This event is presented by Michigan Chamber of Commerce and Michigan ATHENA, as a part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion event series.
- 9-9:45 a.m. : The Female Recession: How to Support Working Women
More than two million women left the labor force in 2020. Women are now at the lowest workforce participation level since 1988 – an astounding statistic. This COVID-induced “She-cession” has unearthed social and economic inequities and is jeopardizing half a century of women’s hard-fought gains in the workplace.
In this session, we will explore the trend lines, how the pandemic has disproportionately impacted women in senior roles, working mothers and women of color, and how companies can work to support and retain women by integrating flexible support models and family-forward policies.
- Cathy Hendrian
, Senior VP of People & Culture, Consumers Energy
- Alexa Kramer
, Director of Government Affairs Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce
- Amy Cell
, President/Chief Matchmaker, Amy Cell Talent
- 9:45-10:30 a.m. : Tapping Hidden Talent Pools to Fill Your Workforce Needs
Attracting and retaining talent is likely to be one of the toughest challenges business leaders face. This session will explore how you can tap into alternative and diverse talent pools.
While it may seem scary to hire someone who doesn’t look perfect on paper, there are many advantages to hiring individuals from underutilized talent pools, including veterans, individuals with some type of disability, returning citizens, the elderly and more.
Join us for this discussion about how broadening your definition of “diversity” in the hiring process and taking a chance on someone different than your typical candidate may be a risk worth taking.
- Michelle Crockett
, Chief Diversity Officer at Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone
- Jennifer Llewellyn
, Manager of Workforce Development at Oakland County and Director of Oakland County Michigan Works! Agency
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