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2019 Diversity & Inclusion Summit and Award Program

December 5 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

$75 – $134

Event Information

When: Thursday, December 5th
Place: Crowne Plaza, Warwick
Time:  8:30am–11:30am

(Tickets $75 in advance, $80 at the door)    

8:30-10:30am – Panel Discussion

The panel of experts will share their personal stories of struggles and successes in implementing successful Diversity & Inclusion programs within their organizations

  • Guillaume Bagal, Lead Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI
  • Nirva LaFortune, Providence City Councilor and Assistant Director of Scholars Programs and University Initiatives, Brown University
  • Kim Lee, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, International Game Technology (IGT)
  • Marianna Monte, Chief People Officer, Shawmut Design and Construction

Topics include:

  • The corporate role of diversity and inclusion in 2019 and beyond
  • Overcoming unconscious bias in the workplace
  • Building an inclusive environment through corporate-wide, ongoing initiatives
  • Leveraging employee resource groups
  • Developing employee retention programs
  • Challenges to employee recruitment
  • The value of diversity in leadership roles

10:30-11:30am – Awards Presentation

  • Diversity Champion: Linda H. Newton, founder of Diversity & Inclusion Professionals
  • Education: Roger Williams University
  • Financial Services: Fidelity Investments
  • Health Care: CVS Health Corp.
  • Insurance Services: MetLife Auto & Home
  • Legal Services: Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Nonprofit/Social Service Agency: Amos House


Partner Sponsors



Crowne Plaza Warwick
801 Greenwich Ave
Warwick, RI 02886 United States


Providence Business News


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