Tinisha AgramonteTinisha Agramonte

Chief Diversity Officer at Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Tinisha Agramonte, the Architect of the First Generation Professionals Initiative, a first of its kind Federal government diversity and inclusion program, is a highly regarded Civil Rights and Diversity Champion whose personal and professional mission is to advance equitable opportunities for all. She has 25 years of experience in the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), diversity, civil rights, and human relations arenas as a civil servant, consultant, university instructor, and trainer/facilitator.

Throughout her 23-year federal career, Agramonte held leadership positions with various Federal agencies, including the Departments of Commerce, Veterans Affairs, Army, and Air Force, and the U.S. Small Business Administration. As a principal advisor, she provided executive leadership, strategic direction and guidance, leading agencies through transformation efforts, strategically embedding and integrating innovative and forward thinking EEO, civil rights, and diversity programs into day-to-day agency operations. She led and implemented policies and programs that impacted workforces up to 300,000 employees and were recognized as best practices in the federal government.

Agramonte was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2013 and served in SES capacities for seven years before recently resigning to accept a position as the Chief Diversity Officer for Motorola Solutions, Inc. Agramonte was also an adjunct instructor for Chapman University, teaching senior-level Diversity Management courses. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from California State University, Hayward and her Master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Takes part in

May, 21 4:00 PM CEST
Stage 2
Panel Discussion

Solving DEI Challenges in a Remote Workforce

Inclusion is a key driver of innovation and engagement, which have been sorely tested during this time of worldwide disruption for more than a year. As companies started shifting to remote work during the corona virus pandemic, they should consider taking extra measures to ensure that all employees are included and have equal opportunities. DEI is an issue for organizations, even in a normal in-person office environment, but the problem can intensify with distance.

For example, when multiple professionals work together, miscommunication can happen due to differences in cultural norms, communication styles, and expectations. In a globally distributed workforce that doesn’t have as many possibilities for in-person connections, this can be even more of a risk.

So how to make sure remote employees all receive equal support? And how to build truly inclusive remote teams?

Our speakers in this panel will consider the following topics:

  • The new challenges and opportunities presented by remote work
  • Harnessing the power of analytics and DEI to transform the future workplace
  • Conceptualizing and measuring workplace diversity in a remote setting
Speakers
Monika Navandar Founder and Chief D&I Consultant at NeoSeven Solutions
Kristen Anderson Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Barilla
DK Bartley Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Moody’s
Tinisha Agramonte Chief Diversity Officer at Motorola Solutions, Inc.
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