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Virtual + Strategic HR: Oct 21-22 & 28, 2020

All times listed on the schedule are Eastern Standard Time.

FORUM | D&I Strategy Today

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 @ 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Creative pieces for a complex puzzle.

What’s it all about? Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. We’re all on this path, and it’s a rather complex path at that, reaching deep into our DNA and souls. This conference is pleased to introduce two individuals passionate about their work in this field. Megan Ehora, Diversity Programs Lead in Talent Acquisition with Best Buy in Minneapolis, and Mita Mallick, who joins us from Jersey City, NJ. She is Head of Diversity and Cross-Cultural Marketing for Unilever. They will share their thoughts on the current big picture of D&I and then weave in several of their creative programs that drive their passion on this issue. When they are done with the particulars, it’s our hope that you’ll recognize once again that “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Why you’ll want to participate in this session.

  • Witness how HR leaders can influence the direction of an organization’s executive team, as Mita discusses Unilever’s program for courageous conversations about race, and Megan shares how the New Wave program at Best Buy is designed to build diverse teams from the middle-manager and director levels, all the way up to the C-suite.
  • Discover how HR can directly impact neighboring communities. Megan describes Best Buy’s Teen Tech Centers and how they built alliances with other organizations and nonprofits to offer skills and career opportunities to underserved communities. Mita provides some great information on Unilever’s award-winning programs for working parents – particularly valuable in light of Covid-19 and its consequences.
  • Leave this forum energized and connected to how HR can integrate D&I initiatives into your organization’s strategy, values, and connection to neighboring communities.

Approved for SHRM Credit and HRCI Business.

Program Faculty: Megan Ehora, Mita Mallick