OKC VeloCity | November Inclusion Series event to examine bias in the workplace

November Inclusion Series event to examine bias in the workplace

By Chamber Staff / Events / November 9, 2020

The second in a six-event series designed to create discussion on how to best create a culture of inclusion is set for Monday, Nov. 16. At the November session attendees will learn to reflect on how unconscious bias is rooted in our personal stories and how businesses can strategize to minimize the effects of those biases from attracting potential employees to the hiring process itself.

The Creating a Culture of Inclusion series is presented by the Urban League of Oklahoma City, Inc. and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and is a part of a partnership aimed at creating a stronger dialogue and engagement of the Oklahoma City business community around issues of social justice and anti-racism.

The discussion will be led by Silvia Siqueira, diversity and inclusion officer at Hilti North America. Silvia is a strategic and global leader with more than 20 years of experience working with new environments, inclusion challenges and different cultures. A 2019 Diversity Business Leader Award recipient from the Dallas Business Journal, she is responsible for developing and leading the North American organization’s overall diversity and inclusion strategy in alignment with Hilti’s global goals.

She has proven her ability to develop innovative strategies and approaches to promote meaningful change within process and culture.She provides oversight and consultation on the diversity and inclusion needs of key functions and supports leaders to ensure all programs and policies are executed throughout the business and included in the key functional processes. She is also responsible for developing strategies to create an environment that fosters inclusion to enable diversity to positively impact innovation and increase business performance.

The event will include more information about the benefits of diverse workplaces and how we can all contribute to making our community and society more inclusive.

The session will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and will be held virtually on Zoom. Ticket prices are $25 for each session. Participants are encouraged to visit www.okcchamber.com/diversity.

For tickets, call 405-297-8921 or email register@okcchamber.com. Special thanks to the following Presenting Sponsors: AT&T Oklahoma, American Fidelity Assurance Company, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, The Boeing Company, The Chickasaw Nation and Devon Energy Corp.

This article originally appeared in the November 2020 edition of The Point.

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