Jun 27 Business Breakfast: How incorporating diversity and inclusivity can boost …..
Topic: How incorporating diversity and inclusivity can boost productivity, retention and profitability
Discussion Summary: Workforce diversity and inclusivity are often overlooked, undervalued, or misunderstood factors in a businessâ bottom line success.
Our expert panel featuring Malli Gero, Executive Director, 2020 Women on Boards, Gerard Holder, President and Founder of GH Consulting Solutions and Doreen Nichols, SPHR, VP Human Resources, Lenscrafters at Luxottica Retail, North America will demystify these important topics and explain how diversity and inclusivity can create a greater return on investment and more sustainable future for your company.
In the words of our panelists:
“Diversity has been shown to encourage better group dynamics, improve decision making, reflect shareholder values and increase corporate profits. It can no longer be an option. It is a business imperative. This presentation will allow you to lend your voice in support of a movement to put more women at the very top of corporate decision making.”
- Malli Gero, Executive Director, 2020 Women on Boards
“Inclusivity and diversity is really about “Ethical Leadership Governance,” How a leader governs oneself has a direct impact on the organization’sproductivity, to name one impact and ROI. Executives and owners should attend because we all harbor hidden biases that impact our ethical leadership efforts.”
- Gerard Holder, President and Founder of GH Consulting Solutions
“[Diversity and inclusivity] fills the gap from an aging workforce, enhances a company’s appeal to diverse talent, increases global opportunities, and improves knowledge of how to operate in different cultures. Diversity and inclusivity increases innovation and problem solving, causing the company to remain agile and flexible.”
- Doreen Nichols, SPHR, VP Human Resources, LensCrafters at Luxottica Retail, North America
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Date and Time
Begins: 06/27/2012 07:00 AM
Ends: 06/27/2012 09:00 AM
Malli is an active community volunteer. She currently serves as president of the board of the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation, where she has been a director since 2000. She recently was elected chairman of the board of More Than Words, a social enterprise that empowers youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. Malli is a graduate of Hunter College.
Gerard has written Affirmative Action Plans, Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures and established Minority Recruiting and Retention Programs. He has lead diversity initiatives and facilitated diversity awareness training in several regions across the United States.
His clients include Lifespan Hospitals, Cintas, The City of Providence and the Department of Administration, State of Rhode Island, Bryant University â Professional Developmental Center. Gerard feels that to create a workplace or academic environment where all are valued can be accomplished through a better understanding of our unconscious and conscious decisions when managing and valuing the differences that individuals bring into the workplace or an academic environment.
His community involvement includes, but is not limited to: Interim Executive Director of The National Association of Minority Contractors, former board member of the Urban League of RI. Gerard currently serves as a board Vice Chair of the Harmony Hill School Board.
Gerard obtained his Juris Doctorate from Southern New England School of Law and his B.S./B.A. from Northern Arizona University.
Applied Materials, Inc. (Varian Semiconductor) is the global leader in providing innovative equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of advanced semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic products. Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the world. At Applied Materials, we turn todayâs innovations into the industries of tomorrow.
On Line Registration
On line registration closes at 12:00 p.m. on the June 26th.