Diversity, Inclusion & Impact Symposium

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Event Details

Hyatt Regency Coralville
8:00 – 1:00PM

Contact: Ashley Moore
Email: ashley@corridorbusiness.com
Phone: (319) 665-6397, ext. 311

More information to come.


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 Speakers & Topics

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.

Sarika Bhakta

Nikeya Diversity Consulting

Starting the Process: Creating an Equitable, Inclusive & Engaging Culture

Jeff Disterhoft

GreenState Credit Union

Making Diversity a Priority

Liesl Eathington

Iowa State University

Understanding Iowa's Demographics

Janet Godwin

ACT Inc.

Breaking the Ice