1:20 PM - 2:00 PM
Session Name

How to Protect Workplace Inclusion Initiatives During Times of Cutbacks
Speakers: Brian Brackeen, general partner, Lightship Capital; Katelin Holloway, founding partner, Seven Seven Six; and Jason Walker, co-founder, Thrive HR Consulting


Research shows diverse companies are more profitable, and employees who feel a sense of inclusion are happier and more productive. So how can you stop budget cuts from threatening your diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals?

This session will show you that you can create an inclusive culture during times of economic uncertainty. You’ll learn strategies for maintaining a diverse workforce when budgets are tight – and even amid layoffs – so your company can attract top talent and stay a step ahead of the competition for years to come.

Brian Brackeen Katelin Holloway Jason Walker