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2nd Annual Best Practices in Diversity & Inclusion

Fostering a diverse and inclusive corporate culture to advance innovation and empowerment

28-30 Jan 2020
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Austin, TX, United States of America

Conference Workshop

Tapping into Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to Gain Market Insights

Employee resource groups add diversity, equity, and inclusion into an employee’s workplace and day-to-day routine. Expanding on employee resource groups to propel other business efforts can lead to success into a variety of spaces all the while focusing on D&I efforts and creating a cohesive work environment

Workshop Moderator: Alison Crawford

Company: Sr. Global Program Manager- Diversity & Inclusion at Uber

Conference Workshop

Training an Inclusive Leader to Contribute D&I Efforts

The workplace is ever changing with new faces being added all the time. Giving leaders the training and tools to lead these new employees inclusively will ensure D&I be carried out in all business aspects. Working inclusivity from the top down in training will be able to embed D&I into even the smallest roles

Workshop Moderator: Nereida (Neddy) Perez

Company:Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at McCormick & Company

Why You Should Attend

2nd Annual Best Practices in Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion has been at the forefront of corporate culture strategy to drive performance and ensure optimal business results. Complications have brought to light gaps and shortcomings of a diversity and inclusion strategy and actual execution in the day to day. Companies must revisit practices in to measure outcomes against strategy as employees have shown more care and concern in the workplace. Employees want to work for organizations that care about social issues and business issues together, and consumers want to buy from organizations that believe and demonstrate these initiatives as well which starts from the inside out. Therefore, diversity and inclusion must take a broader view to encompass employee engagement, workplace fairness, internal bias, human rights to name a few.

This premier marcus evans conference will permit attendees the opportunity to address current business and cultural climate that impacts corporate performance and outcomes. Attendees will examine innovative strategies to overcome shortcomings in real life execution of a comprehensive and robust diversity and inclusion strategy.

Key Topics

  • Ensure leadership buy-in ad engagement in D&I initiatives
  • Train inclusive leaders to initiate D&I practices
  • Enhance company culture through sense of belonging
  • Utilize employee resource groups in decision making
  • Quantitatively measure inclusion and define results for a stronger workplace

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    marcus evans specialises in the research and development of strategic events for senior business executives. From our international network of 63 offices, marcus evans produces over 1000 event days a year on strategic issues in corporate finance, telecommunications, technology, health, transportation, capital markets, human resources and business improvement.

    Above all, marcus evans provides clients with business information and knowledge which enables them to sustain a valuable competitive advantage and makes a positive contribution to their success.

    Event Partners

    Practical Insights From

    Markus Achord
    Former Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Leader

    Howard Rankin
    Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President, Employee Relations
    Best Buy

    Lori Costew
    Chief Diversity Officer and Director of People Strategy
    Ford Motor Company

    Holli Martinez
    VP Diversity & Inclusion

    Wendolyn Washington
    Director, Diversity & Inclusion
    Intel Corporation

    Bahja Johnson
    Color Proud Council Founder Gap, Inc. & Director of Global Merchandising
    Banana Republic

    Nereida (Neddy) Perez
    Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion
    McCormick & Company

    Christopher Johnson
    Director, Inclusion and Diversity
    Humana, Inc.

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • “Very practical and diverse panel of speakers.” – Adidas
    • “This has been an amazing experience! So far this has been the most educational, tangible, and collaborative D&I conference I’ve attended-highly recommend!” –T-Mobile
    • “The smaller size of this event encourages real networking and establishing relationships. Most speakers shared specific tactics that we can take back and implement at our companies.” –Houston Methodist
    • “I absolutely enjoyed this conference! Very informative with dynamic and diverse speakers, unique opportunity, fostering collaboration” –New York Road Runners
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    Event Contact

    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Jeremy Wise

    455 N Cityfront Plaza 9th Floor Chicago, IL 60611

    +1 312.540.3000 x6523