Making Your Company a Magnet for a Diverse Workforce 

More than ever, workers are attracted to inclusive, diverse company cultures. How can companies make diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) a foundation of the hiring process and beyond? What are the most effective ways to stay accountable and follow through on commitments to DEI?


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 and Steve Koepp, Co-Founders, From Day One
12:55 PM - 01:15 PM
Three Ways to Make Your DEI Efforts Stick (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Learn three ways to build an action-driven culture that supports long-term dedication and follow-through on your goals for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB).

Christina Tymony, Senior DEIB Strategy and Enablement Manager, SeekOut

12:25 PM - 12:50 PM
The Talent Hunt: Learning to Look to Non-Traditional Sources for Success (Fireside Chat)

Since the pipeline of strong candidates is not infinite, employers will need to be innovative in finding a diversity of candidates in places they haven’t looked before, as well as offering benefits and job flexibility to be appealing to a larger talent pool.


Jin Ivacic, Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Hyatt Hotels


Megan Ulu-Lani Boyanton, Business Reporter, the Denver Post

01:20 PM - 02:00 PM
How Inclusive Benefits Can Help Attract and Retain a Diverse Workforce (Panel)

When benefits are delivered as one-size-fits-all, they tend to favor the majority and the typical. But for today's more diverse workforce, that brings inequities that show up in the kinds of benefits offered, how they're communicated to employees, and how they're delivered. What can employers do to find and fix these inequities?


Singleton Beato, Global Executive Vice President, Chief DEI Officer, McCann Worldgroup

Carol McBride, Vice President, Benefits, Mr. Cooper

Lizzie Wright, Director of Customer Success, Carrot Fertility

Jessica Kim, Co-Founder and CEO, Ianacare


Lydia Dishman, Senior Editor for Growth and Engagement, Fast Company

02:05 PM - 02:25 PM
How Employers Can Get Out of Their Own Way in Measuring Talent (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

When companies confine their search for tech talent to people with traditional pedigrees like four-year college degrees, they’re missing out on a much larger and more diverse labor pool. Yet a new movement toward hiring based on skills rather than background is finding employers the new workers they need, as well as launching digital careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities. Kim Mitchell, VP of Program Strategy at NPower and a veteran corporate leader, will show how talent acquisition could benefit from this change in thinking.


Kim Mitchell, Vice President of Program Strategy, NPower


Steve Koepp, Chief Content Officer, From Day One

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Why Financial Wellness Is Foundational to DEI Initiatives (Workshop)

An employee’s background, upbringing, race, and education can have an impact on their finances and how they perceive their employment, compensation, and benefits. In this workshop, we’ll discuss: Offering individualized support while providing equitable benefits to all employees; uncovering feedback on what topics your employees need support with; and leveraging employee resource groups (ERGs) and financial advisors to create a safe space for niche content to support a diversity of communities.

Veronica Taylor, Financial Planner, Northstar

Britt Barney, Manager of Customer Success, Northstar

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
The Great Shift to Quantifiable Diversity Goals and How to Combat the Greatest Challenges to Ambitious Programs (Workshop)

Over the past three years, some of the most admired companies in the world have moved to public commitments of quantifiable diversity-hiring goals. We will explore the processes of translating these goals for recruiting, talent management and HR, including what the data tells us every organization should be looking at, the most commonly implemented solutions and time to results, and some of the hardest challenges to unlock.

Athena Karp, CEO and Founder, HiredScore

03:20 PM - 04:00 PM
Persisting With Progress on Diversity and Inclusion, Even During a Downturn (Panel)

In the past, challenging times in business brought setbacks to diversity and inclusion. Traditional methods for cutbacks–like last-in, first-out approaches to layoffs–tended to disfavor marginalized employees. What new methods and insights can companies embrace to make sure that doesn’t happen as business navigates a potentially challenging 2023?


Paul Francisco, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, State Street Corp.

Aryeh Lehrer, Vice President, Talent Management and Acquisition, DEI&B, Comcast

Mona Sloane, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, New York University Tandon School of Engineering

Rebecca Warren, Director of Customer Success, Eightfold


Spencer Whitney, Digital Editor, KQED (NPR/PBS San Francisco)

04:05 PM - 04:30 PM
Exposing a Culture of Exclusion at the Most Prestigious Firm on Wall Street (Fireside Chat)

As one of the highest-ranking women at Goldman Sachs, Jamie Fiore Higgins endured an environment of harassment and exclusionary behavior. In a riveting, tell-all book, she sounds the alarm about the culture of finance and Corporate America, while offering clear ideas for creating a fairer workplace.


Jamie Fiore Higgins, author of Bully Market: My Story of Money and Misogyny at Goldman Sachs


Nicole Smith, Editorial Audience Director, Harvard Business Review

04:30 PM - 04:35 PM
Closing Remarks