July Virtual Conference

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The New Push for Workplace Equity

At a time of unprecedented focus on both racial and economic inequality, our discussion will explore the concrete steps corporations can take to help close these gaps. Issues include pay equity, recruiting and developing talent, accountability. and finding new ways to talk frankly about the concept of equity in the workplace. Today, more is expected. This event aims to give tools and actionable insights to go beyond words and bring change to your organization.

This half day virtual event will include keynote, fireside chat, and panel discussions on our virtual main stage, as well as workshop sessions, chat, and one-on-one networking opportunities that will facilitate interaction with our presenters and your fellow participants.


Ruchi Jalla

BAE Systems

Marquis Miller

City of Chicago

Crystal Andrews Banks

Ulta Beauty

Olga Yakimakho

Special Olympics International

Stefanie Johnson

UC-Boulder's Leeds School of Business

Tsedale M. Melaku

City University of New York

Erin Bramblett

Communities in Schools of Atlanta

Adam Weber


Matt Orozco


James Lopata


Jenic Mantashian

BVA Nudge Unit

Janine Yancey




Getting Bias Out of Our Systems

In real-life workplaces, the stories we tell, and the images we create, diversity has become the new watchword. But real inclusivity goes further, not only in attracting diverse people but also casting them in roles that go beyond the usual stereotypes. What are the insights and practices that will bring progress? (we could also make this more timely with everything going on right now)

How to Close the Voice Gap

Employees want to speak up, but often they're thwarted. After corporate scandals, many workers say their warnings went unheeded. How can companies encourage whistleblowers, dissenters and other outspoken employees who might challenge the status quo but help companies from losing their way?

Innovation in Inclusive Hiring

How can we move past subjective hiring practices toward a more structured process, one that reduces unconscious bias and evaluates candidates consistently? What are the best practices, and how can they be scaled up across an organization? And finally, what goes into the recruiting process that can lead toward employee satisfaction and retention?

New Frontiers of Inclusion

The pursuit of diversity is a given in Corporate America, yet progress can be a struggle. How new insights are emerging on factors including unconscious bias, pay equity, and employee feedback. What new practices, technology and ideas are driving the next wave of inclusion?

Developing a Future Workforce at a Time of Turbulence

Even amid layoffs and hiring freezes, employers need to keep building their future workforce. What are the creative ways that companies can partner with schools, create virtual internships and other programs, and cast a wide net to ensure they're reaching a diverse talent pool?


01:00 PM - 01:05 PM

Opening Remarks

01:05 PM - 01:35 PM

Opening Keynote / Fireside

01:35 PM - 01:40 PM

Session Intro

01:40 PM - 02:20 PM

Panel - Innovation in Inclusion Hiring

02:20 PM - 02:25 PM

Session Intro - From Day One

02:25 PM - 02:45 PM

Thought Leadership Spotlight

02:45 PM - 02:50 PM

Session Intro - From Day One

02:50 PM - 03:35 PM

Workshop: Using a Shared Language and Framework for Difficult Conversations

Society has changed in the past three years, which has also changed the future of work—staying silent on issues like Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and LGBTQ are not an option. And yet, these issues are nuanced and require skill to unpack and discuss in a productive way. One person's harassment or racism may not even register with another person, and there are no simple "rules" to follow. To bridge the divide, organizations need a shared language and framework to have respectful, productive conversations and change behavior.

Join us in this workshop as we introduce a shared language and a framework to help your employees productively think about these issues and engage in active conversations that change behavior and improve your workplace culture.

Janine Yancey, Founder & CEO, Emtrain

02:50 PM - 03:35 PM

Workshop: Lead Like a Human: Fostering Engagement Through Diversity & Inclusion

Inclusive leadership will be a required competency moving forward for managers and executives. Outside of being the right thing to do, creating safe and open environments for your people can also help increase your bottom line. Join thought leaders, Adam Weber, Gabby Van Alstine, and Kham Msiska as they share perspectives, tactics, and initiatives to increase diversity and inclusion in your organization’s strategy.

Adam Weber, CPO and Co-Founder, Emplify

03:35 PM - 03:40 PM

Session Intro

03:40 PM - 04:20 PM

Panel - Developing a Future Workforce at a Time of Turbulence

04:20 PM - 04:25 PM

Session Intro

04:25 PM - 04:45 PM

Thought Leadership Spotlight

04:45 PM - 04:50 PM

Session Intro

04:50 PM - 05:25 PM

Closing Keynote / Fireside

05:25 PM - 05:30 PM

Closing Remarks