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

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.

Janine Taylor

VP of HR at Advocates

Janine Taylor is the Vice President of Human Resources at Advocates. In this role, she is responsible for the strategic direction and execution of Human Resources policies, programs and practices that support and advance Advocates’ mission.

Previously, Janine was the Associate Vice President of Human Resources at JFF—a national nonprofit focused on economic advancement for underserved populations. There, she oversaw human resources and talent development, and under her leadership helped JFF scale its workforce by 30% in less than two years. 

Prior to joining JFF, Janine worked at May Institute for 14 years where she oversaw Field HR operations, established and led the May’s first Employee Recognition and Appreciation committee and co-chaired the Diversity and Inclusion Council. Janine has also served as Director of Human Resources at Vinfen, Staffing Consultant at John Leonard, and Senior Business Analyst at Accenture. Her areas of expertise include diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, employee relations and organizational development.

Janine holds a master’s degree in Management from Emmanuel College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University. She is a dually-certified human resources professional (SPHR and SHRM-SCP) and a certified Employee Engagement Specialist. She currently resides in Sudbury, MA with her husband Kemo, and their three children.

Guy Pacitti

Global Leader of DEI at Pegasystems

Marco Irizarry

Global Manager of D&I at Akami Technologies

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DEI Community Forum Series: Leading through Racial Tension: How Companies are Supporting their Employees During Racial Unrest - November
11/18/2020 at 9:00 AM (EST)   |  60 minutes
11/18/2020 at 9:00 AM (EST)   |  60 minutes
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