Ethnically-diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform their competitors
Many organizations are looking for diverse talent but may not have taken the steps to retain that talent in the long run. Team members, no matter their skin color or background, need to feel like they are respected and can speak up with unique ideas. We all want to be our authentic selves and creating a culture that allows for that is the best way to keep employees happy.
Join us for this Chamber Connect to learn some ways that leaders and employees can create inclusive work environments for everyone to feel seen, heard, and valued.
- president at PL Shipp and Associates & internationally known speaker
Dr. Pam Shipp has gained international recognition as an educator and psychologist. She was faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership where she trained executive leadership courses for twenty years and managed the nonprofit programs at the Colorado Springs campus. Prior to joining the Center, she worked as a public school administrator, a business management consultant, and psychotherapist. She is founder of PL Shipp & Associates, a consulting firm. Read more.
Eric Lee - assistant vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Colorado College
In Lee?s 20-year career, he has accumulated a unique and impressive blend of academic, corporate, and leadership experiences, including expertise developing and executing high-impact diversity and inclusion, hiring and recruitment, and retention initiatives. Lee comes to CC from TEKsystems in Phoenix, Arizona, where, as manager of business operations, he implemented the diversity, equity, and inclusion plan for the Fortune 500 company and its 7,500 employees. He also conceived and executed a leadership development program tailored to identify, retain, and promote top-performing people of color throughout that organization; this program model grew to become TEKsystems? talent pipeline for formal sales, executive, and operation leadership programs. Read more.
Rosina "Rosie" McNeil-Cusick
- equity, diversity, and inclusions specialist at City of Colorado Springs
Rosie?s professional journey to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, like many, was not linear. Rosie started her Human Resources career in the Fashion Industry working for two subsidiaries of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy. One being Donna Karan and the second being a philanthropic fashion brand, called EDUN, co-owned by Bono of U2 and his wife Ali Hewson. EDUN?s premise was to promote trade in Africa by manufacturing its clothes in sub-Saharan countries. At EDUN, Rosie realized her desire to be on the ground in public service. Read more
Seth Harvey, chief executive officer, Bluestaq
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