Diversity, Inclusion & Impact Symposium
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.
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.
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 BhaktaNikeya Diversity Consulting
Starting the Process: Creating an Equitable, Inclusive & Engaging Culture
Jeff DisterhoftGreenState Credit Union
Making Diversity a Priority
Liesl EathingtonIowa State University
Understanding Iowa's Demographics
Janet GodwinACT Inc.
Breaking the Ice