Concurrent Session
Empowering Differences
Pacific Jewel C
In-Person Tuesday 10/25/2022 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical) | Intended Audience: Beginner (Committing to DEI), Advanced (Elevating DEI), Intermediate (Fostering DEI)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn Empowerment Steps to change the way you approach DEI. 

Session seating is first come, first served. Thank you for your cooperation.

Empowering Differences is the intentional action of using power and authority for yourself or others while positioning ways in which you are not the same as the people around you. Leveraging differences, what makes you unique, to empower yourself and others to make real change happen. Founded as a 4-Step Process of Empowerment, Ashley T. Brundage will cover how to use these steps as well as preview how to create Empowering Actions within your organization as the final step. Connecting Ashley's 8 years of research on the 10 most common differences aligned to the 10 Empowering Actions will create a domino effect for all of your teams to seek out empowerment.

Ashley also will interweave a portion of her personal story in overcoming harassment, discrimination and homelessness as an out trans woman to gain employment as part time associate then to VP of DEI at PNC bank in 4 years.

Learning Objectives:

  • Navigation and distinction of Authority & Power Items of Empowerment.
  • Connection of DEI through empowerment of people without leading with DEI branding problem.
Ashley T. Brundage Photo
Ashley T. Brundage, President and CEO,
Empowering Differences