The Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of one of the World’s Leading Communications firms will discuss the best practices, approaches and innovative ideas for how companies can address system racism both internally and externally.
Over the last six months, Edelman has conducted research on institutions’ reactions and responses to the disproportionate effects COVID-19 has had on diverse communities and the rise of civil unrest in addressing social justice issues. The research reveal that organizations face a fundamental reordering of priorities amid a global pandemic and societal outcry over systemic racism prompted by the murder of George Floyd. In the current environment, consumers are looking to companies and brands to act and advocate for change.
During these unprecedented times, effective communication and taking action has never been more critical. This discussion will highlight how organizations can step up and play a central role in addressing system racism and creating change.
Participants must RSVP by July 15th to receive details on joining the discussion.
Please note that no refunds will be issued.
Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Edelman
Trisch Smith is the Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Edelman and works to drive diversity and foster inclusion throughout the company’s global operations. She also leads Edelman’s Multicultural client practice ensuring the development of innovative campaigns and solutions that reach and resonate with Edelman clients’—Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits and associations—diverse audiences.
Hemali Dassani (HBS ’99) is an experienced fundraiser and investor relations professional within the alternative investments space and is currently a placement agent and consultant to multiple Private Equity funds. Hemali was previously Director of Investor Relations for Argand Partners and Castle Harlan, middle market private equity funds. Hemali was also a Managing Director with Old City Investment Partners, a multi-family office dedicated to finding high quality investments for the firm’s clientele of family office investors. Ms. Dassani has an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University. She was President of the Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York and currently sits on the Board of the Club and Chair’s its racial equity task force. Previously she sat on the Board of Governors for the Harvard Business School Real Estate Alumni Association and the Steering Committee for the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels Association.
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