Please note that these webinars are 75 minutes in length and will be recorded.
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The HBA knows that through mentoring women grow in their careers and that mentors play an important role in professional development and the advancement of performance excellence. For our success at higher levels, women also need sponsors -- people who routinely advocate for them and are united with purpose to open doors. With sponsors advocating for women, more women will get to be “in the room where it happens’ and realize greater support to achieve with a comfortable confidence. In this webinar, we will focus on how to execute effectively as a sponsor, breakthrough to achieve a variable workforce and design a culture of advocacy where courage and a commitment to inclusion, equity and diversity thrive.
David Komlos, Principal, Surge will talk about the concept known as “The Law of Requisite Variety” and its connection to committed sponsorship that values the business impact that multicultural workforces deliver. When we are faced with a multidimensional challenge, the solvers must be as multidimensional as this challenge. This is yet another powerful imperative that makes diversity, allyship and advocacy essential. A commitment to requisite variety means that to be effective, you need to tap into a much broader and wider variety of people - people who have the combined knowledge, experience and expertise to match the complexities found in business and in life. Short-changing requisite variety is seen in groups, teams and leadership where the under-represented are not recruited or retained. David will help us understand the value of focused diversity and reflect on the business risks that emerge from the lack of inclusive mindset and a passionate commitment to workforce equity.
Alistair Lindsay, MD, MBA, PhD, Early Development Lead at GSK and he is committed to active advocacy which is an on-going goal for GSK. He knows there are many more men who want to do more to advocate for women, but they may not know how to begin. He will talk about his approach and his involvement in the HeforShe initiative as a subgroup of the GSK Women’s Leadership Initiative and leave us with tangible examples of how courage, care and commitment can come together to tap into the potential that women in the workforce bring with them to work each and every day.
La Toya McClellan, MA, PHR, Associate Director, Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, ASTELLAS US LLC will discuss how policies and processes can be designed and implemented to have a positive impact on women. With her help, we will explore how to approach this effort from an organizational level where being intentional is critical. She will illustrate what leaders, managers and individuals can and should do to keep inclusion, equity and diversity at the forefront of all that businesses do.
La Toya is a passionate HR leader with multiple years of experience in the areas of diversity & inclusion, learning/organizational development, HR business partnership and talent acquisition. In these endeavors, she has been dedicated to providing the space for individuals to be seen, heard and understood by empowering each to be a part of teams with clarified goals and ambitions. She is adept at leading organizations toward inclusive excellence, equity and belonging.
Susan Childs is Founder & Principal Managing Partner, LCA Enterprises and Consulting – Learn | Create | Achieve and will moderate the panel. Her practice works in an impactful way within the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity arena by coaching and advising leaders, companies, teams and communities to install a culture of inclusion and embrace the business case for diversity. She approaches this as a human rights issue; not a political one. She partners to develop systemic approaches to combat bias, build immersed human resources and business processes, deliver customized sensitivity encounters for leaders and C-Suite executives and develop transformative methods that empower us all to be the change that we seek.
She has been an active member and volunteer leader with HBA since 2014 and she has served as director of regional mentoring, guest programmer for the HBA Gender Parity Collaborative and planner / speaker for the HBA Building Better Business Connections Executive event. She has built the widely regarded programming series of HBA sessions to challenge us all to have a commitment to solidarity against racial injustice that compels us to become comfortable with being uncomfortable. She has achieved many accolades in her career and most recently was honored for her volunteer leadership excellence by being named as the recipient of the HBA Lead Award 2020.
1:00-1:15 PM Questions from the audience
1:15 PM Close
Event is open to: HBA Members and Nonmembers