7d. ALL – Why Diversity & Inclusion Matter


As the focus on diversity & inclusion in the financial services industry increases, it is important that employers recruit, retain and develop candidates of all backgrounds. This session will increase awareness of diversity & inclusion and explain how we can all promote diversity & inclusion within our firms. Hear from a panel of highly regarded leaders on how they define diversity & inclusion, why it matters and why they consider it a business imperative.
Advanced Preparation: None
Pre-requisites for participation: None
Learning objectives:
• Understand the difference between diversity & inclusion and why both matter
• Recognize and understand how unconscious bias may be hindering career advancement
• Discuss ways you can support diversity & Inclusion within our organization
• Discuss best practices and share practical strategies for creating an inclusive and diverse culture within your firm and in the financial services industry

Panel                        Program Level: Intermediate Date: October 22, 2019 Time: 2:10 pm - 3:25 pm Medina Jett Tom Kazmierczak Elena Richards John Streur