Sept 17th Event Features Business Experts Discussing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Business and Sports
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–C-Sweet, a rapidly growing national organization with a mission to foster and renew executive level relationships for women across sectors in business and industry, today announced a new Webinar – “How are corporations and sports including Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) into operations and daily practice? What’s the promise? What’s the reality?” – set for Thursday, September 17th, at 11:30 AM PDT.
With highly charged racial events happening this summer across the nation and COVID-19’s “Work From Home” guidelines, face-to-face meaningful conversations with management and staff on issues of race is more difficult than ever. To address this C-Sweet has assembled two experts in Human Resources and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to help navigate the often thorny waters when it comes to racial tensions in work and sports.
“Shouldn’t we just see our friends and coworkers as people, and not as types of people?” said Dianne Gubin, President of Amplify Professional Services Inc, an executive search and IT consulting firm, and Co-CEO of C-Sweet. “To me, it’s always been about who can do the job. What happens when we talk to colleagues or friends about emotional and potentially high risk topics, which can be perceived as impolite or inappropriate at work, and get out of our comfort zones to learn about others?”
“Embracing diversity makes us stronger. Incorporating all opinions makes for better business, as well as a better world,” said Beth Hilbing, Sr. Program Manager and Principal IT Business Partner at Boeing, as well as Co-CEO of C-Sweet. “For this next event we feature two outstanding speakers who can help us create a dialogue around tough questions at work.”
C-Sweet corporate sponsors for this event include Key Information Systems (KeyInfo) a part of Converged Technology Partners, Inc., Google and Interpublic Group (IPG).
Renee’ Brown is the former Senior Vice President, Chief of Basketball Operation and Player Relations of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Renee’ played a significant and integral role in the establishment of the WNBA in 1997, now recognized as the longest running women’s professional sports league in the United States. She created the WNBA player personnel department that now claims over 1000 elite players representing 50+ countries. The Institute of Diversity And Ethics In Sports reported the WNBA as being the country’s most diverse and inclusive League.
Heide Gardner is Senior Vice President, Chief of Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG) one of the world’s leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. The first African American and person of color to serve as an officer of the Interpublic group, she is responsible for collaborating with senior management to develop global inclusion strategies and resources for IPG and its family of leading agency brands.
C-Sweet creates opportunities for women across sectors for business development, brand acceleration, partnerships and expanded career paths through curated receptions and digital engagement. This includes female CEO, CFO, COO, CIO / CTO, CMO, President, Vice President and Director level attendees, as well as Founders across industries. Executives in finance include Venture Capital, Private Equity, Institutional Investment, Investment Banking, Family Offices, Hedge Funds, and more.
C-Sweet fosters executive level relationships for business development, collaboration and expanded career paths. The group focuses on creating expanded professional networks of female colleagues in leadership positions to foster innovation. C-Sweet creates new opportunities for trusted and confidential exchange and business / career development as members connect with others to freely brainstorm and discuss challenges facing individual projects and your business.
Women who support Women on their way to the top and extend a hand to those that follow through the creation of learning and networking opportunities that lead to professional growth and personal development.
The organization offer exclusive educational networking events, panels and keynotes regularly. To sign up for the mailing list and attend future events, send email to: CSweetExecs@gmail.com .
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