2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

The New HR Mandate: Driving Comprehensive Initiatives for Diversity and Inclusion

A diverse workplace is a business reality. Diversity and inclusion is a comprehensive strategy woven into every aspect of the talent life cycle to enhance employee engagement, improve brand, and drive performance. To meet employee expectations and avoid losing talent, companies must align their approach with its diverse workplace and stay on top of today's political, economic, and global business environment to know how diversity and inclusion impact brand, corporate purpose, and performance.


Join HR leaders as they discuss how to create an inclusive workplace where all can contribute. Key issues to be discussed include:

  • Understanding the importance of diversity and the value of inclusion to build consensus at the organization’s highest levels

  • Focusing on experiential learning, process change, data-driven tools, transparency, and accountability

  • Implementing inclusive talent practices in hiring, promotion, development, leadership, and team management

  • Moving beyond training to focus on measurement, transparency, and personal accountability

  • Advancing women leaders through a comprehensive leadership development strategy featuring strong mentorship and sponsorship

  • Identifying patterns of gender and racial bias, disparities in compensation and rewards, and bias in hiring and promotion

  • Making diversity and inclusion part of the corporate infrastructure


Aurora Aguilar
Modern Healthcare



Pamela Abner

Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Office for Diversity and Inclusion

The Mount Sinai Health System

Joseph Hill

Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

Enterprise Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health


Meg Steele

Vice President and Chief Learning and Diversity Officer

Providence St. Joseph Health