The panel will examine barriers to systematically make businesses, nonprofits, and the industry more welcoming, inclusive and accountable spaces for underrepresented people. The speakers will examine why people of color, women, LBGTQ+ people, and others often remain excluded from businesses recruitment strategies and leadership development, and offer some best practices understanding and overcoming the root causes of employment inequity.
We are honored to hear from:
- Rubén Cantú, Director of Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Austin;
- Jenn Goodwillie, Counsel at Counsel at EDP Renewables North America (EDPR), representing WRISE (Women in Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy);
- Stephanie Hawley, an Equity and Inclusion consultant and the Associate Vice President of the Office of Equity and Inclusion at Austin Community College; and
- Karen Magid, Director of Sustainability and STEM at Huston-Tillotson University.