The DEI Summit: Diversity Officers & HR Taking Charge: Midwest

January 1, 2022

The DEI Summit: Diversity Officers & HR Taking Charge

While the topic of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) isn’t new, 2020 was a wake-up call for companies to reexamine their diversity initiatives. Organizations must evolve or risk a shrinking candidate pool, reduced market share, and ultimately, lost profitability.

Come join us for an engaging and interactive discussion on increasing diversity, equity & inclusion in the workforce. You will hear how leading companies are restructuring in order to embed DEI into their DNA, and you will leave with takeaways and actionable strategies to implement within your own organization.

How can HR & DEI professionals create a true culture of inclusion within their companies? What are the strategies and best practices for training that can have long-term impact? How can formal retention and mentorship programs improve diversity hiring and decrease turnover rate? How can companies respond to racial inequality and create social justice reform for the communities they serve?

Please join us as we explore the challenges facing HR & DEI executives and how they have worked towards solving them. This is an opportunity for all of us to exchange ideas and come away with actionable takeaways, as we continue to move the needle forward in order to create lasting change.


Shalin Kothari
VP, People & DEI Strategy
Schneider Electric
William Jaramillo
Vice President - Head of Community Development for Advancing Hispanics & Latinos
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Sophia Khan
VP Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Omar Brown
Senior Vice President, People & Culture Officer
Big Ten Conference
Nitika (Merchant) Rosa
CHRO, Enterprise Digital Solutions
GE Healthcare
Courtney Johnson
Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
GATX Corporation
Stephanie Roseman
VP, Human Resources People & Solutions Experience
Allstate Insurance Company
James Page
Global Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
The Nature Conservancy
Nashunda Williams
Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Tyronne Stoudemire
Chief Empathy Officer
Hyatt Hotels
Robye Scott
Chief DEI Officer, Office of the Treasurer, City of Chicago
City of Chicago
J Darnell Jones
Global Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Dominique Brewer
U.S. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader - United States & Global Commercial Business Units
Robert Johnson
Chief Economic Inclusion Officer & General Counsel
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Jillonda Reed Washington
SVP, Chief People Officer
Peoples Bank
Henry Jones
Sr. Director, Diversity & Inclusion
Conagra Brands
Kari Hill
HR Business Partner / DEI Ambassador
Jyl Feliciano
Global Head & Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
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