Changes in the workplace have been accelerated by the pandemic and the ongoing reckoning on race. Organizations are dealing with emboldened employees who are leveraging their voices to speak up about inequities in the workplace and in society. This has expanded the role and tasks of CEOs and other c-suite executives. A primary focus on quarterly earnings is no longer enough. Employees as well as customers expect leaders to be champions for inclusion and diversity and to communicate their personal and organizational point of view on some of the most pressing issues of today: race, gender, economic disparities, challenges facing the LGBTQ community, immigration and more. How can leaders navigate these unchartered waters? How do you balance social and environmental causes without alienating investors? As Generation Z enters the workforce, what must corporations do to attract and retain talent who expects more of companies and leaders? We’ll discuss with leaders who are creating the blueprint on how to lead through uncertainty.
Founder & CEO
Aparna Joshi, Ph.D.
Arnold Family Professor of Management, Smeal College of Business
Pennsylvania State University
Chief Equality & Inclusion Officer and Executive Vice President