Diversity: How Employers Can Match Words With Deeds

Promises were made, now promises need to be kept. But that's the hard part. How can progress be jump-started? Based on experience with D&I initiatives, what works and what doesn't? What is the latest thinking on bias mitigation in hiring, inclusion, and promotion? What training and incentives are most effective for holding leaders accountable for making sustainable progress? And how can leaders have those uncomfortable conversations about what needs to happen–and who should be included in these conversations?

From Day One is a Recertification Provider for SHRM and HRCI. This session is eligible for 3 credits from both organizations. The Activity IDs will be sent to attendees after the conclusion of the session.


All times shown below are U.S. Eastern Time

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 12:25 PM
Opening Remarks – Nick Baily, co-founder, From Day One & Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
12:25 PM - 12:55 PM
Opening Fireside Chat: A Company Appoints Its First-ever Chief Diversity Officer. What Happens Next?

How the head of DEI at AMC Networks embarked on a strategy, built a structure for change, pursued a culture of belonging, and aligned the brand's message–both inside and out.


Aisha Thomas-Petit, AMC Networks, chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer


Sharon Epperson, CNBC, senior personal finance correspondent

12:55 PM - 01:00 PM
Main Stage Intro - Kaylan Clemons, head of talent engagement, From Day One
01:00 PM - 01:20 PM
Thought Leadership Spotlight: Diversity and Inclusion at Chevron: A Conversation with Josetta Jones

Christine Trodella, Head of Americas, Workplace from Facebook

Josetta Jones, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Chevron

01:20 PM - 01:25 PM
Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
01:25 PM - 02:05 PM
Panel: Encouraging Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

The traditional office culture of "acting professional" tends to draw on a monoculture from decades ago, yet research has established that companies with truly diverse teams are more innovative, perceptive, and profitable. How can employers foster a team of whole selves, where workers don't have to rely on code-switching, conformity, and hiding their personal lives in order to fit in? What can employers do to embrace the differing workstyles of a multi-generational workforce?


Denise Reed Lamoreaux, global chief diversity officer, Atos

La Toya Haynes, director, racial equity, Intuit

Heather Tinsley-Fix, senior advisor, AARP

Rocio Lopez, senior manager (management consulting health & public service group), Accenture

Dion Bullock, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) strategy lead, Bravely


Lydia Dishman, contributing editor, Fast Company

02:05 PM - 02:10 PM
Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
02:10 PM - 02:30 PM
Fireside Chat: How to Make the Workplace a Meritocracy

Behind the scenes of a work in progress at a fast-growing company, where DEI analytics and thoughtful conversations are part of the drive for transparency, humility and action.


KeyAnna Schmiedl, global head, culture and inclusion, Wayfair


Lydia Dishman, contributing editor, Fast Company

02:30 PM - 02:35 PM
Main Stage Intro - Kaylan Clemons, head of talent engagement, From Day One
02:35 PM - 03:20 PM
Workshop: How to Identify and Report DE&I Analytics to the Board

In 2020, we experienced BLM. In 2021, it was a reckoning of social justice for Asians and Asian Pacific Islanders. Both of these social dynamics took place alongside #MeToo and gender inequality. We’re in a wave of social justice and re-calibrating our values and ethics as our employees, investors, consumers and partners look on. Recalibrating values and ethics is the responsibility of the Chief Compliance Officer, and a failure to recalibrate appropriately is resulting in unions, shareholder lawsuits and increasing pressure to place employees on company boards. Join us as we discuss how Compliance Officers can identify and report on the key indicators of workforce equity and inclusion to their Board and leverage benchmark data to improve the diversity, equity and inclusion of their workforce.

Janine Yancey, Founder & CEO, Emtrain

Odessa Jenkins, President, Emtrain

02:35 PM - 03:20 PM
Workshop: Organizational Resilience

One of the biggest impediments to change is the inability or unwillingness for companies and teams to self-reflect on their current culture and operating models. This workshop will challenge attendees to identify their archetype before we share modern practices of the first movers and fast followers.

Rocky Ozaki, founder & CEO, Now of Work

Craig Goodfriend, Sales Manager, Large Enterprise, Workplace from Facebook

03:20 PM - 03:25 PM
Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
03:25 PM - 04:05 PM
Panel: The Keys to Retaining the Diversity of Your Team

Many employers succeed in recruiting and hiring a diverse team, but have trouble keeping sought after-talent. What are the best ways to fix this leaky-bucket problem? How can they find the right combination of career development, continuous education, pay equity and recognition? How can structural bias be mitigated, especially when it comes to compensation and advancement?


Jonathan Mayes, SVP and chief diversity officer, Albertsons Companies

Sonali Satpathy, VP, diversity, equity, inclusion & well-being, Schneider Electric

Gerri Mason Hall, VP diversity, inclusion & belonging, NetApp

Desiree Booker, Founder & CEO, ColorVizion Lab LLC

Larry Baker, LCW, Consultant


Emily Nordquist, senior program manager, Baumhart Center Loyola University Chicago

04:05 PM - 04:10 PM
Main Stage Intro - Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
04:10 PM - 04:40 PM
Closing Fireside Chat: How the 'Culture Team' at Yelp Brings It All Together

Instead of working with silos, this leader combines diversity, engagement and social impact to create a more powerful and holistic effect across the whole company.


Miriam Warren, Yelp, chief diversity officer


Courtney Connley, CNBC Make It, careers reporter

04:40 PM - 04:45 PM
Closing Remarks – Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One
04:45 PM - 05:05 PM
Expo/Happy Hour