The need for organizations to put attention into diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace has never been more important. Companies are looking for ways to step up their efforts to support their employees and both attract and retain diverse talent, but many also acknowledge that they are not sure where to begin. A recent study by ZoomInfo reported that there has been a 40% increase in Fortune 500 companies onboarding executives with DE&I functions.
It is crucial to look at DE&I not as a stand-alone effort but as a culture and mindset shift in order for there to be lasting impactful change.
Join us for a conversation with experts Andréa Hawkins and David Brady who will share their wisdom, experience, and perspective on how companies can authentically approach DE&I for lasting cultural change.
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Leading Culture Solutions
Chief Talent Connector
Changemaker, creative problem solver and collaborator, Andréa Hawkins approaches leadership with a unique blend of emotional intelligence and strategic consulting that helps organizations turn chaos into order.
As an internal consultant, Andréa has helped many organizations pivot to new realities. With experience in Financial Services and Healthcare leading teams in Operations, Technology, Communications and Finance, she quickly adapts to changing landscapes, leading teams through strategic planning and transformational culture change.
Encouraged by her commitment to increase an organization’s agility, Andréa is bringing her consultative approach and experience to mid-sized growth companies to help them advance, scale and transform. With her assistance and encouragement, many team leaders have achieved their desired outcomes by making slight adjustments in their mindset and behaviors.
Understanding the importance of giving back, Andréa is actively engaged in and committed to her community. She has served the YWCA Hartford Region and currently chairs the Human Resource Leadership Forum (HRLF) Leadership Team’s Membership committee. Andréa is President of the Board of Trustees for The Amistad Center for Art and Culture (TAC), where she has been a volunteer for more than 23 years.
As entrepreneurs and small business owners, Andréa and her husband Doug own two cafés in the Greater Hartford area.
David Brady serves people who are looking to unlock more of their fullest potential, to do work that matters, and to end their day happier and more fulfilled than when it started.
He also is Chief Talent Connector at Colorful Connections – a social enterprise that helps leaders build, retain and grow inclusive teams that represent the communities they serve.
For David, success is the invitation to get to do the things that make him come alive again the next day. What got him up this morning was the opportunity to be present with you