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Deep Dive: Corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices, reporting, & next steps

Jaylen Spann May 13, 2021

Our session will provide a deep dive on corporate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices, reporting and next steps. There is research from numerous reputable sources (McKinsey, Stanford Business School, The Wall Street Journal, etc) that say diversity matters; that diverse companies outperform their peers. However, the DEI programs, stories and promises from companies are all over the map.  How meaningful is the work being done? This discussion will  cover expectations around DEI policies and practices,  how to assess the effectiveness of a company’s DEI efforts, and what “woke-washing” looks like. Our conversation will be informed by conversations with over 70 companies about their DEI programs, the barriers that keep them from being more transparent, and  where progress is being made. This session will also give insight into how the racial justice movement has catalyzed real changes in corporate DEI strategies.

Format

Fireside Chat

Meta Themes

  • Equity & Inclusion

Themes

diversity, equity, and inclusion

Purpose and Desired Outcome

Attendees will leave the session with a high level understanding of the current and evolving ecosystem of diversity, equity and inclusion programs and reporting. Participants will also have a better comprehension of diversity and inclusion as material and tangible opposed to a vague, unmeasurable concept.

Audiences

  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Academia

  • Asset Managers

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

Speakers

  • NameJaylen Spann
  • Titleresearch and business development associate
  • OrganizationWhistle Stop Capital
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameMeredith Benton
  • TitleFounder & CEO
  • OrganizationWhistle Stop Capital
  • StatusConfirmed
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