2017 Conference Details

Mega Session: The Business Value of Diversity & Inclusion and the Role of HR and HR Technology

  • Room: Venetian Ballroom I
  • Session Number: M3
Thursday, October 12, 2017: 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM


Naomi Bloom
Managing Partner
Bloom & Wallace
Michael Krupa
Senior Director
Patricia Milligan
Global Leader, Multinational Client Group
Rita Mitjans
Chief Diversity Officer


Many organizations contend, and there's a lot of research to support, that diversity of thought, expertise, life experiences, cultural assumptions and more improves not only their decision-making but also the creativity and even speed which helps drive improved business outcomes. And, increasingly, we've learned that organizations work best when that diversity is supported by a culture of inclusion and a work environment which adapts to the needs of a diverse workforce. Diversity means a lot more than gender and racial representation, and inclusion goes well beyond inviting everyone to the annual holiday party. This panel of Diversity & Inclusion leaders will tackle the biggest issues of diversity and inclusion from a business outcomes perspective and then combine their considerable expertise to make practical recommendations for addressing these issues today. The business purpose of both diversity and inclusion, and where modern HR technology enablement can help organizations with these challenges will be discussed. This is your chance to hear from those leading the charge in their organizations in addressing these top of mind challenges for today’s HR and business leaders.