Join 3 Talent Leaders for a Discussion on How to Create a More Equitable and Inclusive Workplace
January 27, 2021
We are living in a watershed period for racial justice and diversity, inclusion, and belonging. The ongoing global health crisis, which has disproportionately impacted people of color, and the Black Lives Matter movement have shone a spotlight on the racism, inequality, and discrimination Black people continue to face. One thing is clear: In healthcare, education, the justice system, and the workplace, there is still a lot of work to be done.
But huge strides forward start with small steps — and as a talent professional, you have an incredible opportunity to drive positive change at your organization each and every day. To help you identify some meaningful actions that you can take to hire, retain, and support Black employees, LinkedIn is hosting a live virtual event, Driving Change: How to create a more equitable and inclusive workplace, during Black History Month.
Taking place on February 2, 2021, on LinkedIn Live, the event is free and viewable wherever you are in the world. Read on to learn more — and register today.
Talent leaders from Nielsen, Dropbox, and LinkedIn will share insights, discuss best practices, and answer your questions
Fostering diversity, inclusion, and belonging is everybody’s job — from the leaders making succession plans to the employees mentoring, referring, and championing people in their networks and nurturing a culture of inclusion. However, when it comes to creating sustainable, equitable pathways for Black talent to thrive at an organization, talent professionals have the opportunity to help break down systemic barriers that may be holding collective efforts back.
According to a study by Coqual, more than half (58%) of Black professionals report facing racial prejudice at work. And research from Pew found that 49% of Black adults say they have been treated unfairly when it comes to hiring, pay, and promotion decisions. Without addressing these deep-rooted problems first, progress is likely to be slow.
To discuss actionable strategies that talent professionals can adopt to to start moving the needle, Jacqueline Jones, the head of strategic partnerships for LinkedIn’s diversity, inclusion, and belonging team, will be joined by a pair of talent leaders:
- Melissa Thompson, SVP of talent acquisition at Nielsen
- Danny Guillory, head of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Dropbox
These leaders will share steps that their companies are taking to build diverse pipelines, empower Black employees to bring their whole and authentic selves to work, retain talent from underrepresented groups, and more. These efforts often require cross-departmental collaboration, so the speakers will discuss how they’ve worked with other leaders and teams to bring their initiatives to life and make a bigger impact.
The live panel will also be fielding your questions during a Q&A. So, if there’s a particular area that your team feels it could improve on, now is a perfect opportunity to hear what’s worked at other companies and explore potential solutions alongside like-minded talent professionals from around the world.
Registration is now open
To secure your spot at Driving Change: How to create a more equitable and inclusive workplace, click here and complete the registration form.
By attending, you’ll also gain access to a wealth of resources, including a curated path of eight unlocked LinkedIn Learning courses, that you can use to take actionable steps after the event. Even if you can’t attend the live event, register to get access to a recording of the discussion and the learning resources.
We hope to see you there!
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