Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
The New Workforce Mandate
A seismic shift is reorganizing the workplace as diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) become core business issues. Employees are demanding meaningful change, especially for underrepresented groups, and a growing body of research has shown that adoption of DE&I values is good for the bottom line.
Soledad O’Brien moderates a conversation with Chief Economist Dr. Nela Richardson and Chief Diversity and Talent Officer Bob Lockett, who will speak to the importance of DE&I policies in the workplace.
Chief Diversity and Talent Officer, ADP
Chief Economist, ADP
Attracting and Retaining Top
So you want to hire veterans—but where you do you start and how do ensure they’ll stay? Veteran talent attraction and retention presents unique challenges, but hiring from within this demographic can give your company a competitive edge and set you up for future success. Learn how to begin your search for top veteran talent, and just as important, how to retain that talent once you find it.
Join Bob Lockett, ADP Chief Diversity and Talent Officer, Colonel (Ret) Greg Gadson, Co-Founder at diversitypop (now CulturePop), and Bobby Herrera, President/Co-Founder of Populus Group, as they discuss military veteran attraction and retention with topics such as:
- Why veterans stand out as attractive recruits for organizations that need to be competitive
- Where companies can begin their search when looking to hire veterans
- Overcoming the barriers to hiring veterans and their spouses
- Providing the right kind of support for a veteran workforce
Co-Founder at diversitypop
Author, President/Co-Founder of Populus Group
Chief Diversity and Talent Officer, ADP
How to Create Work You Love for
Yourself and Those You Lead
Many of us are completely changed by our experiences in the past two years. In this session, researcher and bestselling author Marcus Buckingham will explore what the data tells us about what the most effective leaders do and how individuals can make the most out of their unique contributions, as well as giving tactical, actionable steps for creating work that you love for yourself and those you lead.
Head of ADP Research Institute –
People + Performance
Addressing and Overcoming
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) have become widespread workforce phenomena, cementing themselves alongside traditional HR and business functions. When executed correctly, DE&I initiatives can change lives, strengthen business relationships and directly impact the bottom line. But for some practitioners, these initiatives can be an exhausting uphill battle. Many DE&I programs fail, making it more difficult for organizations to attract and retain diverse talent. What have organizations been doing wrong – and more importantly – how can they do better?
Join Anita Ricketts, head of strategic partnerships, DiversityInc, and Peter Trevor Wilson, diversity pioneer and creator of Human Equity, as they discuss DE&I fatigue and how to overcome it. You’ll learn about:
- How organizations can make their inclusion efforts sustainable beyond a movement or moment
- How leaders and employees at all levels can contribute to DE&I efforts
- Strategies that organizations can use to embrace equity and inclusion in the workplace and make it easier for employees to perform at their best
Head of Strategic Partnerships, DiversityInc
Peter Trevor Wilson
Keynote Speaker, Diversity Pioneer and Creator of Human Equity
Views from the Top: How Women
Can Take the Lead in Tech
As the world of work shifts, the technology industry stands at a critical crossroads in which people of all backgrounds seek to change the gender paradigm. Many are calling on tech leaders to do more than acknowledge the gaps, but to seize the opportunity to create a more inclusive workforce.
What can we learn from those who have defied the odds and paved their own paths? Join us for a panel discussion where we will discuss:
- How today’s tech pioneers can help light the way for the next wave of diverse leaders
- What it takes to create sustainable progress
- And how leaders across the hierarchy can be a part of the change
VP, Human Resources, NexusTek
Training & Certification Global Ambassador for Cloud Career Training Programs, AWS
Sr. Manager Strategy, Planning, & Operations, Cisco Systems Inc.
Vice President, Excellence and Compliance, ADP
Scoring Goals with Team Inclusion for
People with Disabilities
Join us for an intimate discussion between U.S. Paralympian, Noelle Lambert, and Giselle Mota, Chief of Product Inclusion at ADP. It was a moped accident that left Noelle—a NCAA Division 1 lacrosse athlete for UMass Lowell—a different athlete than before. Noelle lost her left leg above the knee, but what she didn’t lose was her fighting spirit. She continued rehabilitation until she could rejoin her team at UMass Lowell and went on to compete at the Tokyo Olympic games in another sport. She’s now made it her mission to help other amputees with her foundation, the Born to Run Foundation, which provides amputees with prosthetics that will give them the ability to run again. Noelle will be interviewed by Giselle Mota, a recent speaker at both TEDx and the DisabilityIN conference who has her own personal stake in disability inclusion which includes her own unseen disability. Giselle and Noelle will explore:
- What disability inclusion means within the greater context of inclusion
- Why it matters so much in the current global climate, and
- Importance for and examples of how to lead and support inclusive teams
Para-athlete and founder of The Born to Run Foundation
Chief of Product Inclusion, ADP