is a significant barrier to creating environments that are diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Bias is also a basic feature of being human. Starting from the premise that everyone is biased, and that awareness is the first step to action, this workshop will take a deep dive into the phenomenon of bias and how it informs perception and behavior.


Speakers
Essie Martsinkovsky Founder of Vokative LLC
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May, 24 5:00 PM CEST
Workshop

What To Say When You Don’t Know What To Say: Techniques to Navigate Uncomfortable Conversations and Support Inclusive Behaviors in the Workplace

Caught off-guard by a comment? Wish you could unsay something you said? Unsure how to respond? In this 90-minute, interactive session, participants will move from a state of shock to an informed plan of action by gaining awareness of the impact of microaggressions in the workplace and the risks associated with navigating them. Learn to work together with understanding and empathy and build relationships without burning bridges by applying a framework and tools designed to help everyone at every level become more comfortable having uncomfortable conversations.

Speakers
Dianne Sharp Parks Founder of The Bootstrap Initiative
Lisa Balser Certified Diversity Executive, Founder of New & Improved
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