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Diversity, Inclusion & Impact Symposium

August 17 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Event Details:

August 17 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hyatt Regency Coralville
300 E 9th St
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
Event Contact: Ashley Moore ashley@corridorbusiness.com 319-665-6397

Presented in partnership with GreenState Credit Union, the Diversity, Inclusion & Impact Symposium will educate and inspire business and community leaders with nationally known speakers and best practices on the critical topics of diversity, equity, inclusion and engagement (DEI&E). The new half-day event is designed to meet employers where they are, no matter how far they are in their DEI&E journey.



2021 Morning Keynote

Getting Everyone Into the Dialogue About Inclusion

Trudy Bourgeois, founder & CEO of the Center for Workforce Excellence

Ms. Bourgeois is one of America’s leading experts on transformational leadership and a highly sought-out resource in the field of leadership, diversity and inclusion.

In this interactive session, she will discuss why inclusion is not just the right thing to do but the only thing to do for leaders who want to drive better performance. Participants will also receive practical tips on how to start courageous conversations that lead to the creation of trust filled relationships across differences.

2021 Luncheon Keynote

Creating a Culture of Profitable Inclusion

Bernadette Smith, founder & CEO of the Equality Institute

Bernadette Smith is founder and CEO of the Equality Institute and an award-winning author of three books.

Because of her insight and impact as a change agent, she has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, the Washington Post, and Fast Company. Her media exposure includes appearances on CNN and the Today Show. In 2018 and 2019, Bernadette was named one of Chicago’s Notable LGBTQ Executives by Crain’s Chicago Business.

2021 Speakers

Sarika Bhakta Sarika Bhakta Starting the Process: Creating an Equitable, Inclusive & Engaging Culture Nikeya Diversity Consulting
Jeff Disterhoft Jeff Disterhoft Making Diversity a Priority GreenState Credit Union
Liesl Eathington Liesl Eathington Understanding Iowa's Demographics Iowa State University
Janet Godwin Janet Godwin Breaking the Ice ACT Inc


August 17
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Ashley Moore
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Hyatt Regency Coralville
300 E 9th St
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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(319) 688-4000
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