DEI Community Forum Series: Leading through Racial Tension: How Companies are Supporting their Employees During Racial Unrest - August

Join us for a live conversation with HR & DEI leaders, as they share how their organizations are addressing the impact of racial tensions, and specifically how they are supporting their Black employees. You'll hear both the specific steps organizations are taking as well as what each of these leaders thinks needs to happen in order to create systemic change in our workplaces.

Dani Monroe

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Mass General Brigham

Dani Monroe has led the c-suites of Fortune 100 companies to success in global diversity, inclusion and organization effectiveness - favorably impacting their bottom line, reputation and business potential. Over a 20 year career, she has brought definition and depth to the dialogue about diversity and set the pace for change and precedence in strategies of global diversity and inclusion.


Monroe's valued expertise in strategy and international practice defined her success as Senior Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion at the Pfizer Corporation, the world's largest research-based biomedical and pharmaceutical company with revenues of $48.4 billion. Her work impacted the company's 85,000 employees and thousands of people globally. In this highly visible global role, Monroe designed and facilitated organization change strategies that integrated all components for the diversity and inclusion strategy -- from metrics and accountability for senior leaders to leadership curriculum and inclusive work processes.

Shilpa Pherwani

Principal, IBIS Consulting Group

Shilpa Pherwani, the principal of IBIS and a leading expert in diversity and inclusion, has been guiding global organizations for over 12 years on leveraging diversity as a business advantage. An organizational psychologist by training, she partners with organizations to effect sustainable organizational change by conducting cultural assessments, developing comprehensive strategic diversity action plans, and designing compelling and interactive classroom-based and online training.

Shilpa collaborates with key stakeholders to strategically plan, implement, and measure diversity initiatives. Shilpa has worked with global organizations to guide management and executives on being effective across cultural and geographical boundaries. She delivers outcome driven and systemic consultation to diversity committees, senior members of HR and business leaders. Shilpa’s clients include Aetna, Barclaycard US, Boeing, Campbell Soup, Framingham State University, Grainger, Genzyme, Microsoft, Nestle, Progress Software, Sun Life Financial, State Street Bank, Texas Health Resources, Thrivent Financial of Lutherans, Tredegar Corporation, and Williams Sonoma.

Shilpa Pherwani graduated from Kanpur University (India). She received her Master’s from Springfield College in Industrial/Organizational Psychology where her focus was on Organizational Development.

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DEI Community Forum Series: Leading through Racial Tension: How Companies are Supporting their Employees During Racial Unrest - August
08/12/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
08/12/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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