Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Being an Ally in the Workplace

Go Back

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Being an Ally in the Workplace 

While diversity and inclusion (D&I) isn’t new, 2020 was a wake-up call for companies to reexamine their D&I initiatives. Consumers are taking their business to companies with proven commitments to D&I, and new laws and requirements are being enacted to support greater diversity in the workplace. Organizations must evolve or risk a shrinking candidate pool, reduced market share and ultimately, lost profitability. Understand your role as leadership strives to make a difference.

Presenter:  Dr. Juhanna Rogers, Vice President of Racial Equity & Social Impact, CenterState CEO

This six-week Eyes on the Future series provides professionals with strategies and knowledge to further their career. Leaders across diverse backgrounds and industries will share how they’ve used their experiences, successes, and lessons learned to grow themselves and their companies. Sponsored by CPS Recruitment, Inc.

Cost:  $49 for 6 sessions; $20 per session if purchased per session.  


Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 9am

From Boomers to Gen Z: Working with Colleagues Across Demographics

When multiple generations coexist in the workforce, effective management and communication is challenging, but imperative. You can coexist and be effective in successfully working across demographic groups–be it Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials or Gen Z–when you better understand the defining traits and work preferences of each.

 Presenters: Pennie Gorney – Dermody, Burke & Brown, Director of Marketing; Erica Muscatello – Dermody, Burke & Brown, Marketing Manager; Ruthnie Angrand – City of Syracuse, Director of Communications and Marketing 


Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 9am

Honing Your Networking Skills, In person and Virtually

Networking in person and virtually allows you to meet people who can help you get your next job, advance in your current role or assist in making valuable connections and other business priorities. Even for seasoned professionals, networking can be daunting. We will provide a tips to get you started, or enhance your current skills.  

Presenters: Jody Frawley, Amplified Digital Agency – Integrated Marketing Strategist; Sara Parton, Visions Federal Credit Union, Community Builder and Heather Vashaw, Pathfinder Bank, VP Human Resources 


Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 9am

Being Engaged in Positive Change

Have you ever wondered why some people and organizations excel even in difficult times? Faced with unprecedented challenges some people fail, others simply survive, but few grow and even prosper. What distinguishes these groups? Hear from community leaders on how they have faced challenges head on to empower others, and drive positive change.

Presenter: Rob Simpson, president, CenterState CEO                             

Moderator: Evelyn Ingram, Wegmans, Director, Community Engagement 


Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 9am

Navigating the Return to “Normal”

As employees return to the office while continuing to navigate pandemic-life, they face many personal and professional challenges that have changed or continue to evolve. How can we best transition back to life around the water cooler, as opposed to Zoom calls from the dining room table in your sweats and slippers?

Presenter: Monifa Wilcox, vice president of Human Resources, CenterState CEO


Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 9am

“If only I had known... Pearls of Wisdom”

Presenter: George J. Lynch

George shares his straight-from-the-heart, passionate and enthusiastic message, to motivate audiences on how to step above their limitations. He skillfully weaves his compelling life story into the fabric of our daily lives to transform ordinary thinkers into extraordinary achievers.



Event Time

Oct 28th 2021
09:00 AM to 10:00 AM


Virtual Event

Event Type

CEO Professional Development Series

Exclusive Presenting Sponsor