MEDC: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Developing a Strong and Sustainable D.E.I. Strategy
Facilitated by Michigan SBDC Lead Center
Topic: Managing a Business
Having a clearly defined Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy can benefit the growth and sustainability of a business. A robust D.E.I strategy can help prioritize efforts, align stakeholders, properly allocate resources, and create a shared vision and investment within the organization. In this workshop participants will learn about the key phases and components of a D.E.I strategy and leave with tools to help them create a strong and sustainable D.E.I strategy.
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Speaker(s): Sharonda Simmons has over a decade of experience in executive leadership roles in the non-profit sector. She has a passion for building high-performing teams and sustainable agency infrastructure. She has been an integral partner with senior leadership and board members to ensure the mission and vision of the agency are met. Her work in the community both professionally and personally have allowed her to create curriculum and strategic initiatives focused on increasing inclusion and equity within agencies and community spaces.
Sharonda has served as an advocate for marginalized communities, especially youth and families experiencing trauma. Sharonda has worked with hundreds of clients through workshop facilitation and dozens of nonprofits, businesses, and schools. She has done programming for the United Way of Washtenaw County’s Champion for Change program, the University of Michigan, and Michigan State University along with many others.
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