Upcoming Event: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

13.8.19 by ellen grealish

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace. How Women can Negotiate and Advocate for Advancement.
When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Where: Matthews, Carter & Boyce – 1st Floor Conf. Center
The facts:
  • Average annual earnings for women are $9,909 less than men
  • Men hold 62% of manager positions to women’s 38%
  • Less than 25% of C-suite executives are women
  • Women are less likely to have access to senior leaders
Studies consistently find that there are no gender differences in leadership ability. How can organizations foster more equitable workplaces? And how can women more successfully negotiate and advocate for advancement?
Join us for a networking event and panel discussion on diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and learn about tactics women can utilize to become better advocates for ourselves and each other.
Featured Panelists:
Vandana Das
Vandana Das is a Diversity & Inclusion practitioner passionate about ensuring all people in the work environment feel empowered to work up to their full potential. She has more than 21 years of experience working with management and staff to achieve organizational goals. She offers keen perspective on challenges women sometimes face in the workplace and how to overcome them. She is currently consulting at the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) where she has received corporate awards for Diversity & Inclusion initiatives.
Kaitlyn Sullins
Kaitlyn Sullins oversees Nestlé USA’s Employee Engagement Groups — ensuring alignment with Nestlé’s Ways of Winning — and develops overall strategy, building out D&I strategic marketing and communication plans both internally and externally. She supports various business units and helps identify gaps and areas of opportunity with respect to diverse representation.
Jackeline Stewart
Jackeline Stewart is Vice President, Brand, Multicultural Communication with Edelman. She is a communication strategist with experience creating and disseminating transformative narratives to help advance immigration reform, racial justice, and impact investing.
She has worked with corporate foundations, national nonprofits, and thought leaders to develop dynamic strategies that reach, engage and activate diverse audiences to create change. Jackeline has served civil right and racial justice organizations like the Ford Foundation and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and served in the Obama Administration as Press Secretary at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).
Moderator:
Ellen Grealish, Partner/Co-Founder, Flex Professionals 
FlexProfessionals, a flexible staffing company that helps companies gain access to an untapped, highly qualified talent pool looking for meaningful, flexible work. Over 90% of their 16,000 candidates are college-educated women who are either looking to return to the professional workforce after a career break or who want to scale back or transition into a more flexible role. The firm is a great source of gender-diverse talent for large companies looking to strengthen their diversity initiatives. They have been profiled on the Today Show and covered by The Washington Post, New York Times, and Forbes.

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