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2018 Diversity & Inclusion Summit and Awards Program

December 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am


Event Information

When: Wednesday, December 5th
Place: Crowne Plaza, PLAZA Ballroom, Warwick
Time:  8:00 – 11am/7:30am Registration

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7:30 A.M. – 8:00 A.M – Registration/breakfast
8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.  – Introductions and panel discussion
  • Greg Almieda, Founder & CEO, Global View Communications
  • Guillaume Bagal, Lead Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Randy Martinez, Director, Strategic Diversity Management, CVS Health
  • Kim Lee, VP of Diversity & Inclusion, IGT
  • Juan Lopera, VP/ Marketing, Public Plans & Corporate Business Diversity Officer, Tufts Health Plan
Topics include:
  • Defining Diversity & Inclusion in 2019 and beyond
  • The corporate role of Diversity & Inclusion in the current political climate
  • Overcoming unconscious bias in the workplace
  • Building an inclusive environment through corporate-wide, ongoing initiatives
  • Recognizing the connection with innovation and productivity that a diverse workforce can bring
  • Developing employee retention programs
  • Applying multiple practices and measures to gauge success
  • Challenges to employee recruitment
  • The value of diversity in leadership roles

10:00 A.M. – 10:15 A.M. – Break

10:15 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – Awards Ceremony

  • Architecture/Construction/Design – Shawmut Design and Construction
  • Education – Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College
  • Financial Services – Bank of America Corp.
  • Government – R.I. Judiciary
  • Health Care – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Nonprofit/Social Service Agency – Social Enterprise Greenhouse
  • Professional Services – Amica Mutual Insurance Co.
  • Overall Diversity Champion – Cheryl Burrell , RI Dept of Administration, Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity


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