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Lead Your Way: Diversity Networking and Career Conference

February 17, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Join us for the inaugural Lead Your Way: Diversity Networking and Career Conference as we foster rich discussion on diversity equity and inclusion topics while promoting diverse talent for internships and full-time employment. This event is being offered as a collaboration between the Career Centers at Appalachian State University, NC Central University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and UNC Greensboro. This fair is open to all undergraduate and graduate students (except MBA, Medical, Dental, and Law). 

The event will feature break-out panels on topics related to diversity in the workplace featuring employers from organizations who have committed their resources to promote diversity, and a networking after-party for participants to interact with each other.  

Panel Session 1: Authenticity in the Workplace 

  •  Bring your whole self to work, can I be myself at work (ie. gender, sexual identity, religion), ways that students can show up to work without negotiating who they are, how do you as a student/candidate identify your core values to make sure you find an organization that shares those values. 

Panel Session 2: Managing Difference in the Workplace 

  • Addressing micro-aggressions and toxic workplaces, training initiatives on inclusivity/bias, creating supportive safe workspaces. 

Panel Session 3: Recruiting, Hiring & Retaining Diverse Talent 

  • Ways that recruiters and hiring managers mitigate bias in recruiting and hiring of students from underrepresented groups; the resources companies make available to support the retention and advancement of those groups such as employee resource groups (ERG’s), mentoring programs, and leadership development programs; the management and leadership demographics disaggregated by race/gender and the goals to improve identified disproportionate representation. 


February 17, 2021
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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