Moving From Conversation to Action – Continued


Please join us for a series of virtual conversations focused on how to turn words into actions, become true allies, and address racism head-on.



Watch Our Past Sessions:

Tuesday, June 23

1PM – 1:45PM EDT Why It’s Time for the Workplace to Get Uncomfortable About Race
Time and again, one thing hinders leaders’ attempts to create a more equal workplace: fear. In order to make concrete progress, we have to be willing to get uncomfortable. Leaders share their experiences in overcoming their fear and taking action.

Natalie Duvall, Head of Events, Dope Black Mums
Liz Gray, Co-Head, CAA Brand Consulting, CAA
Charlotte Hayes, Girl Up Advisor and Board Member
Monique LaRocque Ashton, SVP, Feinstein Kean Healthcare, an Ogilvy Company, and Rockville City Council Member
Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient

Wednesday, June 24

10AM – 10:45AM EDT  Microaggressions, Explained: Understanding the Daily Experiences of Black Colleagues
Psychologists call microaggressions “death by a thousand cuts.” We examine the toll these insidious, everyday comments and actions take on the Black community — and explore how to identify and stamp them out in the workplace.

Carina White, Head of Branding and Marketing, Dope Black Mums
LaVerne Council, CEO, Emerald One

Terri Cooper, Chief Inclusion Officer, Deloitte
Anna Blue, Chief Next Gen Officer, The Female Quotient
Arielle Dulberg, Talent Engagement Program Manager, YouTube Staffing

Thursday, June 25

10AM – 10:45AM EDT What Can We Do as Individuals to Make Meaningful Change
We examine the steps that need to be taken to create a truly equitable society and how we can play an active role in building it.

Laisha Dismuke, Human Capital Consultant
Joyce Liu-Countryman, Film & TV Impact Producer, Eat With Me Productions
Maya French, Co-Founder, Koia
Leonora Miller, Author
Saba Soomekh, Ph.D, Associate Director, AJC-LA, Lecturer, The Academy for Jewish Religion-CA

1PM – 1:45PM EDT From Pipeline to Pathway: A Game Plan to Get More Black Women into Leadership Roles
Black women are underrepresented at every level of leadership, but particularly in the C-suite. We uncover the roadblocks that Black women routinely face in their careers and outline how to foster talent all the way up the ladder.

Melissa Finney, Director of Client Partnerships, Spotify
Bertram Byam, Director of Customer Success, Remesh
Van Adams, President, VanAdams Sports Group
Natasha Shields, VP Product, The Atlantic
Sage Quiamno, Co-founder, Future for Us
Ronda Carnegie, Chief Innovation Officer, The Female Quotient

Tuesday, June 30

10AM – 10:45AM EDT Thinking Beyond The Now: How to Future-Proof Inclusion Efforts
Many leaders are taking immediate action to address inequalities within their organizations. However, for these efforts to stick, we need to think forward and uncover potential barriers coming down the line. We will explore how we can plan for long term change.

Laisha Dismuke, Cultural Advisor, The Female Quotient
Lybra Clemons, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisor
Tiffany Martin, Owner and Coach, tkmFIT Health & Fitness
Sarah Hillware, Founder & Board Chair, Girls Health Ed
Juliana Jaoudi, Senior Director, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Tonie Leatherberry, Board Relations Director, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory and President, Deloitte Foundation

Wednesday, July 1

1PM – 1:45PM EDT Promoting Progress: How Managers Can Guide Healthy Discussions About Race
The ability to discuss racism is imperative for today’s leaders. We explore steps managers can take to facilitate discussion, address people’s fears of saying the wrong thing, and facing conflict head-on.

Jill Wesley, Founder, Science + Soul of Speaking
Kristy Singletary, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Verizon Media
Steven Huang, Inclusion & Diversity Advisor, Jumpstart
Dr. Nika White, President and CEO, Nika White Consulting
David Bedrick, Speaker, Teacher, and Author