Day Three: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

7:30 am - 8:00 am Networking Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:05 am Chairperson's Opening Remarks

8:05 am - 8:45 am Panel: Building Diverse Workforces at Every Organizational Level

Studies and data are proving that companies that have gender, ethnic, and cultural diversity are more likely to experience above-average profitability and almost 70% of candidates consider a company’s diversity when evaluating job offers. A clear link exists between the diversity of a company and candidates growing desire to work with businesses that embrace such diversity. Join talent executives in an in-depth conversation, followed by an interactive Q&A, as they examine what it takes to incorporate D&I initiatives in hiring:

  • How to make diversity and inclusion hiring practices a basic tenet— integrating it into the company culture
  • Removing unconscious bias from sabotaging the recruiting and interviewing process
  • Developing partnerships that create a diverse candidate pool, including HBCUs, LGBTQ organizations and Women’s Advocacy groups

8:45 am - 9:45 am 50 Ways to Fight Bias - A LeanIn.Org Workshop

Gender bias is holding women back in the workplace. Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it harder for women to get hired and promoted and negatively impacts their day-to-day work experiences. This hurts women and makes it difficult for companies to level the playing field.

This workshop is a hands-on activity that will highlight specific examples of gender bias in the workplace and offers research backed recommendations for what to do. Key evidence-based research findings include:

  • Diverse teams are often more innovative and productive
  • Companies with more women in leadership roles perform better, and employees on diverse and inclusive teams put in more effort, stay longer, and demonstrate more commitment
  • Organizations with diverse leadership realize higher profit

9:45 am - 10:15 am Adding Total Rewards to Your Recruitment Strategy

More companies are using Total Rewards as part of the recruiting and hiring as it can be extremely beneficial in helping candidates understand the many ways in which employees are rewarded within your organization. The concept is the same as any Total Rewards program, only now you are sharing the full value of employment with a candidate, rather than an this session we will discuss:

  • Ability to attract and hire better candidates
  • Compete on total value of employment rather than just salary
  • Create a culture of engagement during the recruiting process

10:20 am - 10:50 am Business Meetings

10:50 am - 11:20 am Business Meeting

11:20 am - 11:50 am Business Meetings

11:20 am - 11:50 am Networking Break

11:55 am - 12:35 pm Panel: Talent Sourcing: Innovation and Megatrends for 2021

Cathy Neal - Talent Sourcing Lead, HR Innovations, Bayer

Join Cathy Neal of Bayer, as she moderates a panel of talent recruitment executives as they look forward to the trends that will solve the challenges we face today and tomorrow. 


Cathy Neal

Talent Sourcing Lead, HR Innovations

12:35 pm - 12:40 pm Chairperson's Closing Remarks