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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

  • ROUNDTABLE: Beyond Race and Gender: Invisible Diversity in the Workplace (Closed to Media)

    Location: Congressional Room,
    Second Floor


    Speaker(s)

    Lori Trawinski, Ph.D., CFP®, Age Diversity & Inclusion Thought Leader, AARP Public Policy Institute

    Erik Richard, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Landmark Network, Inc.

    Alicia S. Boykins, PHR & SHRM-CP, Director, Human Resources and Administration, National LGBTQ Task Force

    Darlene Slaughter, Chief Diversity Officer, United Way

    Breakout Session,

    Roundtable

    It can be especially challenging to be inclusive of diversity that is not obvious. Explore successful ways companies can develop and maintain a culture that acknowledges and embraces differences that are often unseen, including age, sexual orientation and physical or developmental differences.

    Speaker(s)

    Lori Trawinski, Ph.D., CFP®, Age Diversity & Inclusion Thought Leader, AARP Public Policy Institute

    Lori Trawinski is AARP’s thought leader on age diversity in the workforce. She joined the AARP Public Policy Institute in 2010 and is responsible for research relating to age diversity, mortgage foreclosures, reverse mortgages, and consumer debt. Dr. Trawinski began her career as an economist at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, where she worked on analyses of international securities transactions. A bond market expert, Dr. Trawinski was vice president, director of research at The Bond Market Association and was director of debt market research at Freddie Mac. Dr. Trawinski holds a Ph.D. in economics and finance, an M.A. in international economics, and a B.A. in financial management from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. In addition, Dr. Trawinski holds an executive certificate in financial planning from Georgetown University. She completed the diversity and inclusion certificate program at the ILR School of Cornell University in November 2017.

    Erik Richard, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Landmark Network, Inc.

    Erik Richard, is the Founder & CEO of Landmark Network, a national appraisal management and valuation technology company. Erik leads both the company’s growth and technology development. Prior to founding Landmark in 2007, Mr. Richard accumulated over 10 years of industry experience within the lender-services and real estate valuation sectors and had most recently served as CFO for a national financial banking entity. He currently serves as an appointed member on MBA’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, is a leader of the American Mortgage Diversity Council as Ex-Officio to the Advisory Board and was newly appointed to the Board of Directors to the oldest national LGBT civil rights organization, the National LGBTQ Task Force.

    Alicia S. Boykins, PHR & SHRM-CP, Director, Human Resources and Administration, National LGBTQ Task Force

    Alicia Boykins is one of the most promising LGBTQ Advocates in the Human Resources field. She is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) & SHRM-CP with 10+ years of progressive experience along with an active Secret Security Clearance. Alicia has managed and possesses a solid working knowledge in Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Health & Wellness initiative, Compliance, Compensation and Benefits, Recruitment and Retention, Employee Development, Performance Appraisals, Federal and State Employment Laws and has written several policies, procedures, and handbooks along with OSHA and MOSH compliance programs. As National LGBTQ Task Force Director of Human Resources and Administration, she advises management on compliance with Federal and State Laws. Her responsibilities include working to improve the knowledge, understanding, and implementation of National LGBTQ TASK FORCE policies, procedures, and programs; and supports employee use of THE TASK FORCE benefits program. Alicia is a graduate of Grambling State University with a B.S. In Political Science and holds a Master of Public Administration-Human Resources Management Degree. Alicia is also a long standing member of The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

    Darlene Slaughter, Chief Diversity Officer, United Way

    Darlene Slaughter started her journey with United Way Worldwide in December of 2014. She is currently leading efforts to expedite and advance worldwide diversity and inclusion strategies, partnerships and initiatives by working closely with local United Ways, as well as corporate and community partners.  Prior to joining UWW, Darlene served as the principal consultant and chair of Linkage Institute for Leading Diversity and Inclusion, where she trained corporate leaders on developing and leading diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace. Before Linkage, she led an integrated strategy to utilize and support the talents at Fannie Mae, and designed the first Executive Diversity Council as its chief diversity officer. Her work in diversity and inclusion has been recognized for its contribution to real-world issues.  In 2018, Darlene's expertise was tapped when she was asked to author a chapter for a book promoting women’s leadership advancement. In "Mastering Your Inner Critic ... and Seven Other High Hurdles to Advancement," Darlene offers honest insight and advice into how she gained confidence in the workplace, opening the door to more leadership opportunities, and helping her better understand how to use her strengths to support others' growth.  Darlene has won many awards and honors, including SAVOY’s “2012 Top 100 Influential Women in Corporate America,” profiles in Diversity Journal’s list of “Women Worth Watching,” Black Enterprises’ “Top Executives in Diversity” and Heart & Soul’s “Women of Substance in Finance.” She currently serves on the boards, Pass the Torch for Mentoring Women, and Springboard Foundation for Disabilities. Darlene is also a frequent speaker on topics such as changing management, women’s initiatives, financial literacy, leadership development, and concepts on diversity and inclusion.

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