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2020 FINRA Virtual Diversity Leadership Summit Recordings

FINRA’s Diversity Leadership Summit provides a forum for diversity practitioners and business leaders in the industry to share ideas and effective practices to promote inclusion in the workplace.

FINRA’s 2020 Diversity Leadership Summit took place virtually September 21 – 24. Throughout the day, more than 500 participants learned from expert diversity thought leaders, as they provided focused discussions on the importance of embracing diversity, equity and inclusion as a strategic business priority.

Want to revisit a session you attended or catch up on one you missed? View the recorded sessions below from the September 21 – 24, 2020, FINRA Virtual Diversity Leadership Summit Week.


Nurturing Relationships in the Virtual Age

Crystal Washington, technology strategist and futurist, explores ways of nurturing relationships in the virtual age. During this session, Washington will demonstrate innovative methods for sowing seeds now for future impact, including effective communication with our professional contacts during high-stress periods, the role of social media in diversity and inclusion efforts, and creative ideas for forming task forces and increasing teamwork without in-person, face-to-face interaction.

Introduction:

  • Audria Pendergrass Lee, Senior Director, Inclusion, Recruitment & Workforce Compliance, FINRA

Speaker:

  • Crystal Washington, Technology Strategist and Futurist

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Financial Capabilities in the Wake of COVID-19

FINRA Investor Education Foundation President Gerri Walsh talks with FINRA Governor Dr. Camille Busette, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Director of the Brookings Race, Prosperity, and Inclusion Initiative, and member of the FINRA Foundation Board. They explore demographic differences in the financial capability of U.S. adults in the wake of COVID-19, and potential solutions to critical issues, including financial literacy, saving for retirement, managing debt and student loans, home ownership and wealth inequality. Speakers will also discuss highlights from new FINRA Foundation research.

Introduction:

  • Angelita Williams, Director, Corporate Communications, FINRA

Speakers:

  • Dr. Camille Busette, FINRA Governor, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Director of the Brookings Race, Prosperity and Inclusion Initiative, and FINRA Foundation Board member
  • Gerri Walsh, President, FINRA Foundation, Senior Vice President, Investor Education, FINRA

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Leveraging Diversity Training and Examining Inclusion

Dr. Edward Chang, Harvard Business School Assistant Professor of Business Administration, will examine how social norms and public scrutiny impact the inclusion of women in, and the racial diversity of, corporate boards and other organizational groups. During this session, Dr. Chang also discuss whether diversity training actually works in the ways companies anticipate, and how organizations can better leverage training efforts.

Introduction:

  • Ralph Delouis, Principal Counsel, Enforcement, FINRA

Speaker:

  • Dr. Edward Chang, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

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Quantifying the Value of Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Paolo Gaudiano, Co-founder, CEO and Chief Scientist of Aleria, provides insights on the need, opportunity and power in quantifying the value of diversity and inclusion. 

Introduction:

  • Peter Gonzalez, Principal Examiner, AMILU, FINRA

Speaker:

  • Dr. Paolo Gaudiano, Co-founder, CEO and Chief Scientist, Aleria

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CEO Conversation: Intersectionality and Religious Inclusion

Rainia Washington, FINRA Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer provides opening remarks for a dialogue between FINRA President and CEO Robert Cook and Rev. Mark E. Fowler, Chief Executive Officer of Tanenbaum. During this conversation, they will discuss the role of religious diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and the ways in which multifaceted and intersecting aspects of our identities can impact workplace dynamics.

Introduction:

  • Rainia Washington, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, FINRA

Speakers:

  • Robert Cook, President and CEO, FINRA
  • Rev. Mark E. Fowler, Chief Executive Officer, Tanenbaum 

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Chief Diversity Officer Panel

Drawing on their own professional experiences, panelists from various industries, including retail, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors share their perspectives on the solutions, innovations and research findings explored during FINRA’s Diversity Leadership Summit Week, and provide actionable steps attendees can take to advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  

Moderator:

  • Audria Pendergrass Lee, Senior Director, Inclusion, Recruitment & Workforce Compliance, FINRA

Speakers:

  • Nancy J. Di Dia, Executive Director, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer & Head, US DICE, Boehringer Ingelheim USA
  • Donald Fan, Senior Director, Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Walmart
  • Erick Mitchell, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Livongo

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