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We help you understand where you stand on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. Hear from and question local leaders and experts during live virtual events or watch on-demand videos of past events.

CEO ROUNDTABLE

Confidential, peer-to-peer, host-facilitated forums that discuss the issues and challenges critical to implementing bold actions that develop, advance, and sustain an inclusive culture.

Who Should Attend?

Attend if you are:

A member of Chicago United’s CEO Council (guests and representatives are not eligible.)

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Tuesday, May 10 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Hosted by: Carrie Steyer General Manager, Slalom Chicago


Tuesday, June 14 | 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Hosted by: Helene Gayle President and CEO, The Chicago Community Trust


Friday, July 15 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Hosted by: David Casper U.S. Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Group

Darrel Hackett President, BMO Wealth Management - U.S.


Tuesday, September 20 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Hosted by: Natalie Brown President, Mesirow Financial


Thursday, October 13 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM

Hosted by: Gil C. Quiniones Chief Executive Officer, ComEd

DIVERSITY OFFICER ROUNDTABLE SERIES

Peer-to-peer learning sessions facilitated by executives responsible for their organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies, that investigate current trends and leading practices for less common challenges.

Who Should Attend?

Attend if you are:

A Human Resources Executive A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

A business leader responsible for inclusive talent development

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Tuesday, March 15 | 8:30 - 9:30 AM

Hosted by: Kathryn Medina Senior Vice-President of People & Culture,
Chief Human Resources Officer and Director
of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago


Tuesday, May 248:30 - 10:00 AM

Hosted by: Emeka Igwilo Chief Data Officer and VP Operations Support Nicor Gas


Wednesday, September 28 | 8:30 - 10:00 AM

Hosted by: Reginald J. Miller Vice President, Global Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer McDonald’s Corporation

EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUP SYMPOSIUM 

A prime opportunity to learn best practices from experts on creating models for highly effective resource groups that advance business imperatives.

Who Should Attend?

Attend if you are:

A Chief Human Resources Officer/Chief Diversity Officer

An executive or senior human resources professional responsible for resourcing and/or developing

ERGs in your organization

An ERG Executive

Sponsor An ERG Chair/Leader

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Wednesday, March 2 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Employee Resource Group
Excellence Dr. Robert Rodriguez Founder and President DRR Advisors LLC


Tuesday, October 25 | 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Leading with Purpose
Shannon Schuyler Chief Purpose and Inclusion Officer PwC US

NEW! MID-LEVEL MANAGER SERIES

Programs that equip managers with the leadership skills to build collaborative, diverse and effective teams.

Who Should Attend?

Attend if you are:

CII Corporate Guide

Employee Resource Group Leader

Member Company Employee

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Thursday, March 24 | 8:30 - 10:00 AM

Reducing Unconscious Bias Through Empathy
Melissa B. Donaldson Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer Wintrust Financial Corporation


October | 8:30 - 10:00 AM

What’s Trust Got to Do With It? Managing Intercultural Conflict

NEW! EMERGING LEADER SERIES

Young diverse professionals gain insights from executives on navigating corporate culture toward career advancement.

Who Should Attend?

Attend if you are:

CII Fellow

Employee Resource Group Member/Leader

Member Company Employee

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Tuesday, April 5 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM

A Guide to Advancing Your Career
Tracie Morris U.S. Chief Human Resources and Diversity and Inclusion Officer BMO Financial Group


Wednesday, June 22 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Making the Net Work Reception
Billy Dexter Partner and the Americas Regional Diversity Leader Heidrick & Struggles

NEW! BUSINESS LEADERS OF COLOR (BLC) SERIES

This new program series supports the growth and achievement of selected Business Leaders of Color. Participants will learn innovations and share ideas to become prime candidates for corporate Board of Directors’ positions.

Who Should Attend?

Attend if you are:

A 2021 Business Leader of Color

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May | 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Introduction to Board Governance


July | 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Making the Connection Reception


Board Bio Workshop

BRIDGE AWARDS CELEBRATION

The Bridge Awards Celebration is the premier diversity and inclusion event in Chicago, celebrating excellence in diversity within corporate governance and fostering multiracial leadership at the highest levels of corporate America. The event connects Chicago’s most influential business executives and civic leaders who share the value of advancing inclusion and are leading the charge in their organizations and communities.