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A Monumental Year: Reflections on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s Role in Internal Corporate Structures and Social Justice

April 8, 2021 12:30pm


  • Caroline Wanga, CEO, Essence Communications
  • Kimberly Strong, Founder of Strong Connexion, Former VP of Diversity & Inclusion, Target
  • Cotter Cunningham, Founder & Former CEO, RetailMeNot
  • Moderator: Janice Omadeke, CEO, The Mentor Method & 2021 Co-Chair, Culturati
  • Description:
  • Almost a year ago, the US began a nationwide shutdown due to COVID-19 and the pandemic. Business shifted to a remote workforce, hate crimes and racial injustice received global attention, our first woman VP was elected into office. We can all agree we’ve been through a crazy time. But what does this mean for the future? How are we reflecting on the last year’s impact on diversity, equity and inclusion?
  • Take-Aways
  • • Chief Diversity Officer predictions of DEI practices here to stay, and which practices will retire in 2021
  • • How CEOs and senior leadership can create company-wide buy-in when building an inclusive culture, including budgeting, Allyship, and virtual teams
  • •Reflections on the impact of social injustice on impacted communities and how people show up for work
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