The Future of DE&I: The Role Internal Communications Plays in Transparency and Accountability

When it comes to DE&I, knowledge of the problem isn’t enough; in order to see true change, departments across the organization must take action and show progress. This requires the entire company to be transparent with current DE&I work, set tangible goals and assign accountability to all internal stakeholders. In this session, we will discuss:

  • Recognizing that DE&I applies to much more than hiring practices; marketing, PR, sales and the supply chain need to be more involved
  • Develop employees into allies and advocates in the workplace
  • Determine whether the makeup of your Board needs to change to meet the goals of your DE&I program
  • The importance of capturing and utilizing data and ensuring you are using the right data
  • The power of setting goals and assigning accountability to divisions and leaders
  • The need to attach metrics to your DE&I goals so you can review the success of your plans
  • Using analytics to showcase the importance of equity in your company–from salaries, length of time in roles, promotion opportunities and more
  • Shawnee Womack
    Senior Director of Employee and Executive Content and Channel Strategy
  • Jiquanda Nelson
    Sr. Director of Community & Culture
  • Vijay Pendakur
    Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
    Zynga, Inc.