Diversity & Inclusion: Communications Strategies around Social Justice
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- The role of power and leadership to promote change
- The role of diversity and inclusion in social issues at our organizations
- What every company needs to do to act with purpose and values
- Working with executives on statements, panels, action steps and Town Halls
- How to walk the talk and show meaningful progress immediately and over time
- The most appropriate channels to educate, engage in dialogue, and support social issues
Kim Clark is an affiliate consultant with Ragan Consulting Group and specializes in diversity and inclusion communications, culture, and employee communications. She leads the Conscious Communications group on LinkedIn and you can find her on Twitter @KimClark1. Kim has long focused on messaging, audiences and how communications shape people's experience. Since entering corporate cultures at KLA-Tencor, PayPal, NetApp and GoDaddy, she has used various channels to engage employees and facilitate transparency and trust in organizations. At GoDaddy, she built an infrastructure and internal communications strategy from scratch and moved the needle 13 points in trust in just six months as measured by its annual engagement survey.
Janet M. Stovall, manager of executive communications at UPS, is the primary speechwriter for the CEO and senior management. Before UPS, Stovall founded and ran The Point Communications, a marketing communications and PR consultancy. For more than 20 years, she developed, implemented and managed marketing strategies and executive positioning projects for leading U.S. companies. As one of the few Fortune 500 executive speechwriters of color, Stovall is uniquely adept at developing diversity and inclusion messages. Her TED talk on the subject was viewed more than one million times in the first four months. Her work has garnered numerous awards.
Heidi Brooks teaches and advises on the subject of everyday leadership: the everyday micro-moments of impact that shape our lived experiences. Creating more courageous communities—especially within organizations—is a particular passion of hers. Dr. Brooks specializes in large-scale culture change projects focused on individual and collective leadership effectiveness in organizations. Interpersonal Dynamics, the MBA elective she has taught for 15 years, is one of the courses most in demand at Yale School of Management. Recently, Dr. Brooks pioneered the Everyday Leadership course at SOM, where she first taught the Principles of Everyday Leadership. She has also taught Emotional Intelligence, Power & Politics, Managing Teams and Groups, and Coaching Skills for Managers. Dr. Brooks received her doctorate in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and a bachelor's degree from Brown University.
Katie Juran leads Adobe's diversity and inclusion efforts globally, along with shaping Adobe's employee experience message internally and externally. A 14-year Adobe veteran, she previously built the company's executive communications function and led a variety of other communications teams. Katie began her career with the U.S. Department of State before moving into her communications career at a variety of Silicon Valley firms. A California native, she holds a bachelor's degree in English from Stanford University and is a board member of the MAKERS organization, advancing women in the workforce.