The State of Diversity and Inclusion: Where we are and Where we are Going
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from the COO of DiversityInc, the dominant diversity publication, who’s mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. Each year, DiversityInc announces the Top 50 Companies in the country who have excelled at maintaining a diverse workforce by looking at best practices such as diversity councils, resource groups, senior level accountability and more.
By understanding the current state of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and discovering best practices being used by these top 50 companies, attendees can take back resources and ideas to implement at their own organization.
- Define Diversity in the workplace
- Understand the business benefits of diversity in the workplace
- Implement best practices to provide a diverse work environment for employees
About the Speaker
Carolynn Johnson, MBA
Chief Operating Officer
Carolynn Johnson is the Chief Operating Officer for DiversityInc Media LLC. As the COO for the past 13 years, Carolynn is responsible for operations, the production of DiversityInc magazine, all web properties and all events. She is also responsible for sales management, information technology, circulation, business development and the development and execution of the annual DiversityInc Top 50 competition. She has been named the next CEO of DiversityInc.
Prior to joining DiversityInc in 2003, Ms. Johnson was the marketing coordinator, pharmaceutical and science groups, for Advanstar Communications. Prior to that, she was an account manager at Correct Communications, a full-service marketing and communications agency.
She completed an executive management program at the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College and earned an MBA from Rutgers Business School.
She has been director of the DiversityInc Foundation for the past seven years, and is on the Board of Trustees at Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, NC. While completing her MBA, she was an elected class officer and was a recipient of the Ted Marousas Award for Expanding the footprint of the Rutgers EMBA.