Inclusive Leadership: The C-Suite’s Role in DEIB

C-Suite alignment and leadership is crucial when it comes to DEIB. Leaders set the tone, champion organization-wide initiatives, and ensure DEIB is a top level priority for the organization.

There is no denying that leaders who embrace DEIB see better engagement and performance. Teams with inclusive leaders are 17% more likely to report high performance and 29% more likely to work collaboratively. Meanwhile, employees who feel excluded are 25% less productive. But, according to a recent BetterUp survey, just ⅓ of employees see their leaders as inclusive.

How can HR leaders best drive C-Suite leadership for DEIB and employee engagement, especially as we begin to move into a post-pandemic world and generational shifts affect the workforce?

Join Inspire Human Resources with The New York Times Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Jacqueline M. Welch, Johnson & Johnson VP, Head of HR for Ethicon Medical Device business Cory Stern, and Inspire HR Leadership and Multi-generational Expert Kira Copperman to discuss:

Maintaining human-centric leadership beyond the pandemic to foster belonging

Generational differences in the approach to DEIB and leadership

Coaching strategies to enhance performance at every level

Featured panelists:

Jacqueline M. Welch, The New York Times, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Jacqueline M. Welch is the executive vice president and chief human resources officer at The New York Times, where she oversees all aspects of HR, including diversity, equity, and inclusion. Jacqueline previously served as senior vice president, chief human resources officer and chief diversity officer at Freddy Mac where she oversaw 10 Employee Resource Groups and community engagement; senior vice president of international human resources for Turner Broadcasting System, and in prior talent management and diversity roles at WestRock, Accenture, and others.

Cory Stern, Johnson & Johnson VP, Head of HR for J&J’s Ethicon Medical Device business

Cory Stern is the VP, Head of HR for Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Medical Device business, a $9 billion business that provides surgeons around the world with innovative and trusted surgical systems and instruments. Cory has been building, coaching, and leading teams and organizations across J&J since 2004, spanning both established and entrepreneurial start-up businesses.

Kira Copperman, Inspire Expert, Leadership Coaching + Multi-generational Workplace

Kira Copperman, LMSW, BCC has been an expert on the Inspire HR team since 2013. She is a board-certified executive coach, engaging facilitator, and workplace communication strategist whose focus is optimizing the effectiveness of leaders. An award-winning researcher, keynote speaker, and expert on multi-generational workplace management, Kira is also the author of Gen-Speak®: Communication Strategies for the New Generational Mix at Work and Send/Receive/Confirm: Optimizing Communication for the Modern Workplace.


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Jun 09 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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