February Virtual: Measuring And Accounting For Progress In DEI

Wednesday, February 15, 2023


Beyond Good Intentions: Measuring and Accounting for Progress in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The corporate world has responded to calls for racial equity over the last two years, evolving their DEI functions and making efforts to follow through, sometimes with mixed results. At this point, how can companies measure the progress they’ve gained in creating inclusive, equitable work environments–and position themselves to sustain it? How can employers measure the feeling of belonging?

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 - 12:50 PM
Opening Fireside Chat


Robert Perkins, Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Mondelēz International


John Simons, Executive Editor, Time 

12:55 PM - 01:15 PM
Unlocking Productivity in your Workforce (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Abstract: Improving employee productivity and ultimately performance starts with the number one driver: Wellbeing.
In this session HR leaders will hear:

- Research on how wellbeing is the greatest predictor of performance

- The importance of taking a Whole Person approach to performance

- Proven ways to increase wellbeing in your workforce

Shannon Hopkins, Regional Vice President, BetterUp

01:20 PM - 02:00 PM
Identifying the Remaining Obstacles to Progress in Inclusion and Belonging (Panel)

Nearly three years after the murder of George Floyd, the commitments by corporate America should be having an impact. Where have they been felt–and where has there been resistance or backlash? What steps can be taken to challenge the most stubborn or insidious barriers? How can an expansive approach to diversity embrace workers from a wider range of marginalized groups, including neurodiverse people?


Khalil Smith, Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement, Akamai

Nereida (Neddy) Perez, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion COE, McCormick & Company

Chevy Cleaves, Chief Diversity Officer, MIT

Louis Chesney, Product Manager, RethinkCare


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

02:05 PM - 02:25 PM
The Future of Mental Health (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Mental health is a massive problem in the US – 50% of Americans will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime. And today’s solutions are inadequate. We only have enough licensed therapists for 7% of the US population and 99.4% of people of color are left out of 1:1 therapy today. Join Ariela Safira, Founder + CEO of Real, to learn about Real, a more inclusive, scalable, and clinically effective mental health solution making it easier for people to make mental health an essential part of well-being. 

Ariela Safira, Founder and CEO, Real

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Inclusive Leadership Behaviors for Your Org (Workshop)

Inclusive leadership (the foundation for supporting humans in the workplace) involves demonstrating respect for the abilities, beliefs, backgrounds, and cultures of those around you and engaging those with diverse perspectives so that others feel an unconditional sense of belonging. Ongoing movements in social justice challenge us to question whether organizations are supporting and embracing diversity in a way that clearly shows all individuals are valued, recognized, and accepted for who they truly are.

Join ThinkHuman for an interactive Learning Jam on what inclusive leadership is and its impact on teams and humans, while gaining a deeper understanding of the importance of inclusion and belonging in teams. This is a condensed session from one of our core leadership development programs that will cultivate a path forward using empathy and belonging as guideposts for behavior change to transform your leaders and workplace culture.

Shaun Sperling, Facilitator & Coach, ThinkHuman

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Diversity and Inclusion Across Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame (Workshop)

In this session you'll hear from leaders at Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame who leverage a multi-stakeholder approach to improving diversity and inclusion across the college. As an evolving community, Mendoza staff, faculty, and students have identified measures toward accountable development as they build the inclusion and belonging necessary to education leaders for business and society.

Kara Palmer, Senior Director of Administration & Program Management, Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame

Dr. Kristen Collett-Schmitt, Associate Dean for Innovation and Inclusion, Associate Teaching Professor in Finance, Founder and Director of ND Elevate, Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame

Dr. Angela Logan, St. Andre Bessette Academic Director of the Master of Nonprofit Administration Program, Associate Teaching Professor, Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame

Maria Stutsman y Marquez, Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame

03:20 PM - 04:00 PM
Making the Employer-Value Proposition More Inclusive to the Diversity of Working Families (Panel)

The pandemic and racial-justice movement cast a bright light on the inequities in total rewards for many workers, including such factors as benefits accessibility and job flexibility. How can employers make sure that these kinds of benefits start to embrace neglected populations, including family caregivers, workers who struggle financially, employees with chronic health problems, and others?


Singleton Beato, Chief Diversity & Engagement Officer, McCann Worldgroup

Livia Konkel, CVP, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Corporate Citizenship, Charles River Laboratories

Shalin Kothari, VP, people & DEI strategy, Schneider Electric

Kristen Carlisle, VP, General Manager, Betterment at Work


Megan Ulu-Lani Boyanton, business reporter, The Denver Post

04:05 PM - 04:30 PM
Closing Fireside Chat


Derek Gordon, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Colgate-Palmolive


Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor, Fortune

04:30 PM - 04:35 PM
Closing Remarks