Driving Value Creation through Diversity Equity & Inclusion

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October 7, 2021 4:30 PM - 7 PM EDT

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This event is being postponed due to the surge in the Delta variant - our preliminary expectation is for a new date later this Fall, but we will provide updates here and via email to those who are already registered.  If you are registered and unable to attend the new date, you will be fully refunded.

Driving Value Creation through Diversity Equity & Inclusion

*POSTPONED* October 7, 2021 | St Davids Golf Club, Wayne, PA 

4:30 Registration & Networking
5 – 6:00 pm Program
6 – 7:00 pm Cocktails & Networking

We’re returning to in person events with an important evening program followed by a cocktail reception to allow ample time for the in-person networking we’ve all been missing this last year.

Today’s increasingly competitive business environment requires investors, acquirers and leaders to swiftly identify and execute on opportunities to optimize, innovate, and grow businesses.

We’re delighted to host a candid discussion and workshop led by a leading authority on leveraging Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) as a tool to drive operational excellence and boost firm performance within the middle market and in M&A. We will explore:

  • DEI and its role in driving business goals,
  • How business value is created through DEI both generally and within M&A;
  • Risk analysis in terms of internal and external factors that can mitigate the potential for DE&I impact; and
  • The pillars of an effective and sustainable DEI program

About Our Speaker:

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Quinetta Roberson is the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Management and Psychology at Michigan State University. With a background in both finance and organizational psychology, she is a nationally recognized leader in her field of research on DEI that changes the way people experience organizations AND drive organizational effectiveness.

Over 20 years, she has been a visiting scholar at universities on six continents teaching courses, facilitating workshops, and advising organizations, including private equity, on leadership, talent management and diversity. Dr Roberson has published more than 40 articles and book chapters on diversity. Her research and consulting focus on developing organizational capability and enhancing effectiveness through the strategic management of people, particularly diverse work teams, and is informed by her background in finance, having worked as a financial analyst and small business development consultant prior to obtaining her doctorate.

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