Multicultural event promises diversity dividends
‘Leveraging Multicultural Diversity’ Feb. 7-8 in New York
The hands-on experiential program will include guest speakers from the industry, three learning modules, and individual action-plan development for each company participating. The event is sponsored by KPMG.
“Leveraging Your Multicultural Workforce” will include diversity experts Cristina Benitez, president of Latino marketing firm Lazos Latinos; Joan Buccigrossi, director of diversity and inclusion for the Kellogg Company; Marie Quintana, vice president of ethnic sales development for PepsiCo; John Rodriquez, president of the Palacio Group; Sherri Toney, vice president, diversity and inclusion and engagement, of the Kellogg Company; Julie Washington, former director of shopper marketing for Procter & Gamble; and Denise Andrews and Candi Fetzer, founding partners of Legacy Unlimited. Diversity expert and author Trudy Bourgeois will facilitate the event.
Organizers say attendees will “learn how to manage across differences, get the most from today’s increasingly diverse work teams, and how to recruit and retain the multicultural talent needed to manage your business today.”
The event will start Thursday morning, February 7, at the KPMG Heritage Training Center, 345 Park Avenue at Lexington Ave., in New York City. Bourgeois will open the session with an overview of the subject. Other opening day highlights will include presentations on “Managing the Multicultural Workforce” by Working Mother magazine and “Understanding the Issues,” a close-up look at multiculturalism in CPG/retail. Learning modules will focus on managing across differences, supporting the multicultural workforce, and white women as agents of change. The opening day will conclude with a reception and dinner.
Friday’s program will include presentations on how you can be an agent of cultural change and offer real-life lessons from women who have been change agents. A guided workshop will help attendees devise multicultural action plans for their organizations. The event will conclude at noon Friday.
The event is limited to members of the Network of Executive Women. Course fee is $995 for the first attendee from each company and $695 for additional attendees from the same firm. Headquarters hotel for the event is the New York Marriott East Side Hotel, 525 Lexington Avenue at 49th Street, New York, NY 10017.
To reserve a room or register for Leveraging Your Multicultural Workforce contact Anna Duran Martinez, (713) 888-5305
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The executives were “expansive,” according to an article in the Tampa Ledger. “I think what you find many times in business is that a wrong decision is better than no decision,” Broader said. Crenshaw agreed. He said “the higher up you get in an organization you realize how much you don’t know. You need to be listening hard because you’ve got a lot to learn.”
Salzberg said “people get hung up on organizational charts,” the Ledger quoted. “Then it comes down to breadth of experience. Some of it is luck and timing, but a lot of it is work and perseverance.” Swanson said one of her most important learning experiences in business was a period at Sam’s Club when the company went through five presidents. “With each president came a new vision. I really had to learn who I was and what I stood for.”
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