WHAT DOES EQUITY REALLY LOOK LIKE?
Learn from leaders who have been successful at shifting their organizational culture in advancing equity practices.
The League's Equity in Black & White: Answering the Call to Action summit is being uniquely curated for 250 experienced and emerging executives called to lead effective and lasting change. The Summit is organized to be an energizing, fast-paced half-day of interactive and intense knowledge sharing. This series of virtual seminars and workshops will be live streamed on April 21, 2022.
Executive leaders positioned to advance their organization's embrace of equity and justice as cultural competencies and values, are urged to join our roster of invited guests and premier sponsors. Through this our 2nd Annual Equity Summit, a convening of deeply rooted, expert consultants, the League aims to propel organizations from a "Call to Duty" in 2021 to a "Call to Action" in 2022.
We encourage you to stand with us as a Summit Sponsor as we continue to discover what equity really looks like. The $295,000 we aim to raise is but a fraction of the cost of idle complacency, but it is absolutely necessary to sustain our impactful work together.
To allow for meaningful and judgment-free engagement participant discussions and comments will not be rebroadcast in public forums.
8am - VIRTUAL DOORS OPEN
8:45am - WELCOME FIRESIDE CHAT
Getting in the Way to Make Change
Learning to successfully use inclusion to drive corporate performance.
Making change requires you to get in the way - Learn from one of the most respected C-suite executives who has walked the path to which you aspire. Gale V. King, former Chief Administration Officer of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company knows all too well the challenges to be faced and how to use the link between inclusion and the company’s bottom line to ensure that stakeholders understand the true value. Come hear Gale V. King give her unique perspectives.
9:40am - EQUITY WORKSHOPS
Each of our featured consultants has been deeply entrenched in driving anti-racism within our institutions for decades. They have developed and refined tools that provide effective organizational steps to build a race equity culture. Each of our consultants will illustrate pathways to action that go beyond DEI to Anti-Racism. The workshops will provide recommended actionable strategies and cultural changes that you can implement to help ensure participants are moved to believe and behave differently.
Turn Health Inequities into Employee Wellness Strategies
Wellness of all employees drives the healthiest bottom line. Health disparities affecting employees of color from maternal health to chronic disease can have significant repercussions on corporate performance. The health and wellbeing of a diverse workforce is extremely important, but often overlooked. It is time to rethink the role of employee health benefits and apply an equity lens. Dr. Djinge Lindsay and Joseph Hill will share innovative methods to enhance employee wellness, while creating a healthier bottom line.
Creating a Culture of Equity
Embedding equity into your organizational DNA requires action. However many organizational leaders, though well-intended, are often unable to move from a good strategy to sustained action. Moreover, accountability is a necessary part of any attempt to successfully apply a social justice lens. Join Natalie Burke as she moves us into action, to drive institutional change that will lead to greater equity and impact.
Can You Pass the Black Equity Test?
Black employees have a keen sense about whether or not an effort to reach equity is authentic or not. The Black Resignation driven by the ongoing institutional betrayal is a consequence of the gap between a company’s stated value and what they actually do. Companies who are serious about equity should be assessing the alignment between their walk and their talk. Jonah Edleman will take us through the MLT “All In,” Black equity certification roadmap.
Co-Founder of MLT Black Equity at Work
“The MLT Black Equity at Work Certification Program isn’t yet another pledge, index, survey, or discussion forum. It’s a comprehensive, collaborative, and confidential improvement system that is enabling more than 60 participating employers to achieve and sustain significant progress toward Black equity. What’s required is a commitment to rigor. Rigor is the key. If your organization is committed to rigorous, sustained action – the same rigorous action you take in every other part of your business, then this gold standard racial equity program is for you.”
11am - LUNCHEON KEYNOTE
Monetizing Racial Equity
Getting Real Returns on Equity Investments - The global market for Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), estimated at US$7.5 Billion in 2020, is projected to grow to US$15.4 Billion by 2026. However, Edelman's 2021 Trust Barometer reports Trust is the New Brand Equity. How do we bring these two sources of value together? How do we support important social movements and, at the same time, avoid dangerous misapplications of our investments that risk losing the trust of our employee populations of color? In this session, learn how to ensure the benefits of your sizable investments benefit the intended populations and achieve the intended outcomes.
Will we invest in equity in ways that address the real, systemic issues?
Or will we continue to generate revenue without seeing substantial change?
12:15pm - EXPERT PANEL ANALYSIS
Equity in Professional Sports
The lack of diversity in professional sports as it relates to senior executive management positions, leadership and ownership has been front and center in the news for a long time. The situation with Brian Flores not being promoted to head coach sparked a firestorm in the sports world recently. The NFL, with a labor force that is 70% Black, while having only one African American head coach is just one of many examples of the disparity in equity in all professional sports. Our panel of professional sports diversity experts will share their experiences and strategies for success that will result in effective and sustained change.