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Concurrent Session
Embedding Equity, Inclusion & Belonging into the Core Business Strategy
Chatham Ballroom C
In-Person and Virtual Tuesday 10/31/2023 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical) | Intended Audience: Advanced (Elevating DEI)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn about the importance of weaving EI&B into business objectives to drive systemic impact and fuel growth in their organizations. 

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited.

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Equity, Inclusion and Belonging is not just an HR function, but rather a growth enabler for business and people. To drive sustainable and positive systemic and cultural impact, EI&B needs to be core to the enterprise-wide strategy. It should be woven into the baseline, starting with business objectives. When done right, EI&B fuels an innovative and authentic workforce, bolsters hiring and retention, fosters consumer connections and ultimately drives growth.

Learning Objectives:

  • What EI&B can mean for your bottom line, and how to incorporate the right objectives in your business strategy.
  • The role of EI&B across a variety of business functions – from marketing to finance.
  • How creating a more inclusive approach to hiring leads to stronger candidates, diversity of ideas and insights, and enhanced creativity and innovation.
  • Why employees want to work for - and stay at - companies that prioritize EI&B, supporting retention, engagement and trust in their employer. 
  • When a company prioritizes EI&B, it not only meets the growing demands of consumers, but it builds increased cultural competence and will allow the brand to connect more authentically with diverse audiences.

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All virtual sessions inherently run the risk of audio or visual issues due to factors out of our control. If any technical difficulties arise, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work diligently to resolve it. All virtual sessions, unless marked as "LIVE ONLY" or "VIRTUAL LIVE ONLY", are recorded and will be available to view on demand until December 1, 2023.

Katrina Thornton Photo
Katrina Thornton, Chief Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Officer,
Taco Bell
Jonathan Jordan Photo
Jonathan Jordan, General Manager, Edelman Southern California,
Joelle Martinez Photo
Joelle Martinez, President and CEO,
Latino Leadership Institute
Vu H. Pham, Ph.D. Photo
Vu H. Pham, Ph.D., Chair,
Elevate & Spectrum Knowledge