Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit 2023
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 (8:00 AM - 12:30 PM) (EDT)
Online registration is currently closed, but walk-ins are encouraged. Please go to the registration table outside the King Street Ballroom upon arrival.
The 2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit provides an opportunity to learn new approaches and best practices to help elevate your organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. Content presented will equip employers with tools to promote a greater sense of belonging within the workplace and region as a whole.
Participants will have an opportunity to engage with keynote speakers and panelists through presentations and audience Q&A. Participants will also receive a copy of the book Inclusive 360, Proven Solutions for an Equitable Organization, by Bernadette Smith.
Check-in and Morning Refreshments
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Opening Keynote Presentation:
Radical Change Through Open HiringTM:
Joe Kenner is President and CEO of Greyston Foundation and Greyston Bakery. His innovative leadership, experiences, and expertise in collaborating with diverse stakeholders has helped Greyston deliver millions of dollars in economic impact through job placements and expanded employer and service provider relationships.
As leader of one of the county’s most well-known social enterprises, Joe frequently shares his expertise on purpose-driven businesses, and building a more inclusive economy through employment, workforce development, and social services. He has been featured in a variety of local and national media, including ABC Nightly News, Bloomberg, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Forbes, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz and The Journal News. Read Joe's full bio here!
Intentional Inclusion: Accelerating DEI Through Deliberate Action
Learn from leaders who have helped drive DEI planning and outcomes through intentionality. Insights will be shared in this discussion from panelists representing organizations at various stages of their respective DEI journeys. Guidance will be provided as to how your organization can create a path of inclusion and belonging.
Tamika Otis | Corporate Responsibility & Community Relations Officer, KeyBank
Dr. Carlos Cotto | Assistant Superintendent of Innovation, Equity and Engagement, Schenectady City School District
Jean Leonard | Chief of Staff, Proctors Collaborative
Yvonne Clark Rogers, SPHR | Director of DEI & Talent, Northeast Shared Services, Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Markets
Closing Keynote Presentation:
More Than Words: Develop a 360 Approach to Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in Your Organization
Bernadette Smith is CEO of Equality Institute, a women-owned LGBTQ Certified Business. She is an Author, and a Contributor to the New York Times, Forbes, the Washington Post, and Fast Company. Bernadette has appeared on the Today Show, the BBC, National Public Radio, and CNN. Read Bernadette's full bio here!
The Chamber will do its best to honor the needs of attendees that require reasonable accommodations. For more information and options, please contact Lauren Cognato at email@example.com.
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