Virtual Think Tank Series
Addressing Diversity Equity and Inclusion in Our Current Reality
Thursday, October 1, 2020 • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)
Many organizations have recognized how important diversity and inclusion initiatives are to their workforce, but it’s clear that there are still many difficult conversations ahead of us. Those of us who are serious about getting equality work right need to come together to talk about the impact our current reality is having on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
Join Thoughtexchange CPO Dess Wood and DEI expert, Karen Craggs-Milne for an engaging session that aims to educate, transform and inspire you into meaningful action. We’ll look at the steps that we can take now to ensure short- and long-term gains in creating a truly diverse and inclusive workplace culture.
Karen is a leading go-to expert for organizations that are serious about ‘getting equality work RIGHT’.
A proud Kenyan Canadian, Karen Craggs-Milne is a recognized global expert with over 20 years of international experience promoting equity, diversity, anti-racism, gender equality and inclusion.
Karen is an Obama White House recognized Gender Equality Changemaker (2016) and a Global Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development Goals (2018), #LinkedinGlobalSuperHero (2020) and is among the Top 100 Canadian Professionals (2020).
As Founder and CEO of Conscious Equality Incorporated, Karen works globally with NGOs, Corporations, and Governments to deliver on their equality mandates intentionally and with real impact.
Karen’s passion is to educate and equip others on this work. She works with clients to address issues such as workplace sexual harassment and bullying, creating inclusive respectful workplaces, dismantling anti-racism in business, using your privilege to be an effective ally, walking the talk on diversity and inclusion, how to address system discrimination, among others.
Whether it is under a tree in a rural village in Ghana or in a boardroom with C-Suite Executives, Karen’s authentic and engaging approach promises to educate, transform and inspire you into meaningful action.
Dessalen Wood is an innovative HR executive, seasoned speaker, and coach. She specializes in leading Learning and Development and Human Resources teams at some of North America’s most-respected organizations. In 2019 she left her role as Vice President, Talent Development at Cineplex Entertainment to join Thoughtexchange in the newly created role of Chief People Officer. Throughout her career, Dessalen has been passionate about creating work environments that bring out the very best in people. The connection to Thoughtexchange – the product and the team -was instant, and made the decision to join feel like a natural fit between like minds. Dessalen is based in Montreal with her husband, three children and her dog.