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PANEL DISCUSSION

Dealing with the DEI Backlash

Individuals and organizations stand to gain enormous benefits from investing in DEI. However, those investments can come with a cost. Studies have shown that being outspoken about DEI may hinder your ability to get hired or even cost you your job. Powerful government figures have banned even mentioning core concepts like critical race theory, unconscious bias training, privilege, etc. This panel will help you understand how to confront these risks.


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Mary-Frances Winters

President & CEO @TheWintersGroup

Mary-Frances Winters, founder and CEO of The Winters Group, Inc., a 36-year-old global organization  development and diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting firm, truly believes that diversity and inclusion work  is her "passion and calling." Dubbed a thought leader in the...

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Aubrey Blanche

The Mathpath and Designer of Equitable Orgs & Products

Aubrey Blanche is The Mathpath (Math Nerd + Empath), Director of Equitable Design & Impact at Culture Amp, and a startup investor and advisor. Through all her work, she seeks to question, reimagine, and redesign the systems and practices that surround us to ensure that all people can access...

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Chanita Simms

Founder, Melanin.Tech

To her family, she's the "cool" aunt. To her Mom, she’s still the baby with these big dreams. To her friends, she’s a loving world traveler and mediocre salsa dancer. But to her community, she’s a voice that will not be silenced. Chanita, founder of Melanin.Tech,...

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