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WBJ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum 2023

November 16, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST


IMPACTING POSITIVE CHANGEWhether you are an executive, HR professional, or an individual looking to make a difference, this event promises to be an enriching and enlightening experience.Please join us for this special annual forum, aimed at helping our audience develop a deeper understanding of how the impact of a well run DEI structure can improve operational performance while also enriching the community.WBJ’s Diversity & Inclusion Forum serves to educate and inspire business and community leaders on how to deliver meaningful cultural change and positive business results through their DEI work. In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, embracing diversity, equity and inclusion is a strategic advantage and a powerful driver for business performance, growth, and innovation.Our panel will feature an insightful discussion with seasoned business professionals who are navigating the journey of fostering diversity, equity and inclusion within their organizations. Our panelists will share their insights, experiences, and best practices for cultivating a workplace culture that values and respects differences, leading to increased innovation, employee engagement, and business success.Special Keynote Presentation:Jeff Fuhrer, a Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Foundation Fellow at the Eastern Bank Foundation will be discussing his new book THE MYTH THAT MADE US about economic inequity, racial justice, and the role that key narratives have played in perpetuating both, along with providing a way forward —solutions that will rebuild opportunity in a way that pays off many times over for the investment.Moderator: Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham, Founder & Owner, Promoting Good, LLCP anelists:Hayley Haywood, Ed.D., Founder and Chief Equity Officer, Elevating AccessSheila King-Goodwin, SVP, Chief Community Banking Officer, and Chairperson of the Inclusion & Diversity Advisory Board and Advisory Council, Fidelity BankJess Lee, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Waters CorporationRichard Van Nostrand​, General Counsel, Chair Mirick, O’ConnellTimeline:3:00PM Doors Open & Networking3:20PM Welcome Remarks3:25PM Keynote Presentation4:00PM Panel Discussion5:00PM Closing Remarks and Networking Reception (hors’ d’oeuvres & cash bar)


November 16, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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