Tanika Natal, Director of HR Administration at Cuddy & Feder LLP
Tanika Natal, Director of HR Administration at Cuddy & Feder LLP

On Thursday, November 10, Tanika Natal, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of HR Administration, participated in a panel through The Business Council of Westchester titled: “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Practice: Actively Bringing Voices to the Table.” Other panelists included Kate G. de la Garza, Relationship Manager/VP for Key Bank; James Francis, SR. Account Manager of Balancing Life’s Issues; Connie Kim, Head of Learning & Development & DEI at Heineken USA; Dr. Rinardo Reddick, Associate of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and CDO at Westchester Community College; and Alicia Nicole Roberts, Director of Office Diversity and Inclusion at Con Edison. The panel was moderated by Ivette Molina, Director of Business Management & Operations at the Business Council of Westchester. The informative discussion covered what companies can do to create a diverse and inclusive workplace and how they can invest in the upward mobility of diverse employees within their organizations.

Key topics:

· Why diversity matters
· Intentional inclusion
· Focusing on the difference between diversity and inclusion
· Being comfortable with uncomfortable conversations
· Conversations re: DEI to existing employees vs. new employees
· What was/is the work the organization put in and what are the results
· What does leadership need to continue to focus on

View a recording of the DEI Program here.

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