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Advisory Board on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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What is the Advisory Board on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion?

 Are you committed to building a culture of inclusion at your organization? Are you working to create more equitable communities in our broader society? Join this forum to exchange ideas and work with peers on programs that support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in your company and beyond. 

This board works to explore and develop best practices for imbedding DE&I principles into all corporate citizenship decisions. It is designed to help members reinforce a culture of inclusion in their companies and beyond.  Members share challenges and problem solve with peers in a safe space, while building on the ideas and lessons of others working in a similar job function.

What can you do as a DE&I Advisory Board Member?

Exchange ideas and work with peers on programs that support DE&I initiatives in your company and beyond. Learn More

What Do Board Members Do?

Advisory Board members work together to identify and correct institutional bias, discrimination, and all forms of workplace inequality. Members can expect to:

  • Participate in an ongoing dialogue about LGBTQI+ issues, racial and gender equity
  • Exchange ideas and work with peers on diverse workforce recruitment and retention strategies
  • Gain knowledge and insight into best practices for DEI programs
  • Explore cross-sector collaboration with HBCUs, minority-owned suppliers, and non-profit groups working to promote DE&I in the community
Each year the board will work as a group to set the advisory agenda to be explored.  Advisory Board members will have the opportunity to present their own work and to recommend guest topics and/or speakers.  Members will help to shape one or more advisory bulletin publications focused on emerging themes and best practices in corporate DE&I practices.  Advisory board members are invited (but not required) to be named co-authors of the advisory bulletin publications.

 

Download the 2023 Bulletin

This report highlights lessons from the Advisory Board for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, hosted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. Click on the cover image or the link below to download this report. 

DOWNLOAD THE BULLETIN

Meet the Members of the Advisory Board on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Member list is current as of December 2023

Board Chair

Board Chair

Kelli Palmer

Chief Employee Experience Officer, WillowTree Apps

Stacee Barkley

Global Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Leader

DPR Construction

Erika Davis

Cultural Programs & Marketing

JM Family Enterprises Inc

Gigi Dixon

Executive Vice President, Head of External Engagement

Wells Fargo

ShaLonda Dwight

Manager, Talent Acquisition & Diversity Strategy

SOLV Energy

Hedieh Fakhriyazdi

Chief Diversity Officer

White & Case LLP

Roselle Gonsalves

Head of Diversity Inclusion & Belonging

ATB Financial

David Martin

Director, Global Inclusion & Diversity

Gallagher

Kelli Palmer

Chief Employee Experience Officer

WillowTree Apps

Mona Saghri

Sr. Manager, Social Responsibility & Weil Foundation

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Rob Salas

Manager, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility

Paylocity

Janet Shope

Director, Inclusion & JM Family Way

JM Family Enterprises

Candace Simmons

Senior Business Execution Consultant, VP Philanthropy & Community Impact

Wells Fargo

Shaun Simon

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Specialist

Paylocity

Marisa Tatum

Senior Manager, Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Teradata

Ron Turner

Senior Strategist

Atrium Health

Will Verchereau

DE&I Manager | Programs and Communications

Husch Blackwell

Gwendolyn White

Vice President, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Erie Insurance

Sara Williams

Philanthropy Administrator

Husch Blackwell

Who Can Join?

Participants should have a level of decision-making responsibility for the part of their corporate citizenship program focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The primary member can bring a colleague of any level to participate. BCCCC membership required.

What can you do as a DE&I Advisory Board Member?

Exchange ideas and work with peers on programs that support DE&I initiatives in your company and beyond. Learn More