Integrate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Into Your HR Strategic Priorities


Issues of police brutality and racial injustice have sparked a global movement for social change. Many banks have made public statements in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and have pledged to provide a better experience for black and historically underrepresented employees. Socially responsible banks are looking to make additional investments in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work. The heavy lifting for this work will often land on the desks of Human Resource executives. In this interactive session, participants will learn how to begin the process of integrating a DEI plan into the Human Resource function. Participants will gain an understanding of the range of DEI frameworks, benchmarks and tools that can guide this urgent and important work. Participants will learn how companies are cultivating a sense of belonging for their BIPOC employees.

Francis Janes
Industry Relations and Partnerships Director, PNW
Beneficial State Bank & Foundation

Robin Johnson
Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion
Umpqua Bank