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career month: how to Build an Inclusive Workplace that Fosters Diversity and Equity

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 12 pm (Central)

Learn about small actions you can implement today to nurture a more inclusive and equitable workplace. 

inclusive workplace
As the conversation around diversity, equity, and inclusion comes more and more to the foreground, companies and their employees are becoming increasingly overwhelmed from participating in programs that often take a very long time and don’t show signs of working at the outset.
The secret to combatting diversity fatigue is simple. Start smaller.
Aggressive hiring programs, mandatory sensitivity trainings, and overwrought programming detract from successful outcomes.
At the end of the day, fostering a sense of belonging among individuals of all different cognitive styles, backgrounds, demographics, and more starts with trust.
In this session, we will discuss how to foster an inclusive workplace culture through small acts built on active listening, giving and receiving feedback, and adopting a curiosity-focused mindset.

 Join us to learn tips and strategies to combat diversity fatigue and foster an inclusive workplace.



About the Presenter: Alida Miranda-Wolff, AB'14

Alida is the co-founder and CEO of Ethos. As a strategist, communicator, and people-person, she grows businesses by fixing talent and culture problems from the high-level all the way down to the smallest details. She’s committed to refining healthy cultures through a dogged commitment to continuous learning and a disciplined pursuit of more.

Before Ethos, she headed up investors, partners, brand, and portfolio company growth at Hyde Park Angels. While at Hyde Park Angels, she helped grow the organization into the most active early-stage investor in the Midwest by developing a people-first approach to investing, one that focuses on leveraging human capital as well as financial capital to drive positive outcomes.
As a contributor for VentureBeat, instructor at General Assembly, and Venture Board Member at mHub, she finds ways to marry her love for information sharing and supporting underrepresented groups in radically different ways. When she’s not immersing herself in writing, teaching, and advising, she is a working artist in Chicago.





Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 12pm (Central)

Cost: Complimentary
Location: Online


Event Contact

Rachel Birkhahn-Rommelfanger
Assistant Director, Career Development
UChicago Alumni Association Contact