Purposeful Inclusion

How Diverse Teams Enhance Group Dynamics

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Countless studies have proven that diversity and inclusion (D&I) are good for business — a sound practice can encourage innovation, attract and retain talent, and promote workplace wellbeing. Yet businesses still struggle to adopt policies and procedures within their organizations that advance inclusion.

As the country continues to evolve into a majority-minority population, employers have the opportunity to lead the nation by example and make the case for why inclusion of all races, ethnicities, sexual identities, and abilities is good for business.

At this program, we will present highlights of our survey findings from our 11-county membership on challenges and opportunities within their own D&I practices. Keynote speaker Khalil Smith (Head of Diversity and Inclusion Practice, NeuroLeadership Institute) will break down how group dynamics will be impacted by increased diversity through the lens of social science. Join the conversation as Smith and a panel of experts discuss how to ensure equitable inclusion across the workforce, workplace, and marketplace.

Speakers to date:
Fran Coady,
Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Day & Zimmermann 
Stephanie Creary, Assistant Professor, Management, Wharton, The University of Pennsylvania 
Varsovia Fernandez, SVP & Philadelphia Market Executive, Customers Bank
Ric Harris, President & General Manager, NBC10 and Telemundo62

This Event is Closed


The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia strives to create an inclusive and equitable environment for all. If you have a disability and require accommodations in order to fully participate in this event, please contact us here at least three business days in advance of the event. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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The Chamber will take precautions to ensure the health & safety of our guests, abiding guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) along with state and local laws. By attending, guests assume the risk related to possible exposure. Those who are sick, suspect they have or had COVID, should not attend.

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Contact Brittany Dudas at bdudas@chamberphl.com


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