Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Discussions Learn how to expand and improve diversity, equity & inclusion within your agency. Hosted by the Andrea Harris Task Force’s Business Engagement Group, this three-part panel discussion series is designed to help business and government leaders share best practices on diversity, equity and inclusion. Register here WHEN: Each conferences will be held from 11:30 am – 1 pm April 22, 2022 – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion External Mentor Programs & Supplier Diversity Programs. Moderator: Kevin Price, President & CEO, National Institute of Minority Economic Development Panelists: Kate Weaver, Supplier Diversity Manager, Peapod Digital Labs (Food Lion sister company), Andrew Grier, Supplier Engagement & Diversity Manager, Duke Energy May 20, 2022 – Internal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training and Employee Business Resource Groups. Moderator: Evin L. Grant, Policy Director, NC Department of Administration Panelists: Danielle Pavliv, Chief Diversity Officer, SAS, Brooke Cummings, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Curi, Niya Fonville, Director of Externships, Campbell Law School June 17, 2022 – Diversity Recruiting and Hiring and On the Job Training. TBD WHAT TO EXPECT: Each lunch and learn will have panelists with experience/expertise on the relevant topics. Panelists will share their learnings and experiences regarding benefits of and challenges with the DE&I programs and address questions from attendees. The goal of each these lunch and learns are to facilitate an open dialogue amongst private and public entities in order to share learnings and expand practices implemented by private North Carolina companies and public entities that support and advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our state. Registration for each session closes at 5:00 PM on the day before the session. Participants can elect to attend any or all three. If you have any questions, contact Evin Grant.