• Join the Discussion About What Leaders Can Say and Do to Tackle Racism in the Corporate World

    June 8, 2020 (The Woodlands, Texas) – The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in Korn Ferry’s webinar series, “Race Matters: Eradicating Racism in the Corporate World.” 

    Racism. It’s an emotionally explosive word and one that some believe corporations have vehemently rejected as a serious problem in their organizations. 

    And while diversity and inclusion have been championed in businesses across the globe, the reality is many people still are not treated equally and do not feel they have a voice. They earn less, are woefully underrepresented in top jobs, and struggle to get equal recognition and opportunity. 

    In the wake of the tragic killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others before them, it's beyond time to tackle this difficult subject head-on. Racism must end, and we need to accept that race—and all differences—do matter. It is only by addressing the inequalities caused by difference on the one hand and valuing that difference on the other that we can harness the true power of diversity. 

    In this webinar series, we will discuss what business leaders at all levels can say and do to tackle racism in their organizations and in society. We’ll discuss the impact of recent events on the Black community. What White people can do to be authentic allies and drive change. And what leaders and HR can do to address systemic racism and build inclusive organizations for all.

    Sign up for one webinar or the whole series using the links below:

    How whites can become authentic allies 
    Tuesday, June 9 from 10-11 a.m.
    White privilege has always been difficult to explore. But without accusation we will talk about how Whites can leverage racial privilege to be effective allies for achieving equity.

    Addressing systemic racism through structural inclusion
    Wednesday, June 10 from 10-11 a.m. 
    The emphasis of D&I over the past few years has been to tackle people’s behavior with unconscious bias training. But, while worthwhile, it’s not enough. In this webinar we discuss how organizations are tackling the systemic racism in their existing talent systems. 
    Creating a racially equitable future as inclusive leaders 

    Thursday, June 11 from 10-11 a.m.
    Organizations need CEOs to be champions of racial equity. But to lead their businesses to become truly inclusive and equitable they also need to be highly skilled in a multitude of ways. We talk about what inclusive leadership looks like in action.
    Black voices on their pain and anger
    Recorded on June 4, 2020
    Four Black professionals from three different generations share what George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery's tragic killings and that of many other Blacks means for them and their families.

    About Korn Ferry

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    About The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce
    As the largest business association in the Houston region with more than 1,500 members, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to advocating for businesses, creating marketing and networking opportunities, serving as a professional and community resource and supporting charitable causes. For more information on The Chamber’s programs and services or to become a member, please visit woodlandschamber.org or call 281-367-5777.

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