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Tuesday, February 21, 2023

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Tuesday, February 21, 2023
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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The Future is Now - Diversity and Inclusivity in the Workplace

Connect with HR and Diversity & Inclusion Leaders and the JFS Houston Alexander Institute for Inclusion as we discuss the future of diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. Showcasing the disability inclusion efforts of leaders like the Ford Foundation, Sysco, and Village Medical, this virtual discussion will help prepare businesses to create and improve a culture of inclusion with resources and action steps. Inclusivity is beginning to become more of a priority for workers when choosing a company to work for, and companies may want to listen and learn from these 3 featured panelist. Q&A will follow the panel discussion.

This signature event of the Festival helps Houston's business community understand the importance of creating a culture of inclusion by leveraging everyone's unique abilities.

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Karen Edelman
Karen Edelman
Director of Volunteerism and Community Outreach, VillageMD
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Karen oversees VillageMD's volunteer time off program, which provides 40 hours of annual paid time off for employees to serve their local communities with an emphasis on non-profits that address diversity, equity and inclusion.
April Love
April Love
Panelist
Senior Director of DEI Business Strategy, Sysco
April serves as the Senior Director of DEI Business Strategy at Sysco, where she is responsible for developing and executing enterprise-wide DEI strategies. She also serves on the Advisory Committee for Catalyst, Sysco’s resource group for Black Colleagues.

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