About the Event
As the reckoning on race in America continues to reverberate throughout all facets of society, a bright spotlight is focused on the business community due to its influence and reach. Corporations are being pressed to better reflect the communities they serve. The events of the past year have emboldened investors and employees alike to voice their concerns about the need for greater diversity in the workplace and representation in the senior ranks. A deluge of corporate pledges, commitments and initiatives were launched following the killing of George Floyd. Chief diversity, equity and inclusion officers have been thrust into the spotlight like never before and tasked with achieving objectives – both internal and external -- set forth from CEOs and boards of directors. Are DE&I leaders sufficiently empowered to drive the change needed to boost representation within their organizations? Are they receiving the infrastructure and support to accelerate change demanded by stakeholders? How are these leaders balancing the priorities of employees, investors, customers and other stakeholders? What are the immediate steps every organization should take to demonstrate their commitment to creating a representative workforce? How should organizations strategize to meet the evolving composition of the workforce? As anti-Asian violence increases in the U.S. and abroad, what can DE&I leaders do to support their colleagues and the communities in which they serve? We’ll convene leaders across business, finance and technology to discuss their blueprint for creating a more equitable workforce.