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On this edition of Spotlight:

Reshaping the workplace
and the world

Starring: Dr. Bernice A. King, Vernā Myers, and Doyin Richards

August 23, 2022

11AM – 12PM EST via Zoom

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“It’s about winning people over and
not winning over people.”
– Dr. Bernice A. King

During this next can’t-miss edition of Spotlight, witness an open, honest conversation among renowned change-makers who have pioneered diversity and inclusion in their respective spaces.

Delving into past experiences and today’s challenges, this panel discussion will inspire you to explore your own perspective and take a hard look at inclusion in your workplace. Now more than ever, this is one conversation you need to hear.

Join this trio of powerful visionaries for a candid conversation about diversity, inclusion, and how we can make real change in our lives and in the workplace.

Following the conversation, hear from Rosanna Durruthy, VP of global diversity, inclusion, and belonging at LinkedIn, as she chats with Workhuman’s CHRO Steve Pemberton about how recognition can be used to infuse DE&I strategies into everyday behaviors in the workplace.

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Stepping into the spotlight

The DE&I pioneers reshaping the modern workplace

Dr. Bernice A. King

Chief Executive Officer at The King Center

Dr. Bernice A. King

Dr. Bernice A. King

Chief Executive Officer at The King Center

The daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, Bernice is a global thought leader, orator, and peace advocate. As the CEO of The King Center, she advances her parents’ legacy of nonviolent social change through policy, advocacy, research, education, and training. Under her leadership, the center has implemented numerous initiatives reaching over 500,000 people around the world, including the Beloved Community Leadership Academy, Students with King, NV365 Education & Training, and The Beloved Community Talks, a courageous conversations platform about the difficult racial and social justice issues impacting our world.

Doyin Richards

Bestselling Author, Mental Health Advocate, and Anti-Racism Facilitator for Corporations

Doyin Richards

Doyin Richards

Bestselling Author, Mental Health Advocate, and Anti-Racism Facilitator for Corporations

As a keynote speaker, consultant, and workshop facilitator, Doyin inspires people to be open about mental health and embrace anti-racism in the workplace and beyond. Through his critically acclaimed Anti-Racism Fight Club™, he’s reached more than 50,000 people in under two years in companies across the globe. In addition to providing results-driven DE&I solutions to many notable organizations, Doyin has authored three children’s books, authors a Slate parenting advice column, delivered a powerful TEDx Talk on anti-racism, and even appeared in a recent LinkedIn commercial featuring his anti-racism work.

Vernā Myers

VP, Inclusion Strategy at Netflix

Vernā Myers

Vernā Myers

VP, Inclusion Strategy at Netflix

A Harvard-trained lawyer and founder of The Vernā Myers Company, Vernā is an inclusion strategist, cultural innovator, thought leader, and social commentator. In her role at Netflix, she helps devise and implement strategies that integrate cultural diversity, inclusion, and equity into all aspects of its operations worldwide. Vernā is the author of “Moving Diversity Forward: How to Go From Well-Meaning to Well-Doing” and “What If I Say the Wrong Thing? 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People.” Her inspiring TED Talk, “How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Toward Them,” has been viewed more than 4 million times.

Dr. Meisha-ann Martin

Sr. Director, People Analytics, Workhuman

Dr. Meisha-ann Martin

Dr. Meisha-ann Martin

Sr. Director, People Analytics, Workhuman

Panel Moderator- Meisha-ann has spent almost twenty years as a diversity researcher and practitioner. She earned her PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology in 2006, based on her research on diversity attitudes in the workplace. At Workhuman, she leads a team dedicated to proving the impact of positive work experiences. An expert in people analytics, Meisha-ann loves using data to identify and remedy inclusion gaps in the employee experience. She regularly speaks on diversity-related topics, and her insights have been featured in Forbes, HR Dive and Benefits Pro.

Rosanna Durruthy

Vice President of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, LinkedIn

Rosanna Durruthy

Rosanna Durruthy

Vice President of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, LinkedIn

Rosanna Durruthy is LinkedIn’s Vice President of global diversity, inclusion and belonging. She brings broad, cross functional, human resources leadership experience in attracting and developing high performing talent as the diversity leader at companies like Cigna, Vivendi Universal (Seagram) and Merrill Lynch. At LinkedIn, Rosanna’s focus is on empowering all employees, members and customers to realize their full potential. With Rosanna’s leadership, LinkedIn aims to continue to build on our strong culture that values diversity, inclusion and creating a sense of belonging, for all of our employees.

In addition to her role at LinkedIn, Rosanna is an angel investor and advisor to startups that include Viridis Learning, Encantos Media, and Strive. She is also a former member of the HRC Business Advisory Council and served on the Board of Lambda Legal. She has been recognized as one of the country’s leading professional Hispanic women and an influential mind in the diversity and inclusion space.

Steve Pemberton

Workhuman CHRO and Author

Steve Pemberton

Steve Pemberton

Workhuman CHRO and Author

Steve’s commitment to equality, access, and opportunity is the foundation of his both his personal and professional life. Having overcome insurmountable odds, Steve is living proof of the power of resiliency, determination and the kindness of others to unlock human potential. At Workhuman, his unique point of view is helping set new standards for culture, fostering a sense of purpose through recognition and positivity. Steve also works with HR leaders and senior management executives worldwide, championing the movement to embrace humanity and help build workplaces where employees feel recognized, respected, and appreciated.

Steve previously served in executive roles for Walgreens Boots Alliance and Monster.com and has been a frequent presenter on Capitol Hill. He is a tireless advocate for the disenfranchised and in 2015 he was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Competitive Integrated Employment of People with Disabilities. His extraordinary life experiences led him to write the USA Today best-selling memoir “A Chance in the World” which was subsequently the subject of a feature film, and “The Lighthouse Effect.”
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