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October 12, 2022

Improve recruitment, increase retention, create a work environment where employees feel they belong.

You’ve read the research. You’re aware that diverse workplaces are the most successful in reaching organizational goals. But how do you ensure your business is truly inclusive, and not hinder the progress you have made prior to the impacts of Covid-19? This timely event delves into topics that will equip organizations of all sizes with the tools necessary to build a culture of belonging and maximize employee satisfaction. Content will be valuable for a wide range of attendees, ranging from the young professional to seasoned executive.


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Wednesday, October 12
8:00 amRegistration and Networking
8:30 amWelcome and Introductory Remarks
  • Emmy Boyette, Director of Marketing, NC Chamber
  • Solange Tricanowicz, Director of Corporate Engagement, UNC Charlotte
8:45 amKeys to a Successful Business-to-Business Diversity Program
  • Natasha Brinegar, Vice President of Category Management, Center Store, Food Lion
  • Steven Johnson, Director of Culture, Diversity, & Inclusion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
  • Greg Watson, Vice President of Operations, CVMSDC
  • Moderator: Gris Bailey, President & CEO, Latin American Chamber of Commerce-Charlotte
9:30 amNetworking Break
9:50 amSecond Chance Employment

Remarks and Introduction by Sepi Saidi, P.E., President and CEO, SEPI, Inc.

  • Reginald Bean, Principal Consultant, Yardstick Management
  • Patrice Funderburg, Executive Director, Center for Community Transitions
  • Moderator: Jessie Smith, R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government and Director, Criminal Justice Innovation Lab, UNC School of Government
10:45 amAttracting and Retaining Diverse Talent during the Great Resignation
11:30 amLunch and Networking
12:15 pmClosing Keynote: Crush the Wealth Gap
1:00 pmClosing Remarks