Raines International: 4 Takeaways From AESC’s Chief Diversity Officer Panel Discussion

Raines International’s Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Pauly Rodney moderated a fantastic DEI discussion in late November called “Learning from Those Who Lead the Way.” The panel, part of the AESC’s Annual Global Conference, was held virtually this year.

From looking at the DEI function through the lens of pre-and post-George Floyd, to advocating for data tracking to strengthen DEI, panelists gave examples from their research, professional experiences, and backgrounds to help participants hold organizations accountable and empower employees. The panelists were Molly Q. Ford, Vice President of Global Equality Programs at Salesforce, Erika McConduit, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Centene Corporation, Salvador Mendoza, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at NBCUniversal Media, LLC.

Some key takeaways from the hour-long discussion:

  • Everyone is part of DEI work.
  • Data is king.
  • It’s never too late to start.
  • What’s next?

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