Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit 2019

When:
October 21, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm
2019-10-21T11:30:00-04:00
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Where:
University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center
621 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201
United States
Cost:
$85 GBC members and Md. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members, $125 non-GBC members
Contact:
Adrea Turner
410-727-2820

Join the GBC for the inaugural Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit!

This informative and interactive half-day event will bring together majority, minority and women-owned businesses and civic organizations to discuss strategies for transforming the culture within your business and across the broader community to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Dr. Steve RobbinsKeynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins will discuss: “Your Brain is Good at Inclusion … Except When it’s Not.”

A thought leader and innovator, Dr. Robbins’ unique, science-based approach to inclusion and diversity has captured wide acclaim from audiences and organizations across the United States. The core of his work is about understanding human behavior and leveraging human differences in an ever-changing, fast-paced world. He is the creator of the video training series “Inclusion Insights” and the author of  “What If? Short Stories to Spark Inclusion & Diversity Dialogue.” Dr. Robbins earned an undergraduate degree in Communication from Calvin College, and a masters and doctorate in Communication Science from Michigan State University.

Workshop topics to be offered concurrently:

 

Session One: 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or  Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

 

A. The Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Facilitator: Dr. Leah Cox, Vice President for Inclusion and Institutional Equity, Towson University

 

 

 

Panelists:

José Bahamonde-González, Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Economic Development Officer, Miles & Stockbridge

Jeff Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, JIJ Communications

Robert Matthews, Director of Talent Management & Talent Acquisition, BGE

 

B. Leveraging Access to Financial and Social Capital

Facilitator: Phil Croskey, CEO & Co-Founder, MD Energy Advisors

Panelists:

Detra Miller, Administrative Vice President, Regional Manager, M&T Bank

Stanley Tucker, Chief Executive Officer, Meridian Management Group

Mary Ann Scully, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Howard Bank

 

Session Two: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias or  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community 

 

C. Diversity Crossfire Session: Breaking Gender Bias

Facilitator: LuWanda Jenkins, Executive Director, Executive Alliance

 

   

Panelists:

The Honorable Vanessa Atterbeary , Maryland House of Delegates

Sandy Hillman, President, Sandy Hillman Communications

David J. Hodnett, Client Advisor, Brown Advisory

Willy Moore, President, Southway Builders

 

D.  Embracing the Growing Hispanic and Latino Business Community

Facilitator: Corina Morga, President & Owner, C.R. Services

 

 

Panelists:

Luis E. Borunda, Deputy Secretary of State, State of Maryland

Andrés Echeverri, President and CEO, ACSI

David Rosario, Insurance Agent, State Farm

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Event Details:

When: Monday, October 21, 2019

Schedule:

Registration: 11:30 a.m.

Lunch with keynote speaker Dr. Steve Robbins: Noon-1 :15 p.m.

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Workshop Sessions: 3:15-4:30 p.m.

The Exchange Reception (networking): 4:30-6 p.m.

Where: University of Maryland Baltimore, SMC Campus Center, 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, Md., 21201

Cost: $85 GBC members and Md. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members, $125 non-GBC members

Register to attend.

For event information, contact Adrea Turner, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Senior Policy Advisor, at 410-727-2820, ext. 46.

For sponsorship information, contact Lisa ByrdGBC’s Director of Events and Business Development, at 410-727-2820, ext. 40.

Luncheon Sponsor: Legg Mason

Champion for Diversity Sponsors: ACSI, Donate Life Maryland, Howard Bank, University of Maryland Baltimore

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