Inclusion Best Practices Series – REGISTER NOW!July 18, 2013
Where do I find a diverse talent pool? How do I develop a strategy to recruit, retain and elevate diverse talent within my company? How do I integrate the diversity and inclusion strategy throughout the organization? What is the value in Employee Resource Groups, and what are the pitfalls to avoid? How do I continue to innovate? Where do I begin?
Pittsburgh Region employers face many challenges related to recruiting and retaining diverse talent. Some face the additional challenge of not having in-house expertise to effectively deal with these issues. Vibrant Pittsburgh is uniquely positioned to connect Small, Midsize and Large Businesses to discuss best-in-class diversity and inclusion practices, enabling employers to share and learn from one another. Through the Inclusion Best Practices Series, Vibrant Pittsburgh will feature high-profile companies who will share their stories and best practices on a range of diversity and inclusion topics. Employers of all sizes will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with industry leaders on diversity and inclusion practices key to their business success.
*All Vibrant Pittsburgh members are alloted a certain number of complimentary registrations to the NEW Inclusion Best Practices Series. Please call Vibrant Pittsburgh at 412-281-8600 to take advantage of your Membership Benefits. There is a $15.00 per person cost for each additional person above the allotted complimentary registrations.
Inclusion, Innovation and the Bottom line
Speaker: Shari Slate, Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Strategist, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Wednesday, November 13th
7:30am-9:30am (program begins at 8am)
Location: August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Downtown Pittsburgh
FREE - Vibrant Pittsburgh Members. Contact Lora Dziemiela or Yvonne English Roebuck at 412-281-8600 to take advantage of your complimentary registrations. There is a $15.00 per person cost for each additional person above the allotted complimentary registrations.
$30.00 - Pittsburgh Human Resource Association Members
$30.00 – HR Leadership Forum Members
About the Speaker, Shari Slate
Shari Slate has carved out a unique position at Cisco Systems, Inc. working with her company to leverage inclusion and technology to drive collaboration, innovation and business results. Her work at Cisco has garnered growing attention from businesses around the world that are grappling with shifting demographics, shifting economies, globalization, and rapidly advancing technologies and need visionary approaches that address today’s realities while preparing them for future opportunities. Ms. Slate is coming to Pittsburgh to share more about her work and provide insights into the future direction of diversity and inclusion.
Shari Slate is Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Strategist for Cisco’s Americas Region. She is responsible for making inclusion relevant in the revenue generating arm of the business and leveraging inclusion to create value for Cisco, its partners, and customers.
In addition to driving an inclusion strategy designed to attract and select new talent, develop and engage existing talent, and create an inclusive environment within the sales organization, Shari’s team leads thought leadership focused on the tangible business value of inclusion and the links between inclusion, collaboration, and innovation.
Prior to joining Cisco, Shari served as Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Global Community Affairs at Sun Microsystems. Shari received 2012 Most Influential Women in California Award, 2011 Women Worth Watching Award, The Network Journal’s 2009 “40 Under Forty” Achievement Award as well as the prestigious Star Award for sales excellence earlier in her career at Xerox. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political, Legal, and Economic Analysis from Mills College.
Future Inclusion Best Practices Series Sessions: Save The Date!
February 12, 2014: Mentoring as a Diversity and Inclusion and Elevation Strategy, Jennifer “Jae” Pi’ilani Requiro, Toyota Financial Services, National Manager (Director), Diversity and Inclusion
April 9, 2014: Employee Resource Groups and Your Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
June 11, 2014: Benchmarking, Tracking and Measuring your Diversity & Inclusion Strategies