[Virtual] Brave Conversations: How Open Dialogue Drives DEI at Work

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Creating an inclusive workplace is a long-term effort requiring companies to confront every aspect of their values, systems, and practices. As companies look to affect meaningful change and hold themselves accountable to their commitments to DEI, providing space for all employees to engage in dialogue and share their lived experiences ensures companies continue to learn and grow as they seek to uplift and support women, people of color, LGBTQ+ and other diverse groups at work.

Hear from top DEI leaders at leading local companies on their approaches to starting brave conversations in the workplace as a means to cultivate understanding and empathy, the importance of candid dialogue on DEI topics, how asking questions can reveal blind spots in your organization’s strategies, and more.

Featured Speakers:
Charles L. “Chaz” Howard, Vice President and University Chaplain, Social Equity and Community, University of Pennsylvania 
Lisette Martinez, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Jefferson Health and Thomas Jefferson University
Dalila Wilson-Scott, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer & President, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation



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.

Health & Safety Policy:
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. If you are ill, experiencing a fever, or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID within 14 days of the program/event, you may not attend in-person programs/events.

Registration/Cancellation Policy:
Pre-registration is necessary and payment is required upon registration. No refunds will be given one week prior to program/event. Substitutions may be made with at least 24-hour notice. For live events, walk-ins cannot be accommodated at this time. Tickets will be held at the door and reserved seating for tables of 10 only. For virtual programs, links are sent to pre-registered guests 24 hours prior to program/event via Outlook.

Attendee Policy:
Chamber programs/events 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 or virtual program/event 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.


Contact Brittany Moore at bmoore@chamberphl.com


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