We know that historically marginalized candidates, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) individuals, women, disabled persons, the LGBTQIA community, neurodivergent individuals, veterans, and many more, can experience barriers to entering and thriving in the workplace. Although distinct, these groups share common barriers to accessing social, economic, and environmental resources necessary to achieve sustainable employment. Research shows that intentionally creating opportunities for marginalized individuals can benefit organizations in multiple ways. An equitable recruiting, hiring, and onboarding experience is important to creating an inclusive company culture, as well as to increasing employee retention, and attracting new talent. In this workshop, we explore ways to address biases in the hiring process and discuss implementing inclusive and equitable practices for attracting, hiring, and retaining diverse talent.
This virtual event will take place on the Zoom platform. Your access link will be emailed to you the day before the event after 12 p.m.
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, M.S., brings over 10 years of inclusive leadership experience and business innovation to her role as director of client support & development with Strategic Diversity Initiatives. With a strong corporate background in crisis and change management, she is passionate about building empowered teams and organizational cultures that interrupt systems of oppression and marginalization. Kaitlin serves as a Diversity Educator and on the Chancellor’s Commission for LGBTQ People at the University of Tennessee, where she earned a Masters degree in Educational Psychology with a research focus in Critical HROD and Queer Empowerment. As a queer woman and fat liberation activist, Kaitlin is passionate about creating safer spaces where all bodies are celebrated and have agency. Her approach to social justice work balances reformist activism with mindfulness and emotional intelligence.