TIM STEVENS, CHAIRMAN/CEO OF THE BLACK POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT PROJECT.
The Corporate Equity and Inclusion Roundtable conference is back for its 11th year. Tim Stevens, Chairman and CEO of the Black Political Empowerment Project, tells the New Pittsburgh Courier that this year’s edition will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom, 600 Forbes Ave.
This year’s theme is, “A Playbook for Success —Accomplishing Meaningful Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.”
“It remains our hope that many organizations throughout the Pittsburgh region are moving to seriously address the inequalities that persist by increasing the employment, promotions, training and retaining of African Americans, and are attempting to make the term ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ not a slogan, but a true reality,” Stevens said in a statement.
The morning will begin with a welcome from Bill Flanagan, senior advisor, Allegheny Conference on Community Development and host of “Our Region’s Business” on WPXI-TV (Channel 11). Bill Generett, SVP and Executive in Residence, Duquesne University, will then address the crowd, followed by remarks from Stevens.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Pirates will give a presentation on “The Playbook in Action.” “The Playbook” is a guide that was created to help corporations clearly implement strategies and plans to meaningfully increase diversity in their organizations.
EVAN FRAZIER, PRESIDENT/CEO OF THE ADVANCED LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE, IS SCHEDULED TO SPEAK AT THE CEIR CONFERENCE.
The rest of the conference will focus on panel discussions, such as how recent Supreme Court rulings could impact DEI initiatives across America. Brian Oglesby, President/CEO of the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council, will speak on “Creating New Footprints,” while Evan Frazier, President/CEO of The Advanced Leadership Institute, will speak on “How Far We’ve Come; A Story of Progress.”
Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey is also scheduled to give remarks closer to the end of the program.
(Editor’s Note: For more information on the CEIR conference, call 412-212-8775 or visit ceirpittsburgh.org.)