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2022 Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Symposium

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The Los Angeles Business Journal was proud to host the FREE  Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Symposium Program. 

During our live event, our panel of industry experts discussed ways our Community of Business™ can advance diversity in the workplace while simultaneously creating an environment that enables equity and inclusion to thrive.


PANELISTS & TOPICS INCLUDED


DIVERSITY

Lois Shelton HeadshotLois Shelton, Ph.D. (Moderator)
Professor of Management David Nazarian College of Business & Economics
CSUN

“Championing diversity, equity and inclusion means championing a brighter future for Los Angeles in economic, social and humanistic terms. These initiatives yield benefits that only multiply over time.”

 

Christina Arizpuro headshotChristina Arizpuro
Managing Director of Talent & Human Potential West
Accenture

“I’m proud to be part of an organization whose ambition is to be the most inclusive and diverse company in the world and believes that inclusion and
diversity unleashes innovation.”

 

Cathleen Chavez-Morris HeadshotCathleen Chavez-Morris
Utility Services Manager Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
LADWP

“LADWP is committed to removing barriers, empowering success and driving inclusion across our workforce, throughout our workplace and in the communities we serve. Utilities have an obligation to serve as anchor institutions in the community by infusing DEI in to our organizational culture, policies and programs.”

 

Derrick Coleman HeadshotDerrick Coleman
Managing Director, Talent Aquisition & SAS Practice Leader
GHJ

“A diverse workforce fuels innovation and accelerates growth. But in order to truly thrive, companies must cultivate a sense of belonging in the workplace to ensure everyone has equal opportunities to flourish.”


EQUITY

Elisabeth Suh HeadshotElisabeth Suh (Moderator)
HNTB Associate Vice President, Environmental Planning
HNTB

“As leaders in the industry, we need to be intentional about maintaining an equity focus for planning and project development to ensure we are investing in our communities with the greatest need.”

 

Richard Benbow full headshotRichard Benbow
Regional Vice President
Western Governors University

“To create sustainable public value, we should ensure that all who wish to pursue education, learn, or invest in themselves can do so equitably, with little to no debt and minimal barriers. This idea of ensuring pathways
to opportunity is a shared responsibility of private and public stakeholders that advances us as a society and pays dividends in perpetuity.”

 

LaDonna DiCamillo HeadshotLaDonna DiCamillo
Southern California Regional Director
California High Speed Rail Authority

“Our priority is to create a workplace that reflects our great state, and we do this by providing partnership opportunities with a variety of minority-owned,
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises and MicroBusinesses.”

 

Dr. Sarah M. Toutant full headshotDr. Sarah M. Toutant
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Child Care Resource Center

“Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are not buzzwords or boxes to check. Conversing about DEI will not always be easy or comfortable, but it is our responsibility. Committing to DEI means addressing systemic barriers
through policies and initiatives, celebrating diverse identities, and doing the work even if it gets challenging.”


INCLUSION

Elizabeth Fuchs HeadshotElizabeth Fuchs (Moderator)
Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Leader, Global Advisory Specialty Division
Wells Fargo & Company

 

 

Craig DePriester
Senior Vice President, Operations, Optum Care
OPTUM

“Focusing our efforts on inclusion is critical for our business – it helps us create an environment where our team shows up as their best selves at work and provide outstanding care for our patients and community.”

 

Crystal L. Miller HeadshotCrystal L. Miller, Ph.D.
Chief Learning Officer & Organizational Strategist
BiasSync

“Organizations need to recognize that inclusive leadership requires all of us to be active participants in our workplaces, consciously mitigating bias
and leveraging positive behavior change to foster belonging and advance equity.”

 

Danone Simpson HeadshotDanone Simpson
CEO
Montage Insurance Solutions

“The Great Resignation (Exodus) is here, confirming SHRM’s 2021 prediction that 50% of the workforce will either retire or relocate.”


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 2022 NOMINEES!

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INSIDE THIS SUPPLEMENT

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Leadership Insights on Equity in Infrastructure Design
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Developing the Next Generation of Logistics Talent in Los Angeles
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Most Supply Chain Organizations Have DEI Initiatives
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A Look at the Nation’s Shifting Diversity
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CEO Action for Racial Equity Expands Issue Agenda and Launches Place-Based Approach
CEO Action for Racial Equity last year announced an expanded issue agenda to address widening disparities across economic empowerment, education, healthcare… Read More

 


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

 

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