Virtual Think Tank Series
Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)
Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging has always been an important topic; it is even more so now, amidst crucial conversations about systemic racism happening around the world. With increased scrutiny of — and pressure on — companies to address these issues, HR leaders are facing greater expectations to create clear and transparent strategies for cultivating inclusive and diverse workplaces. However, “Diversity” and “Inclusion” are more than just criteria to be met; these are critical elements of the employee experience that can result in greater innovation and success.
In this interactive Virtual Think Tank, LaFawn Davis, Indeed’s VP of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DI&B), will outline her thoughts on why it is important to build inclusion before diversity and share other practical advice for leaders looking to make a substantive difference with their DI&B programs. Many leaders are facing similar challenges; this interactive session will offer a forum to crowdsource solutions and explore the following:
- The difference between diversity, inclusion and belonging, and why they matter
- Ideas for creating long-term systemic change within your organization
- Actionable steps you can take to create a culture of belonging
LaFawn Davis is Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at Indeed. She leads Indeed’s strategic efforts to remove bias and eliminate barriers to entry by focusing on inclusive features and accessibility in products to help all people get jobs—and create a diverse and inclusive work environment for Indeed’s employees. Having spent more than 15 years serving in D&I leadership roles at innovative global technology companies — Google, Yahoo, PayPal and Twilio — LaFawn has cultivated her passion for diversity through strategy and data insights — and deepening relationships and strengthening communication channels within underrepresented communities in the technology industry. She is a frequent speaker and advisor at events and conferences worldwide and most recently named one of Fast Company’s Queer50 – a ranking of the most influential and innovative queer women and nonbinary people transforming the world of business, tech, and beyond.