Developing Diverse Talent

A Diversity & Inclusion Program

Thursday, June 13, 2019
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Although there is more diversity at entry- and mid-level positions, representation declines as underrepresented populations (LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, racial and ethnic minorities, and women) face barriers when advancing to more senior positions within their organizations. Several factors contribute to this imbalance such as unconscious biases, exclusionary succession planning, and lack of support groups.

Learn how to go beyond attracting diverse candidates — to retaining and developing them in your organization. Join us for a conversation to discuss how to create and adjust policies that mitigate inequities and provide tangible solutions that keep diverse talent engaged.

Megan Townsend, Director, Women in Technology, PwC

Melissa Draganac-Hawk, Director of Student Affairs, Philadelphia School for the Deaf
Sugeily Peña, Director, Talent and Operations, Allen & Gerristen 
Krishna Powell, CEO, HR 4 Your Small Biz
Jennifer Schulte, Vice President, Human Resources, LavAzza Professional

If you are hearing impaired, simply let us know and we will get a sign language interpreter.

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.

Registration/Cancellation Policy:
Pre-registration is necessary, availability is not guaranteed for walk-ins. Payment is required upon registration/entrance. No refunds will be given one week prior to program/event. Substitutions may be made. Tickets will be held at the door. Reserved seating for tables of 10 only. Please advise your guests that tickets will be held at the door under your company name.

Attendee Policy:
Chamber programs are privately sponsored events with a structured format. No demonstrations or other disruptions will be tolerated. Violation of this policy may result in the attendee's removal from the premises without refund, in addition to possible legal remedies.

Photo Policy:
Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional purposes in connection with the Chamber and its Councils.


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