Inspiring Leadership: Building an Effective Diversity and Inclusion Program
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 @ 12:00 p.m. ET
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Building a culture of inclusion isn't just a to-do on a corporate initiative list. It's a multi-step, multi-year shared vision that starts from the executive office and is embraced by employees at all levels of the company.
So how can we as leaders of our own organizations ensure our organizations are supporting diversity and inclusion?
Join Boston Women in Finance in September for "Inspiring Leadership: Building an Effective Diversity & Inclusion Program" for a conversation with Marques Benton, Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer and OMWI Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Kathryn Burdett, Vice President, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Americas
Deutsche Bank, and Sharon Healey, PHR, Human Resources Director, BWF Board Member, Boston Partners Global Investors, Inc., as they discuss:
- The state of diversity & inclusion programs in Massachusetts today, including innovative organizations paving the way toward more diverse and inclusive workplaces
- How diversity and inclusion programs are evolving in the face of national and global movements
- A step-by-step path to building a diversity and inclusion program, as well as advice on how to support and bolster your existing program
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About Our Speakers:
Marques Benton, Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer and OMWI Director
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Marques Benton is a Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer and OMWI Director at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Benton is responsible for implementing a comprehensive strategy to effectively integrate diversity and inclusion into the Bank’s culture, management practices, talent acquisition and business activities. In this role he is also responsible for complying with the letter and spirit of Section 342 of the Dodd/Frank Act which mandates the establishment of an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI).
In his former role, as an officer in the Public and Community Affairs department, his work with the Mayor’s Earned Income Tax Credit program, the Governor’s Asset Development Commission and with national foreclosure prevention initiatives has helped thousands of low-to-moderate income (LMI) families build, save and preserve assets and achieve greater financial stability. Benton is Chair of the Federal Reserve System’s OMWI Council, and serves on the board of overseers for the Boys and Girls Clubs and the New England Aquarium. He also serves as a Director on the Greenway Business Improvement District (BID) board and the Mayor of Boston’s Women’s Commission. Benton holds a degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. He remains interested in research, policy and outreach that measurably improves the financial stability of working LMI households.
Kathryn Burdett, Vice President, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Americas
Kathryn is Vice President, Head of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), Americas, at Deutsche Bank. She is responsible for setting regional strategy and directing its implementation. She serves as a trusted advisor to the regional CEO, regional deputy CEO, and regional head of human resources and guides the regional senior leadership diversity and inclusion council. Additionally, she oversees five employee resource groups, steers program content for internal and industry franchise events, and manages relationships with external expert partners. She is a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Kathryn joined Deutsche Bank in 1999 and has served in a variety of HR functions. Prior to joining D&I, Kathryn was a founding member of the Employee Relations team and was dual-hatted as the U.S. Graduate Training Program Manager for the HR division. She also spent several years in the HR Business Partner and HR International functions.
Kathryn has a B.A. from Smith College.
Sharon Healey, PHR, Human Resources Director, BWF Board Member
Boston Partners Global Investors, Inc.
Sharon Healey has 10+ years of global, business-based HR experience and is currently the Human Resources Director for Boston Partners. Her expertise is in both operational and strategic HR practices and includes all functional areas of Human Resources such as, talent engagement strategy, total rewards, performance management, employee wellness and safety, and employee training. Her industry expertise includes retail, hospitality, non-profit and financial services. She earned an MBA with a Concentration in Human Resources from Fitchburg State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Massachusetts. She has also achieved the designation of PHR, (Professional in Human Resources). In her spare time, Sharon enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and traveling. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband.