In 2021, company commitment to DEI is at an all-time high. But the journey to creating more inclusive workplaces is far from over. As companies work to improve representation of women, people of color, and other employees from traditionally marginalized groups, they also need to take bold steps to build a culture that fully leverages the benefits of diversity—one in which all employees feel comfortable bringing their unique ideas and perspectives to the table. Join us to learn how thought leaders and top DEI practitioners are tackling this challenge.
In the last year and a half, women have stepped up as people-focused leaders and drivers of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Yet their critical work is going unrecognized. In this candid discussion, Sheryl Sandberg and Mellody Hobson discuss the current state of gender equality in corporate America, based on the latest research - including the 2021 Women in the Workplace report. They will dive into how leaders can set the stage for culture change at work, help improve the day-to-day experiences of women of color, and recognize the women leaders who have risen to the moment.
Co-Founder, LeanIn.Org & COO, Meta
Co-CEO & President, Ariel Investments
The 2021 Women in the Workplace report shows a significant gap on allyship: while more white employees see themselves as allies to women of color, they are no more likely than last year to speak out against discrimination, mentor or sponsor women of color, or take other actions to advocate for them. This points to the critical need for businesses to equip employees at all levels with the tools to challenge bias and show up as change agents. In this session, hear from DEI practitioners at top-performing companies on practical tools for empowering your workforce to drive change from the inside out.
Co-Founder & CEO, LeanIn.Org
Chief Diversity & Social Impact Officer, Momentive
Tiffany R. Warren
EVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Sony Music Group
EVP, Chief People & Inclusion Officer, National Basketball Association (NBA)
Dr. L. Taylor Phillips
Professor Management & Organizations, NYU Stern School of Business
During this breakout session, experience Lean In’s new training program: Allyship At Work. Designed to address the allyship gap, the program empowers employees to challenge bias and take meaningful action as allies. Employees walk away with an understanding of their privilege and positional power and learn more than 50 specific, research-backed actions they can take to show up as an ally. Ninety-four percent of program participants feel more equipped to practice allyship and would recommend the program to a colleague. Find out why organizations like adidas, Walmart, and WeWork are using the program and how you can bring it to your organization.
Stephanie Solove Chou, Senior Manager, Partnerships & Programs, LeanIn.Org
Are you hearing every employee’s real perspective? Do you understand their experiences at work? The Momentive Workplace Equity IQ solution brings together Momentive technology with decades of DEI expertise so you can understand the holistic DEI experience inside your company and see how that impacts employee engagement, retention, and performance over time. Join our interactive demo and learn how leading companies like Chime and Headspace are leveraging Workplace Equity IQ to shape a stronger, more equitable workplace.
Priya Gill, VP, Product Marketing, Momentive
Zachary Nunn, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Impact, Momentive