4:30 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)

The Fight for DEI

Featuring Erin L. Thomas, Head of Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Access, Upwork; Keely Cat-Wells, Founder and CEO, Making Space; and Calvin Crosslin, Chief Diversity Officer, Lenovo

In the years since corporate America rushed to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives following the summer of 2020, many companies have slashed those efforts, the executives tapped to lead the charge have been quitting en masse, and the mere mention of DEI is enough to elicit a political debate. How did something this important get so far off track, and how can DEI regain its lost momentum? Join this panel to find out.

Erin L. Thomas Keely Cat-Wells Calvin Crosslin