Where Are We Now? How Our Industry Continues to Elevate and to Articulate the Importance of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Date: November 18, 2020

Time: 02:00PM - 03:00PM

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Does the conversation of diversity, equity & inclusion continue to be critical, and voices still heard in today’s industry climate? Are we in the industry moving the needle towards social and economic change? Where are we as a result of the increased focus and amplification of social and economic injustices from the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement?

Hear from the leading executives of key industry organizations as they share with us what each of them is doing to lead and to innovate in this time of uncertainty. Understand how we are moving towards social and economic transformation as an industry. This thoughtful and insightful conversation will inspire others to understand how each of us can take an active and necessary role to move our communities for further inclusion, equity, and diversity.

Learner Outcomes:

1. Understand the importance of a leadership role focused on inclusion and diversity in hospitality organizations and/or companies/associations

2. Learn what progress has or has not been made and the impact as it relates to meetings & events and the overall hospitality industry

3. Discuss what actions need to take place to move forward towards further inclusion, diversity, and equity

4. Know what action steps we can take individually and collectively towards increased inclusion and diversity to create real change

  • Charlotte Hayslett, Vice President of Human Resources, Visit Milwaukee
  • Derrick Johnson, Director of Event Strategy & Chief Diversity Officer and Chair of the LGBT MPA Board of Directors, Talley Management Group
  • Apoorva Gandhi, Vice President Multicultural Affairs and Business Councils and Board Member of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, Marriott International
  • Zoe Moore, CDP, Strategic EDI Consultant, Grow with Zomo
  • Tanida Mullen, CMP, Association Sales Manager, Killeen Convention and Visitors Bureau